In the past, Natives were placed in reservations, but if you look at today, there are still reservations. I have family that stay on a reservation in Tacoma, WA. In a way it is good (learning of traditions and feeling acknowledged) but the bad part is most of my cousins and others that stay there do not leave once they are older. I know they are not restricted to stay like in the past, but in some sense, it feels like a modern approach of it. In order to stay on these "reservations", they must be registered to the gov. as Native Americans (certain percentage). I'm not sure about the other reservations but I do feel that it's a way of keeping all of one kind together (excluded from the cities).
If placing Natives in reservations is the result of taking the land, then why make reservations for Hispanics who were here before the English? I agree with the statement that they have Natives at the bottom. They treat any "registered" Native differently than the rest of the ethnic groups. Sad, because most of Southerners, Westerners and Mid Westerners are decedents of one or more Native American tribe.