This source was written in 1542, and this speech was given to the people of the country of Spain. The Martolome De Las Casas, the lord Prince of Spains don Felipe gave this speech to the people. Giving this speech, the Prince shows how horrid the idea of the Christians killing and destroying the Indies. The Christians represent the English and the Indies are the Indians. The Christians invaded North America and stole the Indians’ gold, food, and killed a multitude of them: “The cause for which the Christians have slain and destroyed so many and such infinite numbers of souls, has been simply to get, as their ultimate end, the Indians’ gold of them, and to stuff themselves with riches in a very few days, and to raise themselves to high estates... owing to the insatiable greed and ambition that they have had, which has been greater than any the world has ever seen before” (2 Bartolome De Las Casas).
Both Columbus and Cabeza De Vaca wrote down what they have seen in the exploration, so the people know what they have done. Their writings were wrote to their kings. For example, in "The Relation of Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca", Cabeza De Vaca mentioned that the letter is wrote to Your Majesty, Emperor Charles V. Both of Columbus and Cabeza De Vaca include details of the living style of the Indians. "When his rites are celebrated......this power is presented in water for the relatives to drink." The Indians has the consuetude to drink the bone ash of their relatives after the funeral.
Lame Deer says about the smoking that he “sensed that my forefathers who had once smoked this pipe were with me on the hill” (Deer 3). Eliade denotes that by “reversing the time of origin implies ritual repletion of the god’s creative act” the time world comes into being (Eliade 85). Lame Deer travels back. Lame Deer reunites with his past during the vision where his great grandfather Tahca Ushte appears (Deer 6). Lame Deer transforms as a result to the vision and according to Eliade approaches the gods.
I believe some Indians chose to react rather than give up their freedoms. Another reason rage increased was from the outsider’s unfaithful agreements. They proved to be ruthless and unrelenting. “From Yellow Wolf His Own Story” This story solidifies the malicious ways the outsiders used to solidify their unethical territorial domination. An ongoing battle broke out when Nez Perce Indians tried to escape the inevitable removal of their homes.
(Pané) He calls it a miracle that the Spaniards captured some of the natives and burned them. The next sentence goes on to talk about how the natives continued evilly killing the Spanish. He portrays the relationship with a lot of anger and bitterness on both
Northwest Passage (1940) In King Vidor’s Northwest Passage, the Native Americans are portrayed as the villains, attacking the White settlers. This film's depiction of American Indians has in recent years been seen as racist, even by Hollywood’s standards at the time it was made. “The movie's presentation of the raid on St Francis as a heroic act is historically questionable, and it isn't helped by the unceasingly racist depiction of all native Americans as degenerate subhumans” (Tunzelman, 2013) .The film is also surprisingly hardcore on the theme of cannibalism, such as the white Rangers feeding on the mutilated remains of Abenaki people. It is speculated that they may have been killed just for that purpose. “The popularity of Northwest Passage
Gods and mortals fought a brutal war for what they thought was right and to get back at past evils. The actions inspired by vengeance and justice in Homer’s Iliad shows how detrimental the effects can be on others. The Justice seeked by warlike Menelaus causes pain and suffering to many on all sides of the war. Paris by abducting Helen hurt Menelaus’s pride, “Menelaus had in mind taking revenge on the man who’d injured him” (Homer, Iliad 3. 26-27).
This is present in the Trail of Tears when the European settlers deemed indians as Redskins because of their skin tone. Indians were viewed as “Devil's spawn - for their skin color and the way they dressed” (an excerpt from Rise from the Ashes). They viewed the indians as demonic because they would wear animals as clothing. Because Europeans worshipped only one god and wore what they considered to be “suitable clothing”, they found the Indians to be heathens due to their worship of the earth and multiple deities. which leads us into our next stage of genocide.
Rowlandson even described the Native Americans to act in a savagery way when she asserts that they “slain and mangled in a barbarous manner” (238). For example, in the Fourth Remove, Rowlandson stated how the Native Americans stripped a pregnant woman, killed her and burned her body in front of children. Rowlandson further disparages the Native Americans when she asserts that the Native Americans would burn the children if escaping or leaving ever crossed