Despite the exceptional treatment, still Indians resided in ghettos.
This termination did not make the natives happy. This resulted in the rise of activism by the Indians who believed their rights were being violated. They felt overlooked by the government in their own home. More agitation resulted since most of those running the government were non-Native Americans. Resources such as rivers, which were banned for public use, were permitted to be used by Indians. After passing this legislation, Indians were also denied access to use these resources. In reaction to this, the Indian community had to protest (Edmund et al. 217). As this was not discrimination in real terms, they had to protest. Incited by the African Americans who inhabited these ghettos with the protestors, they revolted. Some of these protests escalated to violence.
Hunting and fishing community from origin, hunting and fishing rights evoked several protests. They went to court, and the court ruled that the law was fair. After losing they went to the Supreme Court and were allowed to continue hunting and fishing. The court identified this as their right (Edmunds et al. 289). In spite of this, federal government intended to enforce the past legislations. In enforcing, these police used brutality against the Indians. This led to the rise of the Red power movement. Its plan was to push for better social services for the native Indians in the country. As in four days minimal success was achieved, they believed they upheld their dignity. The Indian’s resistance was answered with opposition from the government. The Indians resorted to the use of videos with police brutality to publicize their accusations. Publications that instilled activism were distributed to the Indians and those that sympathized with them.
This period saw the absorption of many Indians until extinction of the ...Show more