Rowlandson And Hannah Dustan Analysis

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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.” (Rowlandson 82). There is no information about the Indians except of the terrors they brought upon the Puritans. This causes us to assume that the Natives are just uncivilized savages for just coming out of nowhere
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