They didn't understand their ways. Because the Indian's didn't behave like the settlers, they were labeled savages. The Native Indians were the first people in the U.S. and their way of life was looked down upon. However, in captivity, Rowlandson learned that these people were hospitable and resourceful. There were hopes that maybe her "observations, [which is] acknowledging the humanity of the Indians, were possibilities for the English to understand, even empathized with, the people they were dispossessing"(Takaki 44).
From “the beginning the Virginia Company indited that the relationship would ineluctably become bellicose: for you Cannot Carry Your Selves so towards them but they will Grow Discontented with Your habitation.” In the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the Puritans, at first, established a good relationship with a Native American tribe called the Pequots. These quandaries were compounded by the Puritans' incrementing conviction that the Indians' claims were invalid, because God had bestowed
They did nothing to deserve treatment they received. As I was reading, I was wondering if Queen Isabela rally expected the indigenous people to be treated fairly or it was just a formality to make it a "rule." 2) What were Queen Isabella’s instructions to Columbus about how to conduct this colonizing expedition? - Queen Isabella instructed Columbus to treat the Indians with respect
He says, “If we find it does them good, makes them honest and less disposed to cheat Indians, we will then consider again what you have said” (Stone, 1841). Even though Red Jacket had no idea of knowing the future, this statement really foreshadows the dark world Native Americans would have had ahead of them. White colonists majorly displaced and deceived Indigenous peoples, turning them against each other, resulting in many deaths and hardships. Even though this point is representing what is to come, the irony of the statement gives a great impact of how hypocritical the Christian colonists actually were. With hypocrisy comes self-contradiction.
Many assume that the Whites gave the Indians many freedom when conquering their land. The standard way of thinking about how Whites treating Indians has it by biased history. It is often said by the Native Americans that they are forced to do actions without their actual opinion on them. The standard way of thinking about religion is allowing people to express themselves in the beliefs and get worship on their own. Chief Red Jacket’s 1805 Speech purpose is to acknowledge that the Indians will not allow the Whites to force conversion in Christianity upon them by using pathos , repetition and imagery.
Sujan Neupane Rodolfo C. Villarreal History 1302 02/24/2017 “Native Reactions to the Invasion of America” by James Axtell In his article called “Native Reactions to the Invasion of America”, James Axtell discusses a very important problem of the American history – the treatment of Native Americans by the newcomers. Although Axtell does justify the position of the Natives in many cases, he does not believe that the newcomers were the only cause of the cultural schism between themselves and the locals. On the contrary, he believes that the schism and decline of the local culture was often caused by the choices made by the Natives themselves. Axtell claims that there were several ways in which Indians reacted to the coming of the whites,
In the reading of The Round House, by Louise Erdrich, the characters are at conflict with their inability to leverage jurisdiction due to their identity as native Americans. Bazil’s null efforts to attain jurisdiction for Geraldine’s rape case illustrates how even our core moral values can be devaluated to identity. The way in which Bazil’s authority is addressed, giving him false illusionary power, shows that regardless of occupation, being a native American gives you much less power. One illustration of this illusionary power would be when Joe states, “I had imagined that my father decided great questions of the law, that he worked on treaty rights, land restoration, that he looked murderers in the eye, that he frowned while witnesses stuttered and silences clever lawyers with a slice of injury” (Erdrich 48). Bazil, being a lawyer, had given Joe a falsehood of his power’s extent; Joe had thought Bazil handled preeminent legal cases, including cases of murder and land restoration.
Bartalome de Las Casas believed that the natives were an innocent people and that they did not deserve cruel treatment. He believed that their souls could be saved if only the spanish were to treat them better. Las Casas wrote “The Exploitation of Indigenous Peoples” to show the spaniards who were abusing said natives that torturing the indigenous was outdated and would not lead them anywhere, as it is not how god intended that they be converted. “The natives are capable of Morality or Goodness and very apt to receive the principles of catholic religion; nor are they averse to Civility and good Manners…” He claims, trying to explain that natives were ready to be converted if shown kindness. Yet spaniards had completely overlooked this and slaughtered, tortured, and ravished the natives into submission without the need for it.
Hence, and to the surprise of Mrs. Moore, Ronny considers the way the British treat the Indians as being a “side-issue”. He objects to Adela’s impression that they treat the Indians badly. He protests to Mrs. Moore, “Oh, how like a woman to worry over a side-issue!” Mrs. Moore is surprised it is a “side issue” because her ideological background has not been corrupted yet by colonisation which considers the colonised inhuman. Further, Ronny tries to convince both himself and Mrs. Moore of the British important presence in India. The colonisers claim that they have the mission of “bringing light to the colonised’s ignominious darkness” (Memmi 1974:74-76).
In “A Plea for Religious Liberty”, he explains how the Puritan’s uniformity would end in destruction (F). Nathanial Ward explains exactly how many Puritans thought in “The Simple Cobbler of Aggawam” (G). However, they did not have the best relationship with the neighboring Indians. William Bradford wrote a detailed account of the colonist’s attack on the Pequot’s Mystic River village, probably wanting to remember the sweet victory they had upon the Indians (D). A spiritual revival also occurred within the colony, focused mainly among the third- and fourth-generation Puritans.