Native Americans Stereotypes

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The Last of The Mohicans is a novel which takes place within the French and Indian War era during 1757 near Lake George. The two main bias existed with the european and the indians, and the males and females. Both categories had very specific stereotypes towards the other. Male and females both had very diverse roles in the era this book took place. While women had more positions, males took on the “tougher” roles, such as going into battle and hunting. Both white and native american men participated in the same jobs, unlike the women of each culture who had a few slight variations. Men were expected to work, hunt, and fight in battles, as well as protect the women and children. European women however, were never to enter the battlefield…show more content…
The Native Americans and Whites were extremely biased and against each other. The white people were seen as mean spirited and selfish to the Indians. The Indians were seen as stupid to the whites and often got taken advantage of throughout this era. Unlike the indians, the white people were not very religious. The native americans saw spirits and gods in almost everything, while the Europeans did not think the same way. The Europeans would pray but would not take religion as earnestly as the natives. The commandments say to “Love thy Neighbor”, but the Europeans not only take advantage of the natives, but also take their land. Alongside the religious aspect of their differences, money was also a big factor in the bias. Native Americans did not need money to live in tranquility, as they did before the Europeans came into the picture. They had always lived off the land and traded with other tribes around them. The europeans however, grew accustomed to always having money and if faced with situations like those of the natives, they would not know what to do without money. This stereotype continues today, placing europeans and those of european descent, at the top of the social pyramid and native americans at the bottom of the
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