Manifest Destiny and Native American Sufferage

Manifest Destiny was the idea that America should expand westward to enter an age of economic prosperity and imporve the lives of Americans as a whole. Native Americans had inhabited the Americas for centuries, prior to the first Europeans arriving by ship. History explains, they were often forced off their land and moved to Indian Reservations against their will, but the purpose of this exhibit is to interpret the ideology behind Manifest Destiny and what the ultimate cost of westward expansion was to Native Americans.

By: Justin Pine