This was the first step towards the destruction of Native cultures. The Native Americans had never experienced anything like these deadly diseases before and they came to believe that Europeans had the power to kill or give life. Many Native groups, because they were nomadic, didn't see land as belonging to one person. The idea that someone could come in, claim a piece of land and ban them f...
The Spanish and English called them savages and made them leave the lands where they were settled so that they could take their land for their own and begin to build their empires. Over the next couple of years the English began to treat the Native Americans a lot worse. They began to kill many of the Indi... ... middle of paper ... ...ant. We caused them pain and suffering for nothing because even though it took a long time we finally realized the error of our ways and gave much needed freedom back to the Native Americans. Taking away the Indians land for good and making them move to reservations was wrong in so many ways.
Those that survived had to find gold, which was almost impossible wistfully those that didn’t find anything had their hands cut off and bled to death. Due to this inhumane treatment some tried escaping but were unsuccessful and they were hunted like dogs and killed. In addition, the prisoners were forced into war against the Spaniards who were well armed so they had no chance at being victorious. It leads me to believe that the savages were Columbus and his crew. The Arawak’s could take no more heartless and inhumane treatment that they committed mass suicides.
Americans saw the Revolution as an opportunity to "complete the process of dispossessing Indians of their rich lands." (Foner, 230&231) Indians could not enjoy the freedoms that were granted to white males after the Revolution. They were not able to work, participate in politics, or freely practice their religion. Although the Revolution was a significant blow to the Native Americans, it wouldn’t be the last event that would alter their ways of life. From the end of the American Revolution to 1865, Native Americans would continue to be forced off their lands and be forced to give up their old ways of life and assimilate to American culture.
The Indians are hopeless because there is nothing they could have done because according to the myth once the Indians knew what was coming it was to late to stop it. “It’s already turned loose. It’s already coming. It can’t be called back.” (pg. 138) The White man killed many of the Indians through murder and disease.
The Native Americans were given some laws of protection, however, by this point many Spaniards looked at Native Americans as vile human beings and mistreated them as a social normalcy. Many native Americans died from overwork, and harsh living conditions given to them by the Spaniards. Native Americans introduced the Spaniards and settlers to different types of crops. It is the reason Spaniards had them harvest their farms, to make sure their crops flourished. Spaniards didn’t know how to care for the crops like the Native Americans so they forced them to under violence and deaths.
1. These natives and the colonists were far too different to be made united. America was at first discovered by Europeans, and I believe that it is very true that they brutally enslaved, killed, and conquered the Indians. Take Columbus for example. Sick, frustrated, angry, and unable to control the Spaniards on the island, Columbus blamed the Indians for his troubles and the very small production of gold.
The former slaves did not initially even dream of social equality; far less did they plot murder and mayhem, as the white people feared (Abbott et al. 439). Although the slave are set free the social frame work slavery continues. When Jane and a few others decided to leave the plantation patrollers spotted them and killed many of them. Jane says, “Them and the soldiers from the Secesh Army were the ones who made up the Ku Klux Klans later on” (Gaines 21).
Native Americans were dying like flies flying around bug spray mist. If it were not a war (The French and Indian war) that were killing them off it would be European disease (Cow and Small pox). The Native Americans saw what the Europeans were doing to their lives, they wanted their old way of life, and they wanted the Europeans to go away. In the movie Smoke Signals a line that was said by a character called Arnold Joseph represents the feelings of the Native Americans "Poof! The white people are gone".
On the other hand, the Conquistadors did not follow the rules and instead murdered millions of Natives for their riches. Unfortunately to the Indians, the arrival of the Spaniards brought them total destruction. The Europeans took advantage of the Indians’ submissiveness and used mass murder (of men, women, children and elder), rape, and torture to get what they wanted, and those who survived were turned into slaves working under very harsh conditions. The Spaniards took advantage of the Natives’ hospitality and docility and used it to make their way into their cities, to then, destroy them. The Spanish were faced with little to no opposition from the Indians.