As this paper advocates for the revisionist perspective of European colonization of the Americas, it is important for one to first understand the fundamental differences between the conflict and consensus interpretive themes. The most significant difference is that conflict historians emphasize the class, ethnic, racial, and political differences ...
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... a greater benefit. In the process of converting Natives to Christianity, the indigenous people contributed ideas that reshaped church practices and new forms of Native American Christianity emerged in both regions. These new branches of Christianity, however, have to do with neither the Native Americans’ opposition to the new religion nor the conflict that ensued as the Europeans were trying to gain followers for the Church. The differences in ideology and resistance against the Christian Church cannot be denied, regardless of the apparently “positive” outcomes of imposing one’s religion on another culture. Powhatan’s brother particularly resisted sending Native children to Christian schools, and the act of preserving their religious beliefs would soon become a reason for the mass killing of hundred of indigenous tribes (Henretta, Hinderaker, Edwards, and Self 52).
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