The Spanish conquest brought their military equipment’s that was no match for the Mayan Indians. As the conquest continued to expand throughout Central America there was little unity among other tribes beside the Mayan empire. The reason for this is because they believe that the Spanish were much inferior to their own beliefs and ancestry. The Spanish created a management or governing system which they were to divide the Mayan population into separated groups. For the Spanish to become successful they
All they wanted was peace and a safe place for them and their families but they couldn’t have it. They didn’t get to choose where they wanted to stay. In Ambrose’s article Reporting to the President, September 23- December 31, 1806, it says that “In the course of their journey they acquired a knolege of numerous tribes of indians hitherto unknown; they informed themselves of the trade which may be carried on with them, the best channels & positions for it, & they are enabled to give with accuracy the geography of the line they pursued”(Ambrose 418-421). This is saying that Lewis and Clark went out and came across Indian tribes that expanded across America and they learned a lot of things from
“No Spanish intention will be entertained by us neither to hereby root out the naturals [natives], as the Spaniards have done in Hispaniola and other parts,” vowed colonist William Strachey (Price,pg 10). This quote states that the Spanish shall not kill their people for the fun of it. They killed other Hispanic tribes and other cultures and they wouldn’t allow them to kill any of their colonists. The colonist shows that they are not at this land for fun, they were here for work and to get money that they need to live back where they came from. That is how the earliest colonist were in charge of Jamestown.
There seem to be a consistency as to why colonists settled Jamestown, Plymouth and Rhode Island. Many set out to avoided religious prosecution with the mindset, thinking the church of England was unfixable (Tindall, 2013) also there was other driving forces for settlement riches and land ownership (Tindall, 2013) Many of the settlers that set out for wealth or land seem more likely to exploit the indigenes people. Whether it be for their hunting and tracking, for the settlers seeking wealth in fur trade. Or their need to ever expand and drive the Indians off their land, when all the natives where concerned with is if they could hunt and fish. (Tindall, 2013)However some indigenous seemed to thrive living in close proximity to settlers, of
As well as create an opportunity to encounter and exchange with the Spanish and French through trade. But soon the settlers expansion west and the gold rush would drive the Native Americans to conflict with the U.S government. In 1500 the Spanish took the Nez Perce tribe to tend to the horses on their ranches. They were strictly forbidden to
The settlers also called the “white men” believed that the movement of the Indians would bring peace. The settlers also believed that they needed the land more than the native Americans so taking the land was a must do thing. Although there have been many different opinions on the trail of tears the Indians should not have been forced to move out of their homelands. Leading up to the Trail of tears Migration from the original Cherokee Nation began in the early 1800’s. Some Cherokees, that were not comfortable with the whites moving in on their territories, the Indians moved west on their own and settled in other areas of the country.
They managed to become farmers in deserts, and perfected the skill. The Indians in the Pacific coast where more spread out and lived in scattered villages. They depended more on fishing, and acquiring plants and nuts. Close Indians hunted herds of buffalo. Eastern Indians also lived in scattered villages, but relied more on the “three sisters”, fishing, and the hunting of deer and turkeys.
Menchaca discussed how the Spanish imposed their way of life on the natives in both Texas and Arizona in order to control a vast territory. Few tribes such as the Apache fought and revisited Spanish influence in their lands. Unfortunately, over the years, they would fall victim to American colonization of the
Unlike the French and the Dutch, the Spanish had seized the Indians’ lands, converted many Indians to Catholicism, and forced them to mine gold and farm large estates. What I find most intriguing though was the common practice of Spanish males marrying Native Americans females which the French and the Dutch did not practice in (this is also due to many Europeans believing that the Native Americans were beneath them) French colonial Strategies - French merchants created fur-trading colonies - Establish and conform religious communities that practiced Christianity - Establish profit by trading with the local natives The French while late comers to the New World had made two major impacts the French exploited existing inter-tribal alliances and rivalries to establish trade relationships with the Huron, Montagnais, and Algonquin’s along the St. Lawrence River and further inland toward the Great Lakes (Holmes). The French also introduced countless diseases that affected the Native
The goal of the Spanish conquerors and colonizers in the beginning was not to provide a Native American economic life, but to enrich the Spanish metropolis with riches brought from the America’s. The first goal was the exploitation for the Spanish Crown. The conquerors had not come to America to work or settle in distant lands and start a new life. Most conquerors wanted to find enough gold and riches to be able to live like a gentleman. Living the wealthy life would became impossible without creating some productive economy in the New World.