Sexual Violence Against Native Americans

European colonization in the Americas is what started the centuries of conflict between the immigrating Europeans and the indigenous Native Americans. Diseases were brought from overseas settlers, some possibly intentionally, which wiped out Native American villages. The Natives were murdered, raped, enslaved, and pushed out of the area so the White Man could settle there. A brief history will be given to set the stage, followed by a description of the violence committed and a reason why it pertains to the topic.
It is estimated that circa 12,000 years ago, humans, who would later be known as the Native Americans, migrated to America from Eurasia. They soon spread throughout the land and ...

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of the Natives due to diseases brought over from Europe, genocide, displacement of land, and slavery.
Diseases such as chicken pox and measles were brought to the Americas from Europe, but the disease that proved to be the most deadly was small pox. Chicken pox and measles were common but rarely fatal in Europe, but because of the low immune system of the Natives, it often proved deadly. Small pox was first introduced to the Americas in 1495 when Columbus brought African slaves from the West Indies. It is estimated that between 1495 and 1515, two-thirds of the Natives of Puerto Rico and eighty percent of the Santa Domingo population were wiped out by small pox. Some scholars believe that consciously infected goods were given to the Natives as peace offerings, but were really death traps given to them to wipe them out. Much of the Northeastern and Northwestern tribes died due to such illnesses, and the disease spread to take even more victims. Native populations during the ...

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here is the Natives being left naked to freeze; the act of being left naked, I’m sure, was very humiliating, not to mention cruel and unusual. Other acts not stated here, but rather will be stated later, are those of the rape of Native women by American settler, civilians and eventually present day men.
As more and more Europeans settled in America, they dispersed and grew as a community, forcing large numbers of Natives to move west and resettle. There were numerous acts and treaties such as Jackson’s Indian Removal Act of 1830 which allowed the President to conduct treaties with the Natives to have them move west in exchange for land in the east. One of the most egregious and famous ...

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