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Clearly, at the time when the dam was being built, no one cared if it would have had devastating effects on certain communities, since it had been certain that no white community would have been affected by the construction. One could go as far as claiming that the Native Americans have been discriminated, and, that they had no eyes in favor of the people that have approved the dam's construction in the territory.
The American government would come across several problems when being put against the ancient burial ground ethical dilemma. Leaders normally pay great importance to getting as much people as they can to vote them. Thus, if the present American president would continue to ignore the demands made by the Native American tribe, it would ruin his reputation among Native American tribes across the U.S.
The Federal Government will lose large amounts of money if it were to comply and return the ancient burial grounds to its rightful owners (presuming that the Native American tribe is actually descending from the one buried above the dam). Even with that, one must take responsibility for the actions that he or she performs, which is exactly the case with the American government.
Native Americans cannot be condemned for their struggle to regain what is lawfully theirs. The first tendency of the general public concerning the matter would be to criticize natives, claiming that people should be more interested in the security of others than in material property.
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