He claims that Indians had had a negative experience with the Europeans even before the Pilgrims arrived. In fact, Indians attacked them with arrows that belonged to the other travelers from the Old World, notorious for ruining Indians’ homes and selling the locals into slavery. Another reason for the outrage of Indians were the diseases that they were not immune to. Smallpox, for example, killed a great part of the local population. Axtell then described how the natives joined and copied the whites’ way of life.
What if they stayed and established a bigger settlement? What if they changed the way people used to farm and transport? When the Europeans came to America or as known discovered America they brought diseases with them and due to these diseases most of the people died and suffered, because they didn’t experience anything like that before and these diseases were new to their immunity systems. Moreover if the Vikings were still in America and the Europeans came to as we say discover America they would probably kill them, because they frequently live to kill so these diseases won 't affect their lives as it did back then. In history it was mentioned that the British were one of the first settlements in America on April26, 1607 when they settled in Jamestown near James River.
If a comparison was made between the native Indians and Europeans, it was true to say that the Indians were slightly healthier. This was for two reasons: (1) Indians faced less chance of starvation as Indian political leaders distributed their wealth in terms of food to those in need. (2) The Indian populations did not have many of the infectious diseases that were being experienced throughout Europe. This completely changed as the Europeans brought a number of killer diseases to this continent. These included chicken pox, whooping cough, measles, influenza, typhus, bubonic and pneumonic
He also includes multiple chapters in the midst of those giving more background information and a deeper understanding of the destruction brought by Europeans. Generally, there is a repetition among all of the regions that have descriptions of each of the tragedies that took place to those Indians. The Northeast, separated into part one and two, covered the disappearance of east coast tribes and their deep rooted ties into the Northeast Woodland area. He uses tribes like the Algonquian and gives examples of their lives and how european trade and need for material items affected them. Part two of the Northeast covers the death and destruction those europeans caused with diseases, where 90% of the population died in some instances.
Prior to the discovery of the New World by Europeans, Native Americans populated what is presently North and South America in massive numbers; however, due to massive population loss, mainly caused by diseases introduced by Europeans and Africans, the Native Americans were unfortunately forced to live as inferiors to the Europeans. A major issue that faced native populations of the New World was the fact that the Europeans introduced foreign animals that carried diseases the natives had never seen before. Specifically in Mexico and Peru, the natives had alpacas and llamas in small and isolated groups, so diseases were not able to originate in them [McNeil 178]. On the other hand, the animals that the Europeans brought over, such as cattle,
But as The Europeans got more established on the continents and the Native American population plummeted from European diseases they found out that they were easy pray that could be easily supressed and dismantled from their homes. As the European claimed more land the Natives got angry. The Natives raided small settlements in attempts to scare off the Settlers but their attacks were pitiful compared to the retaliation. Large empires got dismantled by disease and technological superiority and the Natives were relocated westward. As USA Became independent they kept going claiming more land as they expanded westwards.
A lot of Euro-American miners were coming into the Indian Territory to mine or settle. The government couldn’t do much about the situation because there were too many people coming into the territory and there was gold on the land. The tension between the Indians and Whites grew. Slowly the Natives started to get out of control. They started to steal farmers and ranchers cattle and some cases they would also burn ranches down.
“ They espied five or six persons with a dog coming towards them, who were savages; but they fled from them and ran up into the woods(Bradford 9).” The Europeans and the Natives at first didn 't really know what to think of each at first but, the Europeans threatened the Native Americans way of life. “Once they stole away their tools where they had been at work and were gone at dinner(Bradford 16).” The Native Americans had never seen the tools or guns of the Europeans, the new technology shocked them and would change their lives. Guns would make the Native Americans lives way easier when it came to hunting and the tools would help them build stronger shelters much quicker than
We befriended the Cherokee and a couple other dangerous tribes though in defence of their tactics. In the American war many of the Natives sided with the British to try and defeat the colonists and regain their lands. In this time western Pennsylvania and New York became savage battlegrounds. After the defeat of the British the newly set boundaries for America ensured that their would be more and more