There have been over 500 treaties made between the United States and Native Americans. And there have been over 500 treaties broken. Why?
In this article, I will concentrate on relations with those tribes east of the Mississippi—the “civilized tribes”—and five points in time that I think best illustrate how relations have gone from cooperative and respectful to intolerant and disrespectful.
Senate Resolution 76 (1987) reads:
“The confederation of the original 13 colonies into one republic was influenced by the political system developed by the Iroquois Confederacy, as were many of the democratic principles which were incorporated into the constitution itself.“