Learning Objectives

6.1 Why were so few Native Americans around when the “Pilgrims” landed in 1620?

6.2 What did White people desire that led to Indian removal?

6.3 How did the idea of “manifest destiny” influence the removal and attempted destruction of American Indians?

6.4 Why does the United States’ treatment of American Indians fall under the label of genocide?

6.5 What were some key resistance actions led by the “Indians of All Tribes” and the American Indian movement?

6.6 How do the experiences of the Native peoples in Alaska correspond to those in the lower 48 states?

6.7 How does historic trauma relate to the challenges facing American Indian and Alaska Native people today?