Because of this, the Natives retaliated and attacked the colonists. Lastly, Native American tribes could have told other tribes about the unfair trading. Due to this, this could have ended peaceful trading between the Natives and the colonists, and started conflicts. In conclusion, many colonists died at early Jamestown because of a horrible relationship with the Native Americans. Other colonists died at Jamestown because of issues with the environment.
There is no doubt that an immense number of Native Americans died at the hands of United States citizens and were slaughtered for trying to protect themselves from persecution allotted by the Indian Removal Act. The amount spiritual and physical damage done to the tribes that were forced to leave their homelands is simply incomprehensible. It is terrifying to see and realize that this country’s economic and geographical growth came at an awful price: the happiness and safety of thousands of innocent
Of course they were not going to let the Native Americans have all the gold for themselves. So, the Americans invaded Little Bighorn Valley, a Native American territory, and started the Battle of Little Bighorn. (Article 3) Luckily, it was three thousand Native Americans versus two hundred Americans, causing the Native Americans to win and keep their land. (Staff) Just three months later, United States offered six million dollars for the Black Hills. The Native Americans declined several times, making the Americans furious.
Settlers first reached Virginia in 1606 to compete with the Spanish for gold and natural resources, but also find a passage to the Indies. They first started as a joint-stock company. The first years of establishment were harsh because of disease and food going rotting, leading to starvation. When John Smith took charge in 1608, he had the colony stop endlessly searching for gold. Despite Smith’s efforts, only sixty colonists out of the four hundred survived the “Starving time” winter.
Christopher Columbus was a disastrous leader who was motivated by his own personal greed of finding a westward passage into China and India. Throughout Christopher Columbus’s explorations; he ended up getting many Spaniards killed in an attempt to please his own motives. During Columbus’s first voyage, he ended up getting 39 of his sailors killed by his naïve thinking and lack of defensive planning amongst a foreign land and population. After his shocking discovery of his crew being killed on his newly established colony, Hispaniola, Christopher Columbus moved his people east in a more inhabitable part of the Caribbean. Again, this poor decision caused the lives of more Spaniards who were now dying of tropical disease such as malaria.
The trail of tears is also a good depiction of how power corrupts. The trail of tears is when president Andrew Jackson forced a large portion of the Native American population to relocate their homes, so that he could expand his power. Elizabeth Prine Pauls states that “Estimates based on tribal and military records suggest that approximately 100,000 indigenous people were forced from their homes during that period, which is sometimes known as the removal era, and that some 15,000 died during the journey west” Native Americans were known as peaceful people. They didn’t attack unless they were attacked first. This didn’t matter to Andrew Jackson.
The Rapa Nui people were so detrimentally competitive that they destroyed all of their natural resources, leading to cannibalism and civil war. In 300-400 A.D., the Rapa Nui Polynesians arrived on Easter Island (Easter Island). They traveled in canoes that carried livestock and various seeds. Upon arrival, the Rapa Nui were stunned with the abundance of trees and rich soil spread
It killed seven police and wounded about sixty people. The police than fired on the crowd, killing several people and wounding one hundred people,” The Haymarket affair was horrible because it gave the employers more leverage on the workers because the could use the Haymarket affair as a weapon to keep employees in line. Also, many innocent lives were lost because the harvester company didn’t want to raise wages just a few cents. Instead of raising wages the company provoked the workers and that’s why the fights in the streets broke out. In the following quote from the Homestead strike reading is a reflection of what happened, “The Battle at Homestead will be remembered as an occasion where human greed and civil rights collided and neither one came out on top” The Homestead strike made the Industrial Revolution more harmful because it lost many lives that didn’t need to be lost.
White Americans loathed the Indians because they were “undeserving” of the fertile land they had. White settlers wanted this land so bad they burned down house and towns, stole animals and lived in land that didn’t belong to them. They tormented the native Americans for decades and then the state governments started passing laws to strip the Indians of their rights. In two separate cases, (Cherokee
He also slaughtered almost two thousand people, Even when he had good intentions Oñate didn’t always make good choices. In 1598 Juan de Oñate and his men killed nearly two thousand Native Americans from the Acama Pueblo in retaliation for the death of eleven of his men. They then cut off one foot from every one of the men of fighting age in the two hundred men, women, and children that he spared. Some Spanish conquistadors had very little respect for the lives of the Natives. To many of them they were nothing but savages inhabiting land that they felt could be put to better use.