By Laurence Armand French Ph.D.
Substance abuse is a big well-being and social challenge plaguing local americans either traditionally and this day. After providing the social and mental components that experience contributed to local American addictions and the styles of habit and conditions linked to this complicated and frequent challenge, French discusses the remedy, intervention, and prevention concerns dealing with therapists. He additionally explores the improvement and effects of a brand new type of habit, compulsive playing, targeting its dating to substance abuse. an incredible contribution of this quantity is its assessment and critique of regulatory acts documenting federal policy.
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The inequality of his position in all that secures dignity and respect is too glaring, and the contest he has to make with the superior race with which he is brought into contact, in all the avenues to success and prosperity in life, is too unequal to hope for a better result. The collision is to him a positive evil. He is unprepared and in all respects unfitted for it; and he necessarily soon sinks under it and perishes. 8 Commissioner Medill’s removal philosophy set the stage for subsequent relocations to Oklahoma.
Finally, while the government offered Indians equal membership in the United States, it failed to grant them the basic freedom enjoyed by all other Americans: the right to choose their own form of government and live free from tyranny. Only in the last two decades have federal policy makers taken some cautious steps toward renewing Indian self-rule. Pressed by a persistent and articulate American Indian leadership, as well as other concerned citizens, Congress has begun to return governmental authority to the tribes.
Whites were allowed onto the Great Sioux Reservation when gold was found in the sacred Black Hills and Bad Lands of what is now western South Dakota and North Dakota. Again, a pattern emerged of Indians starving around the forts that were charged with feeding and caring for them. These conditions led to the Little Big Horn in 1876 and Wounded Knee in 1890. In the Southwest, the last of the Apache tribes—the Chiricahua, led by Geronimo—were forcibly removed to a concentration prison in the swamps of Florida.
Addictions and Native Americans by Laurence Armand French Ph.D.