Native Americans have been oppressed ever since the pilgrims arrived here in the late fourteen hundreds. The colonists arrived and thought that they were entitled to the land and not the ones living there. At first it was just a plain massacre; colonists were killing the Native Americans and just taking the land. They also were fooled into letting the "white people stay on the land until finally it was overtaken. Another occurrence that happened was that the Native Americans either sold the land or traded it in very unfair deals that hurt them tremendously.
The Native Americans were taken by surprise and before they even knew it were completely taken over. By 1900, only 1/8 of them were left, which is only around 250,000. (Tischler) And at this time, they were shoved onto reservations and were completely humiliated. To this day, people do not realize what wrong was done to them. There is still hatred to them even though they were here first, and rightly deserve the land.
The Native Americans were presented with assimilation, pluralism, subjugation, segregation, expulsi