How many Native Americans were killed by the US government?

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Native Americans killed in service for the United States and killed defending their Indian country is listed below in rough estimated numbers. A likely total of 100,000-500,000 Native Americans in the U.S. have died since 1776. The high end would be around a million. Native Americans are the have the highest mortality rate of any U.S. minority because of U.S. action and policy.
Indians Conflicts & Removals 1776-1973
(1973) Wounded Knee II - 2
(1890) Wounded Knee - 178
(1864) Sand Creek Massacre - 200
(1862) Dakota War of 1862 - 38 prisoners executed
(1876) Battle of Little Big Horn - 136 (high estimate)
(1838) Cherokee Removal - 4,000
(1817-58) Seminole Wars I,II, & III - 1475 (likely high as 10,000)
(1831) Choctaw Removal - 2,500
(1812) Red Stick War of the Muscogee or Creek- 3,000
(1791) Battle of the Wabash - 21
(1830) Indian Removal Act

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Two studies have been conducted that attempt to number the natives killed by the United States. The first of these was sponsored by the United States government, and while official does not stand up to scrutiny and is therefore discounted (generally); this estimate shows between 1 million to 4 million killed. The second study was not sponsored by the US Government but was done from independent researchers. This study estimated populations and population reductions using later census data. Two figures are given, both low and high, at: between 10 million and 114 million Indians as a direct result of US actions. Please note that Nazi Holocaust estimates are between 6 and 11 million; thereby making the Nazi Holocaust the 2nd largest mass murder of a class of people in history.
American Holocaust: D. Stannard (Oxford Press, 1992) - "over 100 million killed" "[Christopher] Columbus personally murdered half a million Natives"
God, Greed and Genocide: The Holocaust Through the Centuries: Grenke (New Academia Publishing 2006)
Holocaust: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies: Cesarani, (Routledge 2004)

Thousands even as me being half native they mostly killed us because they owed us land and did't want to give it to us so they gave us beer even though they owe us millions in land .My great grand parents had to hide out from the government they had to move place to place they never got an education and they were on warfare because the government used them.

Thanks to the Indian Removal Act of 1830, it was illegal for Indians to live in Georgia. They could travel through Georgia, with proper papers. This law was not repealed until March, 1980.

Officially not 'many' in Indian Wars, but murdering Red Indians was daily practice for white Colonists. And this genocide was happily tolerated by American Government and US Army

almost 20 million Red Indians died, say 10 per day , which should be general American knowledge.

By far the biggest killers though were smallpox, measles, influenza, whooping cough, diphtheria, typhus, bubonic plague, cholera, and scarlet fever. All imported by the Europeans
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Why did Columbus kill the native Americans?

Yes, he did kill the people in the islands he found. He never reached North American, but in a sense he began the genocide that would soon follow as people from the new world met the people from the old world.

How many native Americans were killed?

between 100,000 and 500,000 Answer 2: The US Government estimates, shown above, are generally ignored as self serving and extremely low. Third party research has shown that the United States was directly responsible for the deaths of, between, 10 and 114 million native americans.

How many Native American tribes are there in the US?

About 4,000 tribes Answer See the Wikipedia link below for a list of federally-recognized tribes in the US. This list isn't necessarily exhaustive; it merely notes the tribes that the United States government recognizes as such. There may be more tribes in existence.

How many treaties did the US break with native Americans?

Answer . Due to the complexity of treaties among various U.S. tribes, all treaties have been violated in some form. Some treaties get ratified and other treaties don't by the House/Senate which causes more confusion among parities.. Choctaw . The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek was violated as m ( Full Answer )

Why did Native Americans sign treaties with the US Government.?

Most would be considered extremely suspect in any court of law. Often minority tribal leaders signed a document they could neither read or understand, that had been translated to them by someone who could not read or understand the document they were being asked to interpret.

How many native Americans did Christopher Columbus kill?

Columbus brought back Natives after his first voyage to show what he had found, there is no approximate number of how many people he killed, maybe not by himself... but because of him they died. I would say over 10 thousand, at least. Christopher Columbus was a terrible man. He only came to our coun ( Full Answer )

How did US government policies cause a reduction in land belonging to Native Americans and in the number of Native Americans as well?

The US government was hostile to native Americans throughout the 18th, and 19th centuries. It had a policy of protecting it own citizens at all costs. As a result, when settlers would move into an area inhabited by Indians, fighting would ensue, and this almost always lead to the Native Americans be ( Full Answer )

What animals did Native Americans kill?

It depended on where they lived and could range from very small creatures such as voles etc to extremely large ones such as Moose and Elk.

What are reserved rights in regard to the relationship between Native American people and the US government?

As a general statement: Reserved rights were clauses in treaties between the US and the Indian tribe which reserved some portion of action, jurisdiction, land use and things of that nature. As a small and very incomplete example: The Delaware Treaty of 1782 reserved: (loosly quoted) "That any offen ( Full Answer )

How are Native Americans governed today?

The saying today has been in effect for many years, and will probably exist for many more generations of Native Americans: "We do as well today as when Custer headed the BIA."

How many Native American casinos are in the US?

There are currently approximately 400 gaming Indian gaming establishments in the United States. These casinos are operated by approximately 220 federally recognized tribes. The revenues generated in these establishments is close to $18.5 billion. David, Member of The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi

How many Native Americans were killed by whites?

