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Pan-Indianism is a movement that aimed at promoting unity among different American Indian groups in America. The campaign took place regardless of the tribal or local affiliations of the people. The movement despite having the aim of making peace between the members of the tribes also aimed at colonizing some of the communities. The movement was, therefore, disadvantageous to some point.

Many factors pushed people to join the pan-Indian movement. Some of the factors that pushed native peoples to join pan-Indian movements such as Pontiac’s war are; they wanted more defenses from the Indians. The US wanted more protection from the Indians which included the police force and the military workforce. The Europeans forced the Indians to be a work source for them. They also acquired security from the Indians.

The peoples also joined the pan-Indian movement because they wanted to gain more benefits from the Indians. The most American communities used to harass the Indians for their wealth. The aspect mainly occurred as the Indian community seemed weaker and less healthy. The Americans, therefore, took the advantage of their weakness and joined the movement to gain the most from them.

The Americans wanted to increase in the organization as they wanted to learn medical care from the Indians. The Indians had a stronger mental ability as compared to the Americans and the other communities. The organization therefore aimed at uniting the Americans and the other communities with the Indians so that they gain from their useful medical care abilities.

The different communities which the most were Americans, were very willing to join the organization as they wanted to engage in business with the Indians. By doing this, they had an intention of gaining the Indian goods and services without pay. Because of the weaker characteristic of the Indians, this was indeed possible.

The native communities also were interested in the organization as the Indians were good traders. The Indians would supply them with the rightful quantities of goods and services that they needed. The Indians were exquisite merchants, and they would work very hard to meet the forces of demand with their supply methods. The native communities, therefore, saw the Indians as imperative people in their existence.

The primary factor that led the indigenous communities to clash against each other was the problem about land. The communities frequently fought against each other for land. Either for settlement, construction or other development purposes, the communities tussled for land. The communities also fought against each other for the search of the market for the goods and services that they offered. The communities mainly involved in businesses to earn a living. Many of the communities produce same products because they mostly had the same applied areas. They also fought for the raw materials that they could use in the production of their goods and services.

The Native American concept of land also led to clashes between communities. The Indians had no idea of owning property privately. Therefore, the Americans inhabited their land and declared for private ownership of land which the Indians did not support. The act led to a clash between the native communities. Treaties also resulted in confrontations between the two communities. The British wanted to sign treaties with the Indians as they aimed at opening European settlement in the Indian state. The agreement between Lancaster and the end of King George’s led to the war between England and France.

The European exploration and settlement in those times also resulted in the clash between the communities. As the Europeans moved to the Indian country, the majorly explored and settled in the land. The Indians were therefore forced to evade their homes for the Europeans to explore the environment. Their exploration was however not encouraged for long and led to a clash between them. The revolutionary war mainly influenced the confrontations between the communities. This happened in the case where, after the war, many people and communities emerged landless. They, therefore, fought for the land so that they can earn a settlement.

The pan-Indian efforts did not succeed because of some factors. The factors might have been that the other communities were not energetic. They were not dynamic enough to colonies the Indians fully so that they can gain entirely from their hard work. The Indians had brighter minds and were the best in the communities the communities, therefore, had to colonize them and put them in one group so that they can mutually benefit from them. Unfortunately, the native communities were not energetic enough to do this.

The Indians were quickly affected by harsh weather conditions. The weather in the American countries differed from the weather in the Indian country. The Indians, therefore, could not favorably carry out their businesses from such environment. They had to quit the businesses then get back to their businesses to have practical business activities for their own. This, therefore, made the Indians living in the American states to evade the place and get back to their countries hence the pan-Indian efforts did not succeed.

The Indians did not cooperate as they were not like Africans. Differently from the Africans, the Indians could cope up easily with new working conditions. The Africans could easily adapt to any place and carry on with their business as if it were their birth place. The Indians could only produce their goods and services effectively when in their country. The move, therefore, made it more difficult for the pan-Indian organization to be efficient.

The pan-Indian movement did not succeed as it had many disadvantages compared to the advantage. The people who joined the movement had no idea about the weaknesses of the movement but upon knowing, they quitted.