In December of 1674, John Sassamon set off to, allegedly, warn Governor Josiah Winslow that, “the Wampanag sachem (New England Indian hereditary leader) King Philip […] was preparing for war against the English settlers” (p. 1). Unfortunately, Sassamon did not return from his journey and, on January 29, 1675, was found dead in an icy pound with his “hat, a gun, and a brace of ducks” nearby (p. 1). On March 1, 1675, three Wampanoag Indians – Tobias, Mattashunnamo, and Wampapaquan – were indicted for Sassamon’s murder (p. 100). Based on New England’s legal system, Tobias, Mattashunnamo, and Wampapaquan did receive a fair trial in that the case was tried in a General Court, and not dealt with privately between the Indian groups as was customary (p. 103). Although the New England Indians felt that law and justice were, “a personal and clam mater and did not involve a third party of an impersonal public institution or ‘state’” (p. 67), the law of England defined murder as, “an offence against the state, not a private matter between two groups of people” (p. 70), thus the jurisdiction of the General Court was fair to the defendant’s case.
Primary sources are evidence written by people who witnessed or experienced the events that happened. Primary sources can be government documents, oral histories, memoirs, biological evidence, and paintings. They were created at the period when the events were occurring. The most useful primary sources are the ones that were created the most recently to the time period that the historian is reaching. Histories should assess their validity carefully because not all primary sources are true. Historians do not know if Captain John Smith was telling the true about “Pocahontas”. Historians should ask themselves questions before they believe in the primary sources. Historians should assess their validity by asking questions like did the writer of
Now we have all heard about the story of Pocahontas, unfortunately many of the stories we were told growing up are not completely true. Camilla Townsend, the author of “Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma”, intends to inform its readers about the evolution of the many lies written and told by the Englishmen regarding their relationships with the Native America peoples that many of us have heard about today. However, Townsend has ineffectively given her readers information about the whole truth to the stories she has written about the many relationships of the English and Native Americans.
Petalesharo’s writing reflected the treatment of Native Americans during the 1800s. Being a Native American himself, Petalesharo was able to give perspective on a point in history typically viewed from a white man’s opinion. The excerpt “Petalesharo” explains how the Native American was able “to prevent young women captured by other tribes from being sacrificed”, making Petalesharo well liked by the Americans (588). Petalesharo gave the “Speech of the Pawnee Chief” infront of Americans to convey the differences between Native Americans and Americans through emotion, logic, and credibility, which showed how the two groups will never be the same, but still can coexist in the world together.
Pocahontas did not save John Smith’s life. Based on the evidence in Paul Lewis’s biography about John Smith, it appears that he was trying to lie to get publicity for “introducing Pocahontas to English language and the Bible”. The suggestion I made about John Smith’s first document before Pocahontas was famous was that John Smith doesn’t mention Pocahontas at all and it says nothing about John Smith being in danger. Then in J.A. Leo Lemay’s exert he says “John Smith had no reason to lie.” Therefore it shows that John might have lied to get famous over something that really didn’t
Most likely, one has heard about the story of Pocahontas and John Smith. However, John Smith was not as loving and kind as he was portrayed. In the letter Address to Captain Smith, the speaker, Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas’ father, takes a condescending tone and addresses to the English settlers, especially John Smith, how the chief’s generous hospitality has not been appreciated. Literary devices such as rhetorical questions, antithesis, and repetition, diction, and pathos and ethos are exercised by Chief Powhatan to address his purpose and produce it as impactful as fully possible.
Captain John Smith became the colony’s leader in September 1608 – the fourth in a succession of council presidents – and established a “no work, no food” policy. Smith had been instrumental in trading with the Powhatan Indians for food. However, in the fall of 1609 he was injured by burning gunpowder and left for England. Smith never returned to Virginia, but promoted colonization of North America until his death in 1631 and published numerous accounts of the Virginia colony, providing invaluable material for
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein presents important social criticism. Shelly focuses, in particular, on importance of forgiveness, betrayal, acceptance in society.
The United States of America is the only country in which juveniles are allowed to be tried as adults with life without parole. As of today, approximately 3000 minors are condemned to life without the circumstance of parole (Stevenson). Children who carry out horrendous crimes should get the deserved punishment. Juveniles should be tried as adults with life without parole but only in certain cases: depending on their motive or modus operandi, their crime, and criminal background.
Capote, while speaking with Smith, mentions that he still does not know what happened that night. Smith responding with hesitation, not wanting to share details with Capote. Capote then mentions leaving to visit Smith’s sister to find out more about him. Smith asked Capote not to go, but Capote did anyway. Upon returning from visiting Smith’s sister, Capote shows Smith a picture from his childhood and lies about his sister missing him. Hearing of his sister missing him and seeing the picture triggers an emotional response and Smith shares what happened the evening of the murders with
“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” (Bob Marley) Throughout history there are few people remembered for their integrity, for their tyranny, dishonesty, selfishness, yes, but integrity is such a rare true thing that is untouchable by those around those who possess it. It shines through the darkness. For instance, William Wilberforce, born and raised in a wealthy traditional family was involved in abolitionism,promoting education for the underprivileged, Christianity, strict uprightness and health and wellbeing of animals. Wilberforce worked from the age of 27 till his death he worked in parliament to outlaw the slave trade. Or Winston
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. This led to small militia's of the colonist fighting back. Their strategy was to raid and stop Yamasee raid. It took two long years, but the war ended. To officially end the war, many tribes signed a peace accord. This pushed the Yamasee along with more tribes down to Florida, where they joined the Seminole
Pocahontas introduces smith to grandma willow in the plans of somehow figuring out a way to create peace between the two and As Pocahontas disregards her fathers wishes and continues to see captain john smith she soon later figure she'd pay a heavy price for it as kocoum is killed by a man smith saved from drowning on ship.
Chief Joseph was born in 1840 in the Wallowa Valley, now called Northeastern Oregon. He was given the name Hin-mah-too-ya-lat-kekht, but given the name Joseph after the missionaries baptized him. This was the same name as his father upon his conversion to Christianity in 1838. They lived in peace with the whites for some time until 1855, when the Nez Perce signed a treaty with the US government. It stated they would give up their tribal lands and in return whites would not intrude on the Wallowa Valley. The deal was broken when they found gold on their territory.
Even though the English were subordinates of the Powhatan, they disrespected him and his chiefdom due to their preconceived beliefs that they were inferior. “Although the Country people are very barbarous, yet have they amongst them such government...that would be counted very civil…[by having] a Monarchical government” (Smith 22). John Smith acknowledges the “very civil” government of the Natives but still disrespected them by calling them “very barbarous,” which