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Gary Cummings, MS wrote at 2013-10-19 16:18:35
Some token payments were made, as well as treaties. All of the treaties were broken by the colonists and later Americans, and a campaign of Ethnic Cleansing began at Jamestown in the 1600's and ended at Wounded Knee in the 1890's. The tribe to come in contact with the Jamestown colonists ceased to exist within 4 years. It was a subtribe under the Powatan Confederation. That set the pattern and the genocide of the American Indian followed. One of the main motivations for the Rev. War against Great Britain was access to the lands West of the Alleghenies. The Americans won the war, extended themselves beyond the Alleghenies, and began their campaign of broken treaties and extermination of the Native Americans.


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