Europeans came to the Americas with the goal of enriching themselves through the New World’s resources at the expense of the Native Americans. The Spanish forced Native Americans to “settle at the missions so that they could be more easily controlled and their labor used” and when the natives were rarely permitted to leave the mission to hunt “they would hold family members hostage to ensure that the hunter-gatherers would return” . Furthermore, Europeans have used all possible means to extract wealth from the Americas including legalizing practices such as the “imposition of intolerable tribute burdens on the Indians, the destructive, wasteful exploitation of Indian labor in enterprises like mining and pearl-fishing and in some area a large-scale traffic in Indian slaves” . Clearly, the Spaniards jeopardized the lives of Native Americans to serve their ambitions, as they were forced to work in difficult, often dangerous conditions such as mercury mines without giving them a rest, completely disregarding of their humanity. de Ayala argued “the Indians should not be forced to labor in the mercury mines for a year.
This very difficult problem in Native homes can be traced back hundred of years, stemming from many centuries of torment for the Indigenous people. According to John Lowe of “The Journal of Community Psychology”, “Some researchers have argued that the use of boarding schools, relocation to urban areas, and the past termination policies of the federal government have all played a role in the life of disintegration of the culture and health of Native Americans” (3). This claim supports the notion that the incredible generational trauma Native Americans have endured for so long is the primary cause of the people’s drug addiction and dependence. Naomi Schaefer Riley of USA Today states, “High rates of addiction in Indian country stem from the violence and cultural destruction brought upon Natives over the past 200 years, resulting in generational trauma” (Riley 1). This statement, like that of Lowe’s, means to suggest that because of the many abuses inflicted upon Native tribes since Europe first began to colonize, the Native people have been forced to endure extreme poverty and life threatening conditions, and in turn drug abuse for many of their people.
The British population in North America was rapidly growing, hence they required more land to settle the new populace, and more resources to feed and clothe them. Neither the British nor the French had any settlers in the land but the British required the land for a place to settle their booming population and the French want to protect their economy, in the trade from the Indians. Both looked at the Ohio River lands as land which could be, as if it belonged to no one. But this was untrue as the Ohio River Indians had been living on this land for a long time.
Did you ever think about native americans throughout time? How they lived in the past to today? Throughout time Native Americans have faced many difficult obstacles, some that we know about that happened in the past, to recent happenings. From new land being discovered to diseases spread, to conflicts, wars, and to poverty in the modern world. These are the conflicts the The Native Americans faced from the beginning of time, to the modern day.
Without dependence on Powhatan, English settlers would no longer feel the need to trade weapons with Powhatan. As Charles A. Grymes has stated: “From Powhatan's point of view, the English were too hard to control. They kept trying to contact other tribes, evading Powhatan's schemes to steer all trade through him” (“The First Anglo-Powhatan War (1609-13)”). Powhatan saw this as an enormous threat and took great measures to stop them from expanding. As stated by Christian Feest in The Powhatan Tribes: “The Indians resented this expansion, and the number of murders committed by both the English and the Indians increased” (43).
The cultural differences and control over resources between Native Americans and Americans led to a long journey of Native Americans relocating west due to their land being illegally confiscated from them. The overgrowing population of Americans was the cause of the unjust and inhumane treatment of Native Americans in order for them rapidly expand their culture. Still, Native Americans continued to protect their common title of their land and preserve their existence until thousands of them were forced to move west because Americans didn’t follow through with their agreements, taking away their nation and their spirits. “Both congress and the states were eager to make the lands of western tribes available to American citizens, but none had
Many philosophers believed that the government had too much power over the people and they began to work to change that. For example, John Locke believed that people should have natural rights such as life, liberty, and property and that the government should not take away these rights and instead should protect them. If the government did not protect these rights the people could overthrow the government. This idea changed everything because in the end it influenced the English to use this idea in their Declaration of Independence to break away from Britain. Montesquieu was another philosopher who helped make the Enlightenment a turning point.
Difficulties of settling Charlestown Did you ever move or settle in a different place? The European settlers wanted to settle in Charlestown. Because they wanted to start a new life and have more land to settle on. But there was problems with other settlers wanting the same land because there were great trade routes and dangerous animals and other deadly things to worry about. So they tried to settle the land of Charlestown and were successful in doing so.
The relationship between Settlers and the Native Americans was complicated and varied between tribes and settlements. I think perhaps the Natives knew some of the Europeans intentions, but could not see how dangerous the Europeans were, and how much they would change the native lands. Thinking about the two cultures historically, we assume, were vastly different, and they were, but they did share a few similarities. Both societies were deeply religious, but both had very different views about the world around them. The difference ultimately proved great, and both societies experienced great difficulties.
How different would life be if your nation was discriminated and seen as unequal to the rest of the people in your country? Unfortunately, this is a major problem in the Indigenous community of Canada today. Discrimination against the Indigenous dates back to early European settlement, and although efforts have been made in recent generations to make the country a mosaic of peoples and cultures, a recent poll suggests that more than one-third of respondents believe racism against Indigenous people is increasing in Canada. Although the Indigenous are considered the “First Peoples of Canada,” they are continuously being discriminated because of their ethnicity / race, they are being unreasonably searched, and they are not receiving the basic
This created barriers for them reaching socio-economic equity. Due to Canada’s ineffective dealing with this issue, many of the Aboriginals who live today deal with mental instability, due to the emotional impact it had on them. Unfortunately, due to Canada’s prior actions, this continues in today’s
Aboriginals have been on Canadian soil since the break of dawn, yet they were mistreated the most. They have gone through centuries of torture and injustice but still face and continue to face racial problems and discrimination in contemporary society due to their past. Aboriginals have gone through horrible experiences such as residential schools, faulty treaties and racism in society. Making up for past maltreatment towards Aboriginals and mending the years of damage by paying reparations and providing services is something that the contemporary Canadian society is responsible for. Indian Residential Schools are an unforgivable and tragic event in Canadian history that is often not talked about, although it needs to be.
What defines a person? Is one of the most basic anthropological questions within the discipline, with the definitions that people have for other people and categories that we have succumb to. This question is loaded and difficult to answer. Unfortunately, indigenous people experience this categorizing plight more than any other racial group in North America and around the world. Furthermore, it has impacted their wellbeing and stripped them of their outward identity.
Tituba is the very expression of forced eradication of Native Americans’ culture, she was succumbed to exploitation and even traveled across the sea to a remote and cold regions like New England to become acquainted of the misfortune of being treated like a witch in that excruciating process by which many innocent lives were lost and where history consequently acquires as the process of the witches of Salem. Tituba exposes the rudeness of European to Native Americans, but most importantly the mistreat of people that differed from the ideals of the beliefs. People were not only abused but killed. The superiority perception of Europeans, changed throughout the years, but there is no denying that changes were only made because of convenience. “The colonial empires used native people as guides, trading partners, and allies in wars and for other purposes.”
The native Canadians have a long history and rich culture that has helped shape what Canada is today. From the beginning of time the natives were never treated the same as non-native Canadians. As an outcome of the inequality and unfairness towards the natives and their health they are prone to diseases. Native individuals stay at higher danger for illness and faster death comparing to non-Aboriginal individuals. Chronic diseases, for example, diabetes and coronary illness are on the increment.