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Native Americans  
  • 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

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