This figure fluctuates depending on who you ask. The US Government (a non-neutral source) officially states around 75,000 Indians. Several researchers (a neutral source) estimate between 14,000,000 and 122,000,000 (14 ~ 122 Million / double to 100 times the number of Jews killed by Hitler).

How many Native Americans died in war with US army?

approximately 487,000,000 which is half a billion and these are the details of the wars and battles. Dakota War of 1862 - skirmishes in the southwestern quadrant of Minnesota result in hundreds dead. In the largest mass execution in U.S. history, 38 Dakota were hanged. About 1,600 others were sent ( Full Answer )

Why was there conflict between Native Americans and the US government?

The United States government (and its people, representatives) made international contracts known as Treaties (Promises) and then promptly broke them. This is a cultural taboo and the only "unforgivable sin" in most Indian Cultures.. For Example: The United States of American signed a treaty with ( Full Answer )

What killed most of the Native Americans?

The people who came from Europe to the New World. They killed the Native Americans with their foreign diseases and their random slayings. They also forced the Native Americans off of their land and that starved them.

How did Native Americans governed?

Our previous governments were Socialist (Representative) Republics. There was a ruling council that was governed by a strict set of laws, it was a repentance of death to violate them. When the council could not agree it normally split and re-formed as two tribes each going their own way on such issu ( Full Answer )

What was the purpose of early treaties between the US government and Native Americans?

In 1532 a legal decision was made in Europe that stated the "Indians" of "the Americas" (the American continent - North and South America) were the rightful owners of all lands there, and the legal theories used by the settlers were insufficient to extinguish their ownership rights (Manifest Destiny ( Full Answer )

How many Native Americans have served on the US supreme court?

Unfortunately, there has never been a Native American on the Supreme Court. Until recently, most Justices were white, male, protestants. Diversity is a fairly development, dating back to 1916, when Woodrow Wilson nominated the first Jewish Justice, Louis Brandeis. It will likely take a while t ( Full Answer )

How many native americans are living in the US?

In the 2010 census 2.9 million people identified as Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native alone. 5.2 million people identified as Native Americans, either alone or in combination with one or more ethnicity or other races. 1.8 million are recognized as registered tribal members. Dif ( Full Answer )

Europeans kill many Native Americans why?

Europeans Killed Native american's , Because Long ago Europeans just found the land and sold it to other Europeans but Native Americans have already been living there Longer than the Europeans found out about the land , They try to kill them because they want the land but the Native Americans wont g ( Full Answer )

What did the US government force Native Americans to live on?

The US government forced Native Americans to live on reservations. This was done supposedly for the Native Americana's protection; however, in truth these treaty's were negotiated in a fraudulent manner, the U. S. government negotiated their treaty to advance the ideas of western expansion, not to p ( Full Answer )

What do native American do when they killed a buffalo?

In general, among Plains tribes the men would hunt on horseback and kill buffalo over many miles of terrain. The women would follow and skin and butcher each carcass on the spot, packing the meat and hides on a travois to take back to the village. In order to butcher such a large animal, each sid ( Full Answer )

How did native Americans kill bison?

Bison (historically known as buffalo) were killed in three main ways: by stampede over a cliff, by spearing and by shooting with arrows. The pishkun or buffalo jump was essentially a huge trap, with brushwood fires, piles of stones and men waving hides to direct and stampede the herd over a ste ( Full Answer )

What role did the buffalo play in the conflict between Native Americans and the US government?

The government saw that by killing the buffalo they were killing Indians from starvation the government told anyone who went on the train across the Indian land could bring Guns and shoot the Buffalo as they went by. When the train had stopped by and the shooting had stopped people the government ha ( Full Answer )

How many native Americans were killed by members of the Corps of discovery?

Lewis and Clark were fortunate in having a native girl (Tsakakawia, often incorrectly called Sacagawea) along with the expedition, since all the tribes they met could immediately see they were not a war party because of the presence of a female. As a result, encounters were generally friendly. Th ( Full Answer )

What European diseases killed many native Americans?

When the Europeans came to the Americas, they brought a variety of diseases which had not been introduced to the Natives. These diseases proved to be extremely deadly. Many explanations are given for the huge decrease in the numbers of Natives; however, these new diseases were a huge contributer. Ve ( Full Answer )

Why did the US government seek to remove the native Americans from their land?

An act was passed called The Indian Removable and it's purpose was to put tribes on reservations. The main reason for this was very simple. People wanted the land and the Native Americans were in the way. Since the earliest times of the country there has always been bias and discrimination against t ( Full Answer )

Why did Columbus kill natives Americans?

He thought they were going to kill his people, but then they signed treaties saying that they were to be in peace and learned each others ways.

What did the government did to the native Americans?

As people began to move west they wanted the Native American lands, so the act made it official that the tribes were to be removed. From the very moment of the first colony the European settlers did their best to kill, remove, or displace the Native tribes from their lands. The government made treat ( Full Answer )

Why did the Pilgrims kill the Native Americans?

At first the Pilgrims and the Native Americans got along well butas more and more settlers arrived and they demanded more land, therelationship between the Native Americans and the Pilgrims snappedand they went to battle in King Philip's War.