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The complaints of Native Americans western farmers and African Americans in the later 19th century are the result of too little government action When problems began to arise in the West only then did the American Government hastily find even more disputable solutions The government did not attempt to aid the Indians farmers or African Americans before there situations became worse enough to definitely need fixing Also when the government made their decisions they were only beneficial for one side and not the other All that the Indians farmers and African Americans wanted were their own shares of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness the natural rights entitled to all people When President Andrew Jackson applied the Indian Removal Act he believed that the lands west of the Mississippi would permanently remain Indian country But this was proven false as wagon trains rolled westward on the Oregon Trail Also plans for a transcontinental railroad were in progress Because the national government took little into consideration of the future of the Indian Removal Act more problems arose The federal government began to assign the plains tribes large tracts of land or reservations However most already-settled Indians did not even consider migrating again Hundreds of tiny wars sprung up especially with the Sioux due to the governments neglect to view all consequences of its actions the troops were sent into our country and the troops killed our people and ill treated them and thus war and trouble arose but before the troops were sent there we were quiet and peaceable and there was no disturbanceChief Red Cloud Speech Jackson should have never sent the Indians west because he did not regard the future whereabouts of the Native American peoples In reaction to the interruption of peace Congress tried to break up tribal organizations among the Indians in the Dawes Act of 1887 Congress hoped that with the divisions of tribes and the granting of
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