This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the Western Expansion in the United States - American Indian Experience in the West. There are a total of 51 slides in the three power point presentations, all of which are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
The relationship between Native Americans and the non-Indians in North America has been one of suspicion and hostility that has often erupted into violence and in many cases, all out war.
Prior to European settlement, the Native American’s battles were with only those tribes who were their tribal enemies. That changed when European countries began to stake their claims on prized territories and enlisted the American Indians to fight on their behalf. Native Americans were forced into the position of fighting both their historic enemies and the enemies of European countries.
As the insatiable desire for expansion grew, the white settlers sought to establish themselves on land that the Native Americans had inhabited for many years. The white settlers regarded the land as property to acquire for various economic reasons and that the current inhabitants of the land, the American Indian, was merely an obstacle in the way of expansion that needed to be removed.
At the beginning of the 1830s, nearly 125,000 Native Americans lived on millions of acres of land in GA, TN, AL, NC and FL - land their ancestors had occupied and cultivated for generations. By the end of the decade, very few natives remained anywhere in the southeastern United States.
The federal government implemented The Indian Removal Act of 1830 forcing them to leave their homelands and walk thousands of miles to a specially designated “Indian Territory” across the Mississippi River. So white people could have some ground to farm. This difficult and sometimes deadly journey is known as the “Trail of Tears”.
By 1840, tens of thousands of Native Americans had been driven off of their land in the southeastern states and forced to move across the Mississippi to Indian territory. The federal government promised that their new land would remain unmolested forever, but as the line of white settlement pushed westward, “Indian country” shrank and shrank. In 1907, Oklahoma became a state and Indian territory was gone for good.
Power point presentation #1, The American Indian Wars, contains 31 slides and covers the following:
The 17th Century (2)
European Imperial Wars
The French & Indian War
Other 18th Century Conflicts (2)
The Colonial Threat (2)
Great Lakes Territory
War of 1812 (2)
U.S. Removal Policy
California & Oregon Territory
Arizona & New Mexico Territory
Civil War Period
Ever Increasing Expansion
Northern Plains (2)
In The End
End of Presentation
Power point presentation #2, The Trail of Tears contains 20 slides and covers the following:
The Indian “Problem “
“Trail of Tears” Map
Attitudes About Indians
What to Do With the Indians?
White Land Grab
Native American Sovereignty
Indian Removal Act
The Cherokee’s Forcible Removal
End of Presentation
The is one of many bundled, power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....Western Expansion in the United States.