Clair and his troops. The sightings of the Native Americans were reported up to St. Clair and where they were disregarded (Hickman, 2016). St Clair ignored the sightings of the Western Confederacy allowing the Native Americans to continue to stalk the movement of St. Clair and his soldiers. St. Clair assumed that the enemy would submit when the face of his army was upon them. This assumption would ultimately cause St. Clair to lose a devastating amount of troops on the battlefield.
Dunlap was ordered to build the stockades and containment pens to hold the Cherokee that would not leave willingly. However, Dunlap visited with the Cherokee and saw the wooden pens meant to hold people he came to know as “crude” and threatened to resign his commission if he was forced to assist in the round-up, (Sturgis 2007). Despite having top ranking commanders resign from their duties, the U.S. military finally found a general willing to enforce the treaty. “Old Fuss and Feathers” Major General Winfield Scott replaced John Wool as military commander. However, he was not immune to the gravity of the situation.
The Natives did not trust the English, so they were hesitant about trading. In August, 1609, “Of 120 men stationed near the falls, the Indians kill “neere halfe”.”(Fausz 63). The Natives attacked the English because they did not like how the English treated them. “Of 100 men at Nansemond, Indians kill 50”(Fausz 63). The colonists learned not to mess with the Native Americans after these
Even though the native cultures sometimes entered into trade agreements with the colonists, the relationships were temperamental , with some tribes launching attacks on settlements and colonists. To ensure the survival of the starving colonists in Jamestown, John Smith negotiated an agreement between Jamestown and the local tribe of natives to trade their English goods for native corn, but when Smith had to return to England, trade broke down between the colonists and the natives, and they almost starved over the ensuing winter, turning even to cannibalism. Even after another colonist entered into marriage with the native leaders daughter and a truce between the colonists and natives seemed solid, eventually the natives attacked the settlement numerous times, bringing great losses to
His frustration and impatience is conveyed through this story, which is something that cannot be found in a classic history textbook. One instance of when Kim San’s emotions are leaked through the pages is when he is trying to convince the other members of his party that an open democratic struggle, as opposed to an armed uprising, was a better choice. This was in response to the plan to march into Kaoyang and organize an uprising. However, the plan failed due to the lack of participation from the local farmers. When the enemy soldiers came and surrounded the village, the farmers quickly dispersed.
It was all for a personal gain that just entirely corrupted our country. He was only trying to overthrow me, and become the general of defeating the Indians. Even when he did name himself the “General by Consent of the People”(8) during the rebellion; he did not consult with any of his followers. This further illustrates my point, that all Bacon cared about was defeating my authority, not encountering “the greatest difficulties and dangers”(3) for his followers. Nathaniel Bacon was not an honorable man that he perceived himself to be.
What also triggered war was weakening relations with the Indians in the West. While the government tried to remove them from their lands to make room for settlers, they tried to civilize the Indians the best they could. The Indians that were acquired through the Louisiana Purchase were now significantly outnumbered by white settlers, and some tribes began to take on white ways of life, such as slavery and agriculture. Other Indians, called nativists, wanted to completely exterminate European influences and defy the settlement of their lands. The vote to declare war on Britain in 1812 reflected a divided nation between North and South.
The relations between the early settlers and the native Americans were sour from the start of American settlement. The main cause of this bitterness was that fact that the first settlers aka puritans only saw Indians as savages and that the Indians would be never be equal to them, and the start of this conflict was when puritans started seizing native American land for their own use illegally. and even though most native Americans didn 't like the settlers some tribes sided with the settlers in future wars to come. The Pequot war was a long ongoing feud between settlers and some native tribes against the most powerful tribe in Rhode island: the Pequot tribe. and the most important day of this war which changed America was may 26, 1637 the massacre
The Europeans came mostly in peace; however, the Native Americans saw the newcomers as a threat to their livelihood. Amoroleck, an Indian captured by the Europeans after a clash between the two, explained that the Native Americans attacked the settlers because they believed the settlers “were a people come from under the world, to take their world from them.” (Merrell 45) With early conflicts, neither party was coming out victorious with their losses out numbering their winnings between the Indians and Europeans. Eventually, the Native Americans would accept the Europeans and even live jointly, aiding one another whether it was determining the best hunting grounds, planting the right crops in the right area, or incorporating lifestyles by helping round up escaped slaves. The two parties learned to make the most out and how to benefit from each other. Merrell’s article proves the point that the lives of the Native Americans drastically changed just as the Europeans had.
The Normans started to take charge, and both society and the English culture changed. Some societal responses were that the English citizens or Saxons did not like William as a ruler and attempted to initiate rebellions, but they failed. Since William came into rule after the Battle of Hastings, he had to show authority he made the lenient Saxon laws strict so Saxon citizens could not go against his word. Also, William introduced the feudal system forcing Saxons to work on their own land with no say, causing a lack of societal response to William’s rule and the Battle of Hastings. The only cultural response to the Battle of Hastings was that William wiped out all the Saxon culture and implemented Norman culture due to the Normans being in charge.
The ones that cooperated would be exempt. After that Bacon’s ideas started to spread and the Rebellion had begun. According to Zinn’s point of view, Bacon was not very interested in helping the poor ones, but in killing the Native Americans. As a matter of fact, Bacon himself was not even in the lowest class; he belonged to a new class that started to arise, which was a not so privileged upper class. More towards the end of “Persons of Mean and Vile Condition”, Zinn explains why the Bacon’s Rebellion was so feared, and what new aspect it can give us on America.
The farmers had experienced so much, and taxes had affected them profoundly to the point where they wanted to overthrow the government in control. In order to do this they needed to fight for change, so at first, they began handing out petitions for paper cash, bring down taxes and judicial reforms. This was the initial step of building up another kind of government. However, there were no signs of modification that had been executed by the government, so farmers had chosen to arrange a new plan. The plan was to just sit outside of a variety of courts and wait until they would close everything down.