Amerigo now has to defend, and protect the natives because the tribe decided to get malicious once again. In order to protect himself and to destroy the tribe, he had to sink their canoes with his ships. Vespucci had killed many that day, but he was defending himself and the poor lives that were lost due to the cruel acts of that tribe. They had wanted to settle this civilly, but the natives didn’t even get the chance to before the other tribe just grabbed their weapons and went to town. Amerigo admits to killing the natives of that tribe, but he had a very just reason, which was self defense and to protect the honor of poor defenseless natives.
European conquest during the colonial period greatly affected the indigenous and slave populations, generally decreasing their quality of life while exploiting them for personal gain. To begin, the indigenous people experienced forced assimilation to European culture and destruction of their culture. Many populations practices their own religion separate from European beliefs. Yet, upon the arrival of the Europeans, their way of life was destroyed. Amongst the Aztecs, the Spanish deceived them with their own culture, convincing them to believe Hernan Cortez was their sun God.
However, Las Casas felt that the Natives should be treated equally, since he believed Jesus died for the Natives just like he died for the Europeans. He noted their sophisticated, very well-developed societies. When Europeans came into contact with Native Americans, they tried to spread Christianity and force Natives to convert to their religion. This is because people who sided with Sepúlveda felt that their religion was superior and wouldn’t ever fathom that they could adopt any of the Natives’ religions. Places in the “new world” that were under Spanish rule often were exceedingly religiously intolerant.
In Latin America, the Spanish conquerors overworked the Indian natives and treated them harshly. The Spaniards broke apart families and relationships so that they would have limited contact with each other and would be forced to give up their customs. They were also required to learn Christianity (document 8). The native peoples’ land and space was invaded and they were required to do whatever the conquerors said, or else they would be punished. This era in history is a devastating time for an immense amount of people.
When the Europeans began colonizing the New World, they had a problematic relationship with the Native Americans. The Europeans sought to control a land that the Natives inhabited all their lives. They came and decided to take whatever they wanted regardless of how it affected the Native Americans. They legislated several laws, such as the Indian Removal Act, to establish their authority. The Indian Removal Act had a negative impact on the Native Americans because they were driven away from their ancestral homes, forced to adopt a different lifestyle, and their journey westwards caused the deaths of many Native Americans.
Alexander tortured many of his victims and then he killed them. Another reason why he was a villain because he killed members of his family so that he would become the ultimate successor to the throne. This should never be how a king becomes the ruler of his kingdom, ever. Even though I believe that Alexander the Great is a villain, others may think he was a hero. They may think that because he had conquered so many other nations.
About 150 colonists were killed by Indians, but were the Indians really to blame (Fausz 63)? The colonists, in the eyes of the Indians, were stealing their land, killing their people, and taking their food. Although some Indians tried to make peace with the colonists, the colonists still felt threatened and started chopping their heads off. In the eyes of the colonists, the Indians were uncivilized savages. All they wanted was to be rich and have a better life.
The culture of the natives was seen as barbaric by the European explorers as many native societies in the New World had a polytheistic religion in which they worshipped many different gods, and practiced human sacrifice such as the Aztecs who sacrificed people to their gods for favor. Hernan Cortes expresses this belief in a letter to Charles V, saying “they have a custom….abominable….deserving of punishment….they take [people]....[and] take out their hearts and entrails….as a sacrifice to their gods” (Doc 1). Cortes no doubt had this viewpoint because he was a Christian and part of his time spent with the
Early in time, settlers did make contact with the Shawnee for trading purposes. Mostlly, the Shawnee trading furs. During this time the Shawnee ended up looking down on the settlers because they brought disease. As a result the Shawnee actually choose the safer and peaceful way and just moved further north away from the settlers, but resulted in just getting caught up in wars.
The word colonization referred to the action or process of settling among and establishing control over indigenous people of a particular area. When we look at the Europeans, we can see they did just that when they reached the New World. The settlers used force to get what they wanted, and they wanted everything of value, including land and labor, and to get this they needed to change the Native people, The Europeans treated the Natives very un-human, despising their religions and traditions, and demanding they convert to Christianity as well as denying their humanity. The enslavement Natives endured severe punishment and extremely horrible working conditions on these plantations. The English settlers began to push the Natives off their land