Because of this, the missionaries’ natural conclusion was that it was an attack on the French people and their faith. The martyrdom of Brebeuf was perceived very differently between the Iroquois and the French because of the knowledge or lack of knowledge that they held at the time of the event. The Iroquois tribe viewed this event as a traditional Mourning War and as trying to fill the needs of their tribe while the French missionaries saw it as an intentional attack on their faith and their mission. The disconnect in these two narratives added additional tension to an already difficult situation between the two groups.
He says, “If we find it does them good, makes them honest and less disposed to cheat Indians, we will then consider again what you have said” (Stone, 1841). Even though Red Jacket had no idea of knowing the future, this statement really foreshadows the dark world Native Americans would have had ahead of them. White colonists majorly displaced and deceived Indigenous peoples, turning them against each other, resulting in many deaths and hardships. Even though this point is representing what is to come, the irony of the statement gives a great impact of how hypocritical the Christian colonists actually were. With hypocrisy comes self-contradiction.
The Natives believed that the Europeans are “edgy, rapacious, and remotely maladroit.” Sure enough, the settlers in Jamestown kenned little about farming and found the environment baffling. It was conspicuous that the colonists needed the avail of the Natives. Despite their inexperience the English dominated the Indians. From “the beginning the Virginia Company indited that the relationship would ineluctably become bellicose: for you Cannot Carry Your Selves so towards them but they will Grow Discontented with Your habitation.”
The Natives became outcasts and started drinking excessively. By this Axtell ultimately claims that they influenced their own history as much as the whites
They also had very different views on religion, with the European's coming from a strong Catholic background and Native's having a more spiritual religion referred to as animism. Contact among the Europeans and Native Americans eventually resulted in the Columbian Exchange which caused huge political, cultural, social and economical changes across the globe. 2. There were many underlying motivational factors for England wanting to colonize the New World. The main reason is obvious, people were excited to get an opportunity towards making a decent living or possibly even becoming wealthy.
The Native American tribes and the United States have a very long and devastating past. The english came from overseas and started taking the Natives land which they didn’t like. The Colonies did barter with some tribes, but fought for territory with most other tribes. The French even became allies with the Natives to try to defeat us in war. We befriended the Cherokee and a couple other dangerous tribes though in defence of their tactics.
It showed how different the Europeans where from the Natives and how they they all had different opinions on the Natives. Columbus thought the Indians were gullible and lost people who could be persuaded into doing anything, like changing to Christianity. Sepúlveda thought the Indians were down right Barbarians who enjoyed ripping out human hearts and sacrificing them to God. On the other hand, Las Casas saw talent in the Native Americans and saw they weren't a stupid as they seemed. We wouldn't have this information if explorers like Columbus didn't write journey and books of their experience.
The English also made a number of bad choices, one of which was how they chose to treat the Indians. The English didn’t try to make a truce even when they encountered the peaceful Indians, a small action that would have saved many of the colonists’ lives. Not only would this help their relations, but it
In the 16th Century, Spain became one of the European forces to reckon with. To expand even further globally, Spanish conquistadors were sent abroad to discover lands, riches, and North America and its civilizations. When the Spanish and Native American groups met one another, they judged each other, as they were both unfamiliar with the people that stood before them. The Native American and Spanish views and opinions of one another are more similar than different because when meeting and getting to know each other, neither the Spaniards nor the Native Americans saw the other group of people as human. Both groups of people thought of one another as barbaric monsters and were confused and amazed by each other’s cultures.
Some Indians who did change their religion to Christianity still were not treated the same like the whites. Most Americans felt they were superior to the Indians due to their skin color. No matter what the Indians agreed too, the Americans were never completely fair to the
The relations between the early settlers and the native Americans were sour from the start of American settlement. The main cause of this bitterness was that fact that the first settlers aka puritans only saw Indians as savages and that the Indians would be never be equal to them, and the start of this conflict was when puritans started seizing native American land for their own use illegally. and even though most native Americans didn 't like the settlers some tribes sided with the settlers in future wars to come. The Pequot war was a long ongoing feud between settlers and some native tribes against the most powerful tribe in Rhode island:
And also the lives of Europeans were affected. For Indians and Europeans, the hurt they got fur more than the benefits they got in America. Therefore, America should be view as a nightmare for both Europeans and Indians because diseases and frequent wars made them suffering in America. Although the Columbian exchange made both Indians and Europeans got some benefits, exchange of diseases
Before America was more civilized and polite, people of different races were treated more harshly as if they were animals instead of humans. Many Westerners did not enjoy and instead resented the Native Americans. To the settlers, the Natives were “unfamiliar, alien people who occupied land that white settlers wanted and believed they deserved” (History Channel Staff). The disapproval from white settlers was present until Natives got more acquainted white culture. The Natives gained many rights including individual ownership of land or property, and sometimes even slaves.
When the Europeans arrived in North America, many changes came into the lives of indigenous peoples. These changes included things such as new weapons and horses, which made hunting easier, but Europeans also killed indigenous people, treated them as though they were less than human, and took their lands. These immoral things happened because of European desire for riches and glory. Because of this, the European impact on Native Americans should be seen as a moral question. Upon their arrival, Europeans saw indigenous people as heathens because of their religions and their difference in culture.
As one can see New France 's society was just as diverse and unique as any other. France made many attempts to contain and morph New France into its image but being on the frontier made changes to what was possible for people. New France started to realize that it was needed by France and was able to hold that over them to bend the laws and regulations of France . People started realizing that the French wanted and to a point needed the furs and were willing to break its morals and even its rivalries to obtain them. Traders in New France did the unheard of and traded with England and traded unwarranted items with the natives because they were more focused on their own benefit over that of Frances, showing the individualized society that was slowly forming from the depths of a state driven society.