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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentOther - Politics & Government · 1 month ago

why did the us deem the native amaricans not competant to maintain their life and land?

to this day the natives can't do anything on the reservations without telling the goverment first because of a law that was used to deem them not competatnt.

but how did that even work they where competent enought to survive for so long before amarica was made so what qualification for being incompatent did they use and why is it still in use today?

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tl:dr a law i learned about today that was put inplace before 1900 is still used today against native amaricans that then labled the tribes incompetent so it could stifle their ability to grow econimy

what qualified them as incompetent that made it usable and how did the law even work and for the love of celestia why is it still being followed today?

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Search of Doctrine of Discovery to find out why Europeans paid so little mind to the Natives.

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      ok i will see what that is but i am talking about the amaricans and why a court justice deemed the entire race under his ward not why europeians ignored them

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  • Edwena
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    1 month ago

    Why would any indian kid want to stay on a reservation, especially a girl. What they should investigate is the pressure that the indian hierarchy puts on the kids, in particular to not achieve so they will be stuck on the reservation. So, the entire system tends to be opposite to American society. You see it from your perspective.

  • 1 month ago

    their downfall was not building factories and making weapons to twart the european invaders

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      their was no ability to make those things with the tech at the time and this is not relivent to the question but asserts that if a race has better stuff then amarican then amarica is mentally unfit to maintain itself

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  • Mark
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    1 month ago

    "Manifest destiny".  Canada justified it as well along those lines.  Australians, too, but the natives there were quite different.

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      fyi native amaricans did record their own record they still have traditions and storys from the past handed down hell the US destroyed some of their cultural items took children off reservations and forced them not to speak their language

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  • Gen
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    1 month ago

    The history makes love to blame whitey on this but if you look at what bankers were funding the land takeaways, you will find many jews.. weird on how the history books don't write that and for sure jews aren't writing the history books.. right? lol

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    • 1 month agoReport

      fyi people were not paying for the land being taken away the us was taking it not bankers sure some did so for coal miners and gold minning companies 
      but i am not talking about the removal of the land mabye stop bitching about jews long enough to learn to actually read a question

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