By Stewart L. Udall
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Na t i v e Pe o p l e s The Cherokees Two decades after the Iroquois tragedy drew to a close, in the mountains of northern Georgia the Cherokee Indians were engaged in a remarkable process of cultural self-transformation. The process commenced in when Moravian missionaries convinced the Cherokees that their chances of retaining their homelands would be improved if they made adaptations white men had to respect. The Cherokees took up this challenge, and in just one generation they made revolutionary advances.
A swashbuckler who viewed the natives as savages who had no rights, Smith pursued an Indian policy that produced unrelenting conflict and that, within forty years of Jamestown’s founding, left the remnants of the once-powerful Powhatan Indians scrambling to eke out a living on the fringes of the region the tribe once had dominated. In New England, the initial phase of European settlement followed a somewhat different path largely because the colonists there were refugees who had experienced religious persecution, and they put a premium on personal freedom and peace.
By turning indigenous peoples into outcasts, his policy denied many, many thousands the opportunity to make valuable social and cultural contributions to American life. Jackson’s policies cast a prolonged, baleful influence on American attitudes and Indian policy making. They fostered the myth that Indians were savages who could not be civilized. They legitimized the concept that Indian treaties could—and should—be broken with impunity. And they implanted the idea in Washington that so-called Indian problems ultimately had to be resolved by military force.