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Srihith Tirnati

Providence High SchoolClass of 2025Charlotte, North Carolina



  • "The Impact of Westward Expansion on Native Americans" with mentor Aditya (Feb. 16, 2022)

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The Impact of Westward Expansion on Native Americans

Started June 13, 2021

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Long before the days of European colonialism, Native Americans occupied what is now the United States and thrived in independent communities. However, since the arrival of the British, they have constantly been subdued, first being pushed past the Appalachian Mountains, then being sent to Oklahoma as part of the Indian Removal Act, and eventually forced onto reservations as a result of the Dawes Severalty Act. Eventually, they were forced to give up their language, tradiations, and other aspects of their culture and forced to assimilate into American society, seen with the Carlisle Indian School. This paper explores the extent of this impact and how it has changed the live of Native Americans in a significant manner.