A possible consequence of this attitude is violence and harsh relations the Virginians had with the Native Americans. While the Virginians were focused of making a profit of the land, the New England Puritans saw it as a refuge. The New England Puritans sought religious freedom for themselves in the “New World.” They compared themselves a lot to the Israelites and saw the new land as a “Promised Land.” Their attitude towards the land was that of respect, but they believed God wanted them to “use” the land. In their point of view, the Native Americans were living in the wilderness and not pleasing God. This produced tension with the Natives because Puritans would often expect the Natives to leave the land that they wanted.
The way in which the colonies made enough money to support England was based off as the geography of the land and how conducive the use of agriculture and cash-crops would be. The different climates of the New England and Chesapeake created different economies for each. In New England, the economy was based on shipbuilding and fishing because of long winters and the rocky soil that was not fertile. New England colonies, founded by primarily large families, only had small family farms as a result of the climate and turned to trade and industry rather than agriculture. The lack of need for farming for the economy led to the abolishment of slavery, as it was seen as unnecessary based off the economy.
In Latin America, the Spanish conquerors overworked the Indian natives and treated them harshly. The Spaniards broke apart families and relationships so that they would have limited contact with each other and would be forced to give up their customs. They were also required to learn Christianity (document 8). The native peoples’ land and space was invaded and they were required to do whatever the conquerors said, or else they would be punished. This era in history is a devastating time for an immense amount of people.
White Americans loathed the Indians because they were “undeserving” of the fertile land they had. White settlers wanted this land so bad they burned down house and towns, stole animals and lived in land that didn’t belong to them. They tormented the native Americans for decades and then the state governments started passing laws to strip the Indians of their rights. In two separate cases, (Cherokee
Their numbers were small, they were very indepented on western Europe for supplies and soldiers. The havoc the zealous crusaders brought on the local populations, especially the Jewish communties, made them hated by all groups throughout the religon. Document 7 states that to make matters worse, the crusading knights often abused and committed atrocities against eastern orthdoxs Christians, Jews and Muslims sin the areas through which they passed. This is important because crusading knights often abused the Easten Orthodox Christains and Jews and Muslims in the oars they passed, which is a negative impact in the crusades Document 6 states that the 4th crusade was a wasteful and destructive even that resulted only in further dividing the Christian world. Pope Innocent 11, the crusade did not attract the support expected.This is important because this is in Constaniople in 1204, the Venetians, who had been hired to transport the crusaders, and the knights agreed to attack the Byzantine capital instead.
This angered the colonist since many died fighting for that land. The Crown created this line to prevent further fighting with between the Indians and the English settlers. The colonist took this as another sign that the crown cared more about the Indians than the colonist. A small group of colonist saw this and acted in anger. They became known as the Paxton Boys, unprovoked, they raided a small Christian Indian village and killed about half a dozen Indians.
Relationships between the settlers and the Native Americans had always been weak, even with the neighboring tribes that signed treaties with Virginia. The lower class settlers used the Native Americans as a scapegoat- blaming all their financial problems on their presence in the colony (Bacon). After Berkeley gave away fertile land as land grants, settlers became increasingly angry at the Native Americans, and tried to con their way into stealing their land in order to plant tobacco. Settlers accused the Native Americans of multiple crimes, and in his Manifesto, Bacon accused them of murder and theft (Beverly). Accusations spread throughout the colony, and both sides considered the other as being evil or unjust.
As Englishmen in the 18th century perceived ethnicity and gender not as biological features but as individual’s speech, behavior, and clothes, they were disturbed when they saw their dead countrymen’s apparel were stripped and worn by the Indians (59). In contrast, Indians regarded stripping as a way to mock the English and to facilitate the integration of captives (90). Little contends that Englishmen regarded clothing as a symbol of their superiority in race and manhood. When they saw the Indians removing clothes from the dead and the captured, they feared that nakedness and Indians’ dressing of English garment undermined their racial, class and gender superiority that they employed to stimulate their battles against Native Americans (90). The English captives forced to “cross-dressing” Indian garments were similarly upset
Out of personal acts of jealousy, to compare abilities and achievements, this is what started the rise to inequality. Unfair treatment to others meant loss of respect and loss of natural goodness. From the day humans built their first huts inequality began its
The people of the brave new world’s disgust with these lifestyle choices signifies their sense of superiority over these savages. The people of the brave new world look down on these savages for forming attachments to people. These same people will often argue that emotions and feelings are what destabilizes societies. The savages that live on the reservation feel very close to nature. These savages live and hunt off of the land so it
Nathaniel Bacon was a colonist of the Virginia Colony. Since Bacon lived in bad land on the frontier, he knew first hand how it was to be constantly attacked by the Indians. That is when Bacon decided to rebel against the Governor’s relationships with the Native Americans, as well as being frustrated by the lack of political rights. Bacon challenged the economic and political privileges of the governor’s circle. Governor Berkeley refused to protect frontier farmers, because he was too busy trading fur, so the effect of that was the farmers were constantly being raided by Native Americans.
That’s not saying that life in America pre discovery was ideal. The people who traveled from the East brought nothing but war, dislocation, diseases and epidemics. The description Ross gave was that the effects these things had on the Native American people was obscured because the Natives were seen as barbarians and heathens by the Europeans. ”Let us now for a moment, seriously reflect on the true causes, which have universally produced the extinction of Indian tribes, it is their land having been swept from under their feet by the ingenuity of the white men, and being left destitute of a home, ignorant of the arts and sciences and possessing no experience in the employment of a laborious & industrious
My opinion about this chapter is that the writer had different view of Native Americans than what most Americans have today. Americans view the natives as a peaceful people when in fact they fought over land, killed their enemies and torched them they were violent in their own way but they were not as violent as the white people so in my opinion the writer was wrong about saying the Native Americans were as violent as the Americans. An other thing that in my opinion the writer was wrong was by saying the Native Americans were as wasteful by killing the buffalo as the americans were when in fact they were not. There were not as many Natives as Americans so the killing number of participants was lower and when the natives killed the buffalo it was eaten by wolves while in the American side they were not eaten by wolves. In my opinion the author had a different view of the Native Americans than what most people have.My reaction to this chapter was that I learned many new things about the Native Americans that
The once strong relationship between the Europeans and Natives was further damaged due to how the colonists excluded themselves from the indigenous peoples. As seen on the Massachusetts Bay Seal, a Native is nearly nude with his arms open, saying, “come over and help us” (Massachusetts Bay Colony). The Massachusetts Bay Seal is reflective of the literal advantage the colonists had over the Natives. The inability to read or write was, in the eyes’ of the colonists, the true sign of a beast or savage. Because of their ability to read and write, the colonists took control of the media, using their literacy to differentiate themselves from the indigenous
The American revolution all started because of taxes. The colonist got really mad at the British for taxing all of their important goods.The british always treated the colonist poorly since they came and invaded their homes. By this time the british were sick and tired of the colonists so they started a war. The war was very expensive, the British started to make the colonists pay for the expenses by increasing colonial retirement of British attempts. The British also tried to limit western expansion but that angered the colonists.