While it took some time for the Europeans to get settled, they were able to conquer to Indians quickly afterwards. The Indians started to loose their land and they became “regarded entirely within English colonial jurisdiction; indeed, the logic of the situation seemed to indicate that, for Indians to own land at all, it had first to be granted them by the English Crown” (Cronon 70). The English also had the upper hand, in their own eyes, because they had money. As John Locke thought, “because the Indians lacked the incentives of money and commerce, Locke thought, they failed to improve their land and so remained a people devoid of wealth and comfort” (Cronon 79). They also had the upper hand because they had antibodies to all of the diseases that they brought. The Europeans also had a different relationship with animals; “The English sought a much more total and year-round control over their animals’ lives” (Cronon 128). They domesticated their animals and owned them, whereas the Indians did not. When Europeans first came to New England, they started to change the ecology of
In the beginning, the Puritans and Native Americans were living on the new-found land in peace. They were even sharing their different techniques for farming and building. As the years went on and the English men became greedy for land, the Native Americans were being pushed out of their native lands. Most of the Indian tribes such as the Creek, Cherokee, Choctaw, and the Chickasaw had built their communities along the Mississippi River.4 The white settlers or Puritans began to want the land around the Mississippi River because they felt it would be very good grounds for farming, housing cattle, and harvesting timber. Because the white settlers thought that this expansion was destined by God, they felt that the removal of the Indians from the fertile land would be rationalized.
The Indians had an identity all their own, and were in many ways reluctant to open up to the English settlers, fearing the effects of their highly controversial way of life. Regardless, despite the devastating bouts with foreign disease that accompanied the settlers, and issues regarding the land the colonists claimed in the name of the king, the Indians were still relatively accepting and hospitable to the setting Puritans. (Drake 3) They traded openly, worked together in establishing villages, and notoriously, the Indians aided the Puritans in teaching them the ways of the land, and in guiding them through the difficult New England winters. Over several years, the two cultures began to mesh, and the bits and pieces
The European Colonization of the Americas initiated in 1492 when Spanish explorer and navigator, Christopher Columbus sailed the sea to the New World. Their main motivation was to probe new trade routes, spread Catholicism and earn recognition and stardom for discoveries made similar to the findings that came from the conquest of the Aztecs and Incas. The English then established permanent settlement in the New World and interacted with the indigenous people that were already living there. This was found to have a detrimental effect on the Native Americans because Europeans brought dangerous diseases such as smallpox to the Americas. Also, natives were imperialized, forced to give up their vibrant culture and take up the lifestyle of the Spaniards.
Indians from this point began to be dehumanized even further. Due to the color of their skin they were associated with the Devil. The settlers believed that Indians must be removed in order to progress in the settling of our land. ?God was making room for the colonists and hath hereby cleared our title to this place? (Takaki, 40). The early Puritans believed that they were meant to spread their religion and beliefs across the entire land.
Native Americans during 1785-1829 were affected by western expansion because of the removal of Native Americans from the land, white settlers attempting to assimilