LynchUniversity of South Florida, FL Native Americans face a number of environmental hazards and health issues that have been imposed upon Native lands from the outside. In her examination of cancer among Native peoples in the US, Weaver noted that in general Native Americas have the poorest health among all US population groups. The poor health of Native Americans should not simply be seen as a consequence of life choices made by Native people e. This includes the many negative environmental conditions that have been produced on Native American reservations through mining of uranium, coal, and pollution of Native lands by other industrial processes such as those that have contaminated Native lands with PCBs.
Thomas Buckley Abstract This study is an effort to determine whether the phenomenon of genocide, as defined in the UN Convention on Genocide ofplayed a distinguishable role in the sharp decline of the California Indian population during the period to Through examination of such resources as memoirs, newspaper accounts of the time, anthropological and demographic studies, government documents, and works on genocide theory, it considers key issues of intent and action on the part of the Spanish, Mexicans, and Americans who arrived in California during the period.
The evidence indicates that genocide of indigenous peoples occurred in California in the later years of the period under examination, and that its perpetrators were primarily miners and settlers who had recently arrived from the East. Although genocide was not a primary cause of the indigenous population collapse in California, it had a decisive impact on the survival of some of the state's Indian groups.
Numerous contemporary accounts provide details of indiscriminate killing of Indians by American settlers. The Indians of California experienced massive depopulation when California was under Spanish and Mexican authority as well, but the decline cannot be attributed to genocide because of a lack of intent and an absence of widespread, sustained, one-sided attacks on the part of the Spanish and Mexicans.
Recommended Citation Field, Margaret A.The US and the Crime of Genocide Against Native Americans Complete Survey: Race Relations Web Editor: the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) formally apologized for the agency's participation in the "ethnic cleansing" of Western tribes. [ The US and the Crime of Genocide Against Native Americans ].
1 Genocide of Native Americans: Historical Facts and Historiographic Debates Brenden Rensink Introduction One of the most sobering themes that underlie North American. Native America and the Question of Genocide shows the diversity of Native American experiences postcontact and illustrates how tribes relied on ever-evolving and changing strategies of confrontation and accommodation, depending on their location, the time period, and individuals involved, and how these often resulted in very different Reviews: 6.
America through an examination of native and nonnative historical and. contemporary oratory, argument, letters, addresses, and texts. of Genocide. A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Reprinted in Indian Nation: Native American Literature.
and Nineteenth-Century Nationalisms by Cheryl Walker, Durham: Duke Publ.
The Native American Genocide and the Teaching of US History. By State legislators have joined state and county school boards in condemning the exam for talking about the American Indian genocide and for not talking enough about military actions, American exceptionalism and manifest destiny.
D’Souza maintains that the American Indian. A handy study that portrays the Native American reaction to the Indian New Deal and subsequent policies is Hazel W.
Hertzberg's The Search for an American Indian Identity: Modern Pan Indian Movements (Syracuse University Press, ).