What Policy Did The New United States Pursue In Its Dealings With Native Americans?
It will not be so wrong if we say Native Americans fought the revolutionary war from the British side.
However, a few groups also took the American colonists’ side; but compared to the British side takers, the number is too less.
Therefore, after the end of the revolution, the newborn United States’ started pursuing vengeful actions against Native Americans or Indians.
We can understand it, the USA’s new government actions towards them.
Though, in the Declaration of Independence, the US leaders added some great moral values to protect human natural rights (life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness); but in the case of Native Americans, those rights didn’t come into effect.
Especially, the new federal government of the country set out some discriminatory rules, through which they tried to drive away Indians from their living rich lands to the West side of the country.
Even, if someone from them opposed this decision of the government, he was being killed without any of proper justification.
Now, you can imagine how bad was it for them.
Why Did Native Americans Join In The Revolutionary War?
From the beginning of the revolution, Indians knew very well that their interest is protected only in the hands of British authority.
Although, their entrance into the revolutionary war was also a result of British propaganda.
They made this propaganda in 1763 to separate Native Americans politically and emotionally from other colonists.
So, what was it?
In the year 1763, the Empire of Great Britain declared a royal proclamation for containing colonists’ expansion towards Indians’ land.
The proclamation was in full favor of Indians. Either way, they wanted something like that for a long time.
In the first phase, when the revolutionary war began between the 13 colonies and the British Empire, most of the Indian tribes remained neutral.
But things started changing when American militias started attacking over neutral Indians.
The attacks made them obliged to join the British side and fought against colonists.
So later on, after independence, all these pieces of stuff became a big reason why did the newborn United States government pursue some vengeful policies in its dealings with Native Americans.