Explain why every American should know this American Indian history and propose how knowing specific parts of this indigenous history could help mend race relations in the United States and help heal relationships with the First Nations .

A new movement has started since the early 2000s. A movement where organizations and even political groups are trying to protect America’s lands and Indian cultures. An historical trauma has affected generations of American Indians. Many look to the history of what their ancestors had to endure just to survive in the United States. A distrust has developed towards different groups, agencies and organizations because of the maltreatment many First Nation people experienced. A view of educating the American people to the obstacles, histories and even current issues that the tribes are facing has been the new endeavor to help the American Indian flourish in the modern society.For those who are not affected by the obstacles or issues, trying to understand what it means to be an American Indian in the United States is, sometimes, ignored. By showcasing this history to be taught in all schools and to every American, the hope is that the American Indian tribes may finally gain recognition as an integral part of American society. The goal of this class was to briefly introduce you to their history and inspire you to learn more about the First Nations and the current obstacles they face. For your final discussion you will be asked to prepare a speech that you would give to a group of politicians, educators and activists about the importance of teaching and learning about American Indian History from pre-European contact to 2017. In this speech you will stress to the audience the importance of teaching this history, especially in the American school system, and why every American should know the history of the First Nations and have a basic understanding of the history behind the current relationship the tribes have with our American government and society. You will be expected to use specific facts, events and people to show how knowing this history can explain the trauma that has affected so many Americans