This lead into the Pequot war. Soldiers from massachusetts helped the colonists fight the Pequot indians, and eventually the colonists pushed out the Native Americans and had victory in the 1630s. A little later after that, in 1675, the colonists and the Indians were not happy with each other for taking land. The war started when some Native Americans attacked a town in Rhode Island. The colonists were unhappy, in fact, extremely angry, so angry that they destroyed a Native American village, nearby the town that had been attacked,
Conquerors also threatened the natives. It was required that the natives accept the Church as the “Ruler”, and if they didn’t, war would be made against them and their family would become enslaved (document 7). The natives in America suffered severely during this time. 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 felt like society in England was corrupt and straying away from Christian belief so they sought for religious freedom and the idea that they could start a colony that would be whole and unified in God. By doing this, they ran into another form of division when they came across the Native Americans who were already habitants of the land. The Puritans looked at these people as if they were animals or savages and built a wall of division between the two different cultures of people. In John Smith’s, “A General History of Virginia, he said, “Each hour expecting the fury of the savages, when God, the patron of all good endeavors, in that desperate extremity so changed the hearts of the savages, that they brought such plenty of their fruits and provisions that no man wanted.” This just shows you of how they viewed the natives and since it wasn’t one of them, then they were bad people.
Overall, as Philbrick closes out the book the tensions in the Native American tribes and the English colonist would lead to King Phillips War. As we continue in Philbrick’s book he goes in great detail of King Phillip or also known as Metacom the son of Massasoit. Phillip began to grow uneasy with the economic balance between the colonist and the Native Americans. This led Phillip to gain followers to aggravate English settlements but, would not kill any settlers during this time and, Phillip would continuing doing this until the English killed one of his own men. This would start an assault by the Native Americans on the English settlements leaving very few survivors to tell about the horrific events.
The first contact between the Natives and puritans was for trade and diplomacy only. The puritans though that they needed to teach the native their religion, but they where still too outnumbered by the natives to try that until after the war. The puritans were very hostile and they did not let the natives into their colonies. They were racist and they even robbed some of the natives graves. The natives were relatively chill, but they did have their faults, considering people just came and invaded their land.
The Spaniards began to try to influence the Aztecs people. They tried to convert the natives to christianity, but their methods were considered radical (“The Conquest of Aztecs”). They would gather the natives and preach the Gospel, even though they didn’t speak their language. If the natives did not go onto their knees and repent they were killed or enslaved. They were thought to be rejecting the religion even though they couldn’t understand them.
According to Document D, there was mistrust between the British colonists and the Native Americans. There was mistrust between the two because the colonist forced the Native Americans to trade goods, which was unfair to the Natives because it was not their fault they were unprepared. Native Americans and the English settlers couldn’t get along, and because this happened, this led to war, which led to death. Also those who were wounded or injured did not have enough doctors or surgeons to help( Doc.C). Also, according to document E, 144 colonists died by the attack of the Native Americans in the years of 1607 to 1610.
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.
Some school 's team mascot names have a history behind their name and the term means something distasteful. For example, in the Ute article it states “The Redskins term refers to a time in history when the king of England called for the scalping of Indians as proof of bounty.” Lots of Indigenous people refuse to say the term “Redskins” because it means the same thing as the N-word. This shows that it has a negative nuance for the Native community and it means something atrocious.
Missionaries, who live among the Indians, left letters to give people a sense of “concern” that many held for tribal peoples. Franciscan Escalona wrote a letter criticizing the anger towards the Indians which committed by a Spanish governor of present-day New Mexico. Franciscan wrote how the governor’s cruelty toward everyone made Gospel preaching impossible. During the sixteenth century, even more people from England arrived and they also brought many expression of Protestant Christianity to the new world. There are new explorers though, Puritans.
Upon the Puritans arrival in the New England colonies their relationship with the indigenous peoples, called the Pequot’s, started off on bad footing. They sought to acquire Indian lands and were prepared to use tactics such as ruining the natives land with livestock, fining them for breaking English law, and making deals with corrupt Indian leaders. The disdain the puritan colonists held the natives in is the source that caused things to become disastrous. When the Anglo-Saxon people turned to war to gain what the sought after and had no problems killing the Pequot’s as they slept you see that they believed the natives were beneath them. What could have been a beneficial relationship of equableness and trade became a bloody conflict.
Many stories of the relationship between Puritans and Indians make the natives out as being savages by only telling one side of the story. The written pieces of Mary Rowlandson and Hannah Dustan both start their stories right off with the attack of the Indians. Neither tells of anything about King Philip’s War that was the motive for the Indians to start the attack. Within the first paragraph Mary Rowlandson states that “There were twelve killed, some shot, some stabbed with their spears, some knocked down with their hatchets.”
Corban Gobble 3 Jamestown: Why did so many die? Bodies lying everywhere, more than you can count, and people are desperate enough to EAT them… So, s why did this happen? It all started when King James I sent 100 people to find new land, and create the first permanent English settlement.
The Differences and Similarities between Native American and Puritan Literature Native American and Puritan Literature have their own distinct culture and traditions. They also incorporate it into their literature. Puritan literature was mostly passed down through sermons, diaries, journals, and poems. Native Americans were indigenous people of the Americas and their literature was traditional oral and written. Both Native Americans and Puritan Literature have similar elements of culture, such as religion, beliefs, and morals.
Name: Emad Siddiki Spanish Colonization in Texas Darkness filled the night sky. They were coming. Their footsteps sounded like someone pounding on a drum. The Indians had arrived.