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- 1. White expansionism
- 2. Today's situation
Native Americans were wrongly called "Indians" for hundreds of years. It was Christopher Columbus who called the people living in America "Indians" because he thought that he had discovered India. They must be referred to as Native Americans.
1. White expansionism
The worst problem for Native Americans, which lasted into the late 20th
century, was that white people
coming from the Old Continent wanted their land
. To Native Americans owning land was something strange. The white settlers
started their quest for land by moving from the East coast to the West coast
In 1656, the first reservation was set up in Virginia.
By 1840, more than 100,000 Native Americans had been deported West : when gold was discovered in