There was a popular assumption, which can be tied to a quote by General Sheridan , that “The only good Indians I ever saw were dead ones.” This quote captures a popular attitude of Anglo-Americans during this time. Due to the constant struggle for resources between the Native Americans and the settlers, wars between the two were inevitable. The white men wanted the lands that belonged to the Native Americans and they were convinced that, because of what they considered the uncivilized nature of the Native Americans, there was no way they could coincide with the Native Americans. This presumption was due to the biased outlooks that the Anglo Americans had toward Native Americans culture. Due to these attitudes toward the Native Americans the settlers set out to acquire their lands.
Cortes, as well as many other explorers during this time, was inspired by the Three G’s: God, gold, and glory. He planned to conquer the new lands for Spain, to convert the natives to Catholicism, and to obtain the riches of the land, mostly gold. Conquistador is basically a record of the last days of the Aztec civilization, as the two groups, the Aztecs and the Spaniards, clash, and the Spaniards ultimately come out on top.
1. Christopher Columbus- was a Spanish conquistador who went in front of the Spanish court to propose a plan to find a new ocean route for trade with the West Indies and Asia. Queen Isabella commissioned/funded his voyage to find a new trade route to Asia. He set out on this conquest with 3 ships - the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. He crossed the Atlantic and made landfall on an island he named San Salvador which was part of the Americas.
In 1492, supported by Spain and tasked with finding a westward route to Asia by sea and negotiate trade agreements, Christopher Columbus discovered the New World. After two more voyages to the New World, Columbus died in 1506 thinking he had discovered a route to Asia. Not until another explorer by the name of Amerigo Vespucci came to South America, did the Europeans discover they had stumbled upon an entirely different continent. Entry 2 Where did the Spanish settle in the New World?
The Indians, known to be peaceful and loving people; suddenly after the arrival of the prominent Christopher Columbus in the New World became faced with the ultimate challenge to conquer, or to be conquered. Columbus imposed his quest on them, although they had already established their own colony. This group of natives that faced enslavement, misery and death, were often wanted and needed for the success of many colonists. While Columbus and the Spaniards motive was to obtain wealth from the Indians, their ultimate goal along with the English who supervened in 1607, followed by the French, was to increase their superiority through European colonization. The hardworking, resourceful, independent Indians reacted in different ways towards colonization
XV century inaugurated the start of the European Expansion with Portugal and Spain being the first most successful countries in discovering and colonizing new lands. Spanish colonization of America, without any doubt, was one of the most important events of that period. Stories about lands with many wonderful goods, spices, and other riches encouraged European men, who wanted to enrich themselves and find a better life over the sea, to travel and explore, claiming new lands to become dominions of the sponsoring party, in this case, the Crown of Spain. Christopher Columbus’ first voyage, backed by Queen Isabella of Castile, aimed to find a route to Asia through the West, but was not successful in its goal. However, the result of this unprecedented voyage was more than revolutionary: it discovered the New World.
More and more people started to move out west due to cheap land and entrepreneur opportunities, even though those territories were already populated by the Native Americans. There were countless confrontations between these two cultures, that either showed how they coexisted and fought each other. The constant fight probably caused the Native Americans to be close to extinction, because they fought for their right to stay on their land and not learn the culture of the
In 1492, Christopher Columbus and the Spanish discovered the New World. Columbus was trying to find a more efficient and faster route to Asia. While using his knowledge of the wind and current patterns, they discovered the New World. The Spanish found different kinds of wealth within in the New World, many of Spanish wasn’t looking wealth. They came to create a fresh start by building homes and developing the land, most of the Spanish located in the warmer climate areas.
In the early 1600s, Europeans began their adventures by sailing miles across oceans to different continents. By the middle of the seventeenth century, the Europeans had come to North America, now known as United States of America (Norton et.al., 60). The arrival of the Europeans in North America had an impact both on their lives and the indigenous people 's lives. When they came, they also brought their cultures, diseases, and ideologies. More importantly, they had a "western foreign policy", which already existed in their own countries.
John Adams was not exactly like George Washington, despite working under him for over eight years. Adams first downfall was the Alien and Sedition Acts. These acts were the most bitterly contested acts of our nation yet. Our nation was designed to be a safe place for immigrants and people in general to live- the nation as a whole was built from refugees from England- yet these acts prevented our country from being able to do that.
At the beginning of the 19th, the United States was looking for an expansion of land. The white settlers wanted the lands used by the Indians for their own economic gain. By 1830, President Jackson issued the Indian Removal Act; allowing state officials to override federal protection of Native Americans. Most Indian tribes left their homelands in Georgia during the early 1830s. However, the Cherokees remained.
Throughout the nineteenth century, most white settlers viewed Native Americans as lesser people and who were no better than animals. However, the thoughts about the survivability of Native Americans were in sharp contrast. Many commentators believed that American Indians were unable to evolve to sustain their prehistoric lifestyle and would soon die off. Others thought American Indians were instead able to endure the rapid change and would survive. With rumors and myths spreading rapidly, it became abundantly clear that in the nineteenth century Native Americans were widely viewed as a dying race although there were the occasional reports on the success and survivability of American Indian groups.
Native American culture Between the Five Native American cultures, most definitely the most viable one was the Incas. They engaged in agriculture, bringing water down from the Andes by aqueducts which represented a well developed architecture and math knowledge. The Incas also had the cities connected by good roads; they were organized. Also, they lived peacefully and this is another thing that can make them a more viable society, when you don’t fight the enemy but peacefully absorbed them with promises prosperity and peace you get to know other culture, other ways of architecture and learn a lot more.
Native Americans are the type of people to celebrate their culture. These people still celebrate rites of passages from 500 years ago. Native Americans do ceremonies that are usually tradition to complete their rites of passage. These passages can be elaborate or for some, really personal. The two stories “The Medicine Bag” and “Apache Girl’s rite of passage” share similarities and differences.