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1. Explain the "vacuum domicilium." Describe how it affected the European American's perspective of Native Americans. Explain how it ultimately affected relations between European Americans and Native Americans.

2.Explain the term "Pan-Indianism." Provide a real example of a Pan-Indian activity.

3. Explain the "trail of tears." Explain why it occurred, who was affected, and what the consequences were.

4. Describe some of the "minority group responses" that were exhibited by the Native Americans in response to dominant group oppression.

5. Describe some of the "dominant group responses" exhibited by European Americans in response to Native American resistance.

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1. Explain the "vacuum domicilium." Describe how it affected the European American's perspective of Native Americans. Explain how it ultimately affected relations between European Americans and Native Americans.

Winthrop's theory of land ownership was based on the Bible; AND HE PROPOSED the concept of vacuum domicilium, which is the belief that uninhabited land was open to anyone who settled and developed it. To the English, settlement included not only permanent houses, but improvement of the lands in visible ways such as planting or fencing. (http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3837/is_200107/ai_n8959860/)

During the 17th century, clear title to land was the crucial aspect of landholding, to both the English settlers and Native Americans. The control of real property was a goal of the Indians as well as the English. In fact, in 1649, "a law encouraged Indian land claims by strengthening the legal basis for Indian claims to lands and encouraged the formation of Indian praying towns. The statute described the basis for Indian land titles" (http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3837/is_200107/ai_n8959860/).

however, things began to change in New England during the eighteenth century. New England was a different kind of place. New Englanders persisted in retaining many of their former English ideas of landscape and a rich mosaic of other land-related traditions in a society that remained relatively constant and consistent. Concurrently, the rising population with immobile towns intensified the development of the land and transformed "an howling wilderness a few years [into] a pleasant land, accommodated with the necessaries- yea, and the conveniences of human life." (http://www.americancenturies.mass.edu/classroom/curriculum_12th/unit1/lesson2/allen.html)

Over times, this impacted the relationship between the Native Americans and European Americans mostly negatively, as the land was initially considered the land of the Native Americans, but with ownership, and laws, the native Amerivans lost a lot of their earlier freedom that defined them.

2. Explain the term "Pan-Indianism." Provide a real example of a Pan-Indian ...

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