Throughout history, the continuous cycle of Native Americans and the US government have had a conflict throughout most of history. This is because when America created Manifest Destiny they were consumed with greed. Even with America’s bad history towards minorities this still continues to happen in a microaggressive way. These Native Americans were affected by the pipelines that were trespassing against their sacred grounds. When they had an agreement not to, this caused many protests with the Sioux people. They were assaulted for protecting their grounds and weren’t able to do much but mess with the pipelines.

Do you think they should have built the pipelines around or through the Native American land?
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I think this is an issue that still needs to be fixed because of the constant harassment that keeps happening with Native Americans. Even when minorities are targeted nobody seems to do much about it because the US tries to cover it up by providing them with resources they’re stripped from. Even if they do help it’s only for their own benefit because they only give these Native Americans English-based classes making it harder for them to connect with their culture.

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November 16, 2021 6:54 pm

Dear Emily,

I am intrigued by your post “The Sioux and the government treaty” because it is very sad that the Native Americans are still being mistreated and disregarded. The same history keeps repeating itself even after a treaty was made to avoid things like this.

One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: ” I think this is an issue that still needs to be fixed because of the constant harassment that keeps happening with Native Americans” I think this is 100 percent true because like you said the U.S seems to always try to cover themselves up which they end up succeeding in.

Thank you for your writing. I Look forward to seeing what you write next because this is a very important topic that you are bringing more awareness to which is greatly appreciated.

-Andrea Alvarez

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