The English also made a number of bad choices, one of which was how they chose to treat the Indians. The English didn’t try to make a truce even when they encountered the peaceful Indians, a small action that would have saved many of the colonists’ lives. Not only would this help their relations, but it
They were so cruel to Indians that it disrupted the relationship with colonists and Indians. In conclusion Indians relations was a very big way colonists
”(Hume 61). 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.
All is well for the native relationship, until John Smith, who had set up a firm trade between settlers and colonist, had returned to England in 1609. In document C it tells of “120 men stationed near the falls the Indians kill ‘neere halfe’”, and within the same month, “of 100 men at Nansemond Indians kill 50”. Besides physically killing, the natives also refused to give settlers food or water or help in any way, which led colonist to starvation. Jamestown could have had a much smoother start, if only they had a better relationship with native
This again shows the tension between the two groups. Although it is the Native Americans that did the attacking, it may have been because of the settler’s treatment in document D, when the colonists threatened to kill the Native
The Yamasee War When the colonist settled in North America, conflict with the Native Americans began and they never ended. The Yamasee War was one of many conflicts. The Yamasee was a bloody war that killed over 400 colonist in South Carolina. The colonist vigorously stole, lied, and forced the Yamasee into slavery. To not be viewed as weak the Yamasee raided the colonist homes and plantations to kill and destroy them and their property.
In American history, many overlook the violence that occurred when New England colonists encountered the Native Americans. When the New England colonists arrived in Plymouth in the 1620s and interacted with the Native Americans, they lived in peace with each other for more than 50 years. The colonists instigated a war with the natives to gain more land from the Native Americans and resulted with a massacre. This resulted in colonialism affecting the lives of colonists and Native Americans because both experienced forming an alliance, enduring social change, and deaths.
When the English colonists were boarding their ship, the Native Americans came “from the Hills, like Bears, with their bows in their mouths, [who] charged us very desperately in their faces, hurt Captain Gabriel Archer in both his hands, and a sailor in two places of the body very dangerous” (Jamestown:1607, The First Months; George Percy). The Native Americans were not very content with the presence of the English colonists on their lands, so they were attacked in order to keep them of their lands. Once the colony of Jamestown was established by the English the Native Americans raided the town for resources and in order to keep the colonists from pushing inland and have them return to where they came from. Even the meetings between the Native Americans did not end without violence and bloodshed as the two groups did not trust each other and were consistently armed with bows and arrows and other weapons. The English focused on building fortifications to defend their stock and keep Native Americans away from them and keep them from raiding their villages and resources such as their food, commodities, and building materials.
Juan de Solorzano y Pereyra says that the Indians practiced savage customs or they attempted to commit treason against the Spanish people. Bartolome de Las Casas says that the Indians were gentle sheep and the Spaniards rushed in like a bunch of starving wolves, tigers and lions ready to devour. The Spaniards slew the Indians as if their lives did not matter what so ever. All of this happened throughout Cuba, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Mexico (Hispaniola). Juan Gines de Sepulveda Sepulveda said that the Indians are a savage and cruel race and that the Spanish are a superior race that is why the Indians should be treated as if they are inferior.
In Doc. E, Fausz says that the indians kill “neere halfe”(63). When the indians killed “neere halfe” they killed 51 colonists. Also in Doc. D, Hume states, “ So it was that Francis West by the persuasion or rather by the inforcement of his company hoysed up sails and headed out into the Atlantic, leaving the colonists to the indians and to God”(61).
The Natives believed that the Europeans are “edgy, rapacious, and remotely maladroit.” Sure enough, the settlers in Jamestown kenned little about farming and found the environment baffling. It was conspicuous that the colonists needed the avail of the Natives. Despite their inexperience the English dominated the Indians. 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.”
a. Opechancanough led an attack on Virginia’s settlers in 1622. 2. Unsuccessful, the English just pushed the Indians off of their land onto reservations. E. A Tobacco Colony 1. America started growing Tobacco, the first “cash crop” 2.
The colonists lived in a sense of fear that was defined by the idea that the Natives would attack and harm their families or commit crimes like rape. Hostility began to grow from these concerns resulting in attacking the Natives to keep them at bay and act as warning signals to stay away from their communities. However, the Natives actions were more defined by curiosity more so then provoking violence. But, in retaliation, the Natives would strike back as, not only did these settlers take their land but the acts of violence looked to be provocative. This ended in a realization that these Natives would either have to fight for the land they once had or lose it to the colonists that were already beginning to divide the land accordingly to the laws they had placed upon them.
The English relations with the Powhatan Indians weren't so good from the start. There were a variety of differences in their culture, religion, and philosophies. After the uprise of Indians the colonists gave up attempting to live peacefully with them. Before the Pilgrims arrived an outbreak cleared the majority of the New England Indians. Some survivors assisted the colonists, but the relations ended when the Massachusetts Bay Puritans declared war on the tribe and Plymouth was involved in the