What were the reasons for the destruction of Native American society?


A Level


14m 44s
Key questions considered: Why did white Americans destroy Native American society? How effective were Native American responses to white actions? Content covers: Economic reasons (land, resources, gold, settlers); Political reasons (territorial expansion, actions of presidents, broken treaties), Socio-Cultural Reasons (Manifest Destiny, religious attitudes, desire to ‘civilise’, individual actions of settlers ‘on the ground’). Ultimate ineffectiveness of Native American Responses. Analysis/conclusions.


Professor Richard Carwardine

Siobhan Dickens

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