Many people would agree that the Irish have been successful in assimilating into American culture and the Native American has been unsuccessful. There have been many boundaries that both groups have encountered but they are more of a hardship for the Native American. These include Racial and Cultural boundaries, Personal boundaries, Sociological boundaries, Political and Economic boundaries, and Geographical boundaries.
Racial and Cultural boundaries are probably the hardest obstacle that Native Americans have encountered. These
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Many came because of the potato famine because they had nothing to eat, others came looking for a better life.
The Geographical boundaries are perhaps the most important. The Irish had an ocean separating them from their homeland, but the Native Americans had nothing more than the soles of their shoes. They had no place that they could go back to. The Irish could always return to Ireland, but where would the Native Americans go?