The Americans and Spaniards both did not want to get entangled into their raids of fury. This group of Indians killed more people during raids, stole more food, they were just plain out vicious Indians. The persistance of the tribe helped them make a name for themselves. The Spaniards during the Mexican w... ... middle of paper ... ...ech on how honored he was to make peace with such great people, the confederates. “I am glad I have come.
Incensed by this act, the Native Americans in June, 1675, made a sudden raid on the border settlement of Swansea. Other raids followed; towns were burned and many whites-men, women, and children-were slain. Unable to draw the Native Americans into a major battle, the colonists resorted to similar methods of warfare in retaliation and antagonized other tribes. The Wampanoag were joined by the Nipmuck and by the Narragansett (after the latter were attacked by the colonists), and soon all the New England colonies were involved in the war. Philip's cause began to decline after he made a long journey west in an unsuccessful attempt to secure aid from the Mohawk.
Suspicions of the Indians remained, and in 1671, the colonists questioned Philip, fined him and demanded that the Wampanoag surrender their arms, which they did. War Flames Are Ignited In January 1675, the Indian John Sassamon died at Assawampsett Pond, about 15 miles north of present-day New Bedford. Sassamon was literate and a Christian convert. He may have been acting as an informer to the English and was murdered, probably at Philip’s instigation. Increase Mather, writing after the war, suggested he was killed “out of hatred for him for his Religion, for he was Christianized, and baptiz’d, and was a Preacher amongst the Indians...and was wont to curb those Indians that knew not God on the account of their debauchereyes” (1) Events moved quickly, and on June 8 Sassamon's alleged murderers were tried and executed at Plymouth.
The next day remaining clan members discuss the white men belonging to the village. Okunowo claims we can 't fight them because then we would be fighting our own people, its against the Igbo religion. As a result of forming meetings of the clansmen the missionaries gained suspicion resulting in imprisoning the clansmen with a debt of two hundred cowries. Okonkwo takes his battle gear out to strike the traders"I despise him and those who listen to him. I shall fight alone if I choose”(201).
His insanity, fear of others after him, and his ability to manipulate those around him led Jones to build a church, the People’s Temple. When he couldn’t take scrutiny from the United States anymore, Jones and his Temple hightailed it Jonestown, a town that Jones created as a utopia. Once he realized that Jonestown would not protect him from United States scrutiny, Jones demanded that everyone commit suicide, including himself. By the end of November 18th, 1978, 918 people died from drinking poisoned Fla-Vor-Aid.
The wind was gone from king Phillips sails and he retreated to mount hope to die in his homeland. He was shot and then dismembered with his head being put on a pike in Plymouth to relish their victory. He limbs were used as warning showing other Indians what the cost of treason would be. The remaining Indians were seen as dirty dogs and an inferior race that would go on to be sold by the English into the slave trade in the west indies. The Indians gave the Puritans life and the puritans took life from the Indians.
The Wounded Knee Massacre was final result of the growing problems between the Lakota Sioux and the American Government. After the Civil War tension began to escalate and ended on December 29, 1890. When the government took over most of the Lakota land and forced them into reservations the Indian way of life was destroyed and the large bison herds were hunted until they were endangered. The life in reservations was also difficult since many of the promises made by the government remained unfulfilled: “Promises to increase rations, made by U.S. officials in 1889 in order to secure signatures to reduce Sioux treaty lands by half, and to create six separate reservations, had proved false. Instead, rations had been cut precipitously, and the people were nearly starving.” (Robertson 1).
Nat and his followers killed about sixty whites by the end of his rebellion a week later. When Nat Turner was finally caught, he was tried, convicted, and executed. Nat Turner’s rebellion showed how America contradicts itself, leaders always used religion to make sense of what they do, like Manifest Destiny. Yet, Nat Turner used religion to make sense of his rebellion and they called it blasphemy. This rebellion shocked the white slave owners and put a sense of fear in them, “all the slave states moved to strengthen the institution of slavery” (Jones, Created Equal, pg.
During this revolt, they did not care if you were man, woman, or child. If you were part of a family that owned a plantation with slaves on it, you would be a target. The first people that were targeted were Joseph Travis and his family, they were Nat Turner’s currently master. After this point they went from plantation to plantation kills any white person they saw and freeing all the slaves too. An article by an unknown author explains the ending moments: After spending the night near some slave cabins, Turner and his men attempted to attack another house, but were repulsed.
But the whites kept coming and disturbing their way of life and complaining about them so the later the ghost dance was said to be ineffective and faded away from their culture. But then later Wovoka’s son brought it back and the ghost dance was brought back. Because it came back residents started complaining about it again and the US army got involved. A fight broke out and all the Indians had died which stopped the Indians fighting the whites.