Primarily by moving them onto reservations that were totally unlike the places that they had always lived. They also forbade certain traditional activities and speaking their own languages.
However, the Indian was never truly "crushed" Many kept their traditions and spirituality whether they lived on the reservation or were assimilated.
Literally, Native populations were decimated by disease and war. The culture was destroyed by the process of assimilation and institutions such as the Carlisle Indian School.
Whites wanted the sacred land that belonged to the Native Americans for railroads and for establishing cities. However the Native Americans attempted to fight for their land but they had little power and were forced to move westward. The whites killed off millions of buffalo in their building of railroads. This caused a large problem to the Native Americans since they relied on buffalo as a major food source.
a long-running pattern of whites removing Native Americans from their land, their lifestyle, and killing them.
No reason the whites just didn't like them just because their skin color was different.
The Native Americans believed that no one could own the land it was like a comune when the whites thought that they were buying the land the Native Americans thought they just wanted to borrow the land. Well the whites setteled in and the Native Americans were not happy. When they tried to kick the whites out the whites asked the government for help showing legal binding documents the Native Americans did not understand because of such a different culture and violence erupted.
The whites and natives were fighting about land.
battle at wounded knee
tecumsah thought that native Americans should just assimilated with the whites
the whites thought of the native americans as savages and beast. they later took their land and gave them empty promises
to the whites it was all indians (now native americans) to the native americans it was the whites. each other were criminal to each other. the whites stealing the natives land and all other type of attrocities. and the whites hated the natives because they had what they wanted and sometimes fought for it....
Lots of people - Native Americans, whites, and slaves.
The fact that Native Americans were invaded and the loss of ancestral lands is enough for conflict and to fight for what they had.