After one hour the battle ended with Magellan with a sword in his face, and his very few supporters dead. Although Magellan did find his way to get to the Pacific Ocean easier by discovering a strait. He was definitely not loyal to anybody but himself. The reasoning for me not willing to help Magellan when in trouble is because he honestly did not deserve anything he did or accomplished. If I was Ferdinand Magellan I would defiantly regret the past, and what the crew had to put up with
Some individuals say that the Tainos knew of other kidnapping amongst tribes but didn’t realize that tribal warfare was very limited. Columbus Day should be in honor of those who had to suffer and endure pain. In memory of the people who had to have a finger chopped off, those who had to witness public killings. The very same innocent people who had to step aside for foreigners. Why celebrate a man of greed, one whom was self-centered and simply did not care?
The Spanish settlers could safely ignore the law as they were situated thousands of miles away from where it would be truly enforced. They exploited this and enslaved a vast number of natives. These white men saw themselves as superior to these innocent, inferior natives. The enslaved Indians were forced to do the most difficult and tiresome work and without fair
Their lifestyle and culture became Westernised and their rights were limited to the point where the Indians no longer had a choice but to comply to the federal government’s demand for land. Throughout the whole removal process, Native American life started to change, they had new lands with different environments, lost loved ones, and they could no longer hunt. Other than that, their culture changed into Christianity, they began to use an American government system and gained private ownership over lands. Lastly, the land removal caused the Indians to lose their rights; they were not given a choice in citizenship, no choice on where they lived, and were generally treated unequally in all
Since the Americas had been isolated from the rest of the world before 1492, they did not know how to react to the arrival of the Europeans and were frightened by how different they were. Although the Africans on the coast had never had direct contact with Europeans before, they had traded with the same people and probably knew of their existence. Because of the amount of deaths and other hardships the Europeans brought upon the Native Americans, they felt the worst of the Europeans need to expand their land and
There was a storm coming and I warned Governor Niclous Ovando about the storm but he did not adhere to my warning and he lost twenty-four ships, and he also denied me entry to the port of Santo Domingo, my ships got damaged but we repaired them. I had built a garrison in Panama, which was attacked by Indians on April 6th; here I lost one ship and a number of men. I was denied entry to Hispaniola because the natives said that my administration was ineffective and cruel, but I went anyway. We lost a lot of men and all four ships in the fourth voyage and I did not find a passage to the west. I believe that the islands of the Caribbean are part of the Asian Continent.
Reject it, and you leave them to perish"(11). The American government lied and evoked an illusion of wanting to keep the natives safe, calling the removal “the lesser of two evils”. Saying that the Indian removal was to allow the Natives to “pursue happiness” on their own terms. Americans were stricken with horror when the surviving soldiers of the Bataan Death March recalled their struggles. Even though the difficult and brutal situations the American soldiers suffered through was precisely what transpired during the Trail of
The Catholic beliefs that the Spanish brought with them to the New World, along with the Aztec religions and prophecies that talked about a returning god named Quetzalcoatl, can be argued to have played the most important part in the downfall of the native empires. On one hand, it is widely believed that the Aztecs came to identify the Spaniards, and in particular Cortés, with this returning deity from their prophecies, and consequently knew that, even if they fought, they would lose the battle against him. Of whether this is completely true or not, we cannot be sure - another possibility is that, after the conquest, the remaining natives took to this explanation to make some sense of their incredible defeat. On the other hand, as Cortés explains
They decided to build a tower of Babel that would touch heaven. God was not pleased with that. As a mark of punishment, he confounded their speech, they could not understand one another, and He scattered them all over the world (Genesis 11, 1-9).Also, according to a Bantu myth, in the beginning, the people of the world spoke a single language, but madness struck the land during a severe famine causing people to wander in all directions, chattering strange languages. That was how man began to speak the diverse tongues (Jordan, nd). A specific definition of language has not been possible because it is confusing and
From 1511 to 1697 the Spanish slowly but surely diminished the Mayan civilisation. The Spanish engaged in a strategy of concentrating native populations in newly founded colonial towns and as a result of the Spanish trying to create native populations many of the people fled to inaccessible regions or to join other Mayan groups not yet involved in the conflict.The population of the Mayan civilisation declined as the diseases raved the inhabitants and severely affected the various Mayan groups, they were not immune to disease. Those who survived were not allowed to practice their native culture and religion because the Spanish wanted to spread the word of Christ among the Mayan people, meaning the culture will be lost forever. Many died because the Spanish had the upper hand when it came to armed conflict. The people were introduced to weapons, domestic animals, sugars and farming practices.