Relationship of White American Settlers with American Indians
Till 1780’s White American settlements were confined to a small narrow strip of coastal land in the east.
(i) Among the Native American groups some were settled but several of them were nomadic and lived by hunting, gathering and fishing.
(ii) Westward expansion of ‘whites’ after the formation of the United States of America led to displacing of local tribes. The American Indians were past driven beyond the river Mississippi and then further west.
(iii) Numerous wars were waged in which Indians were massacred and many of their villages burnt.
(iv) Indians resisted, won many victories in wars but were ultimately forced to sign treaties, give up their land and move westward.