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Ownership of Land

Perspective is key when considering who had the rights to land on the North American continent because both Native Americans and the settlers believe they have the rights to the land. The narrator uses a tone of disdain when referring to Native American tribes who live on the land centuries before American pioneers. Conversely, the narrator refers to pioneers as heroic forefathers sanctioned by God to settle farther west. This treatment of the different groups involved begs the question of morality from the perspective of the twenty-first century. America continued using similar tactics from before its independence to gain territory. This process is considered legal from the perspective of their established governments. It involves signing treaties with Native American tribes on the land America wants, granting access for use. Trading is involved, but the land and its resources are most important to the Native...

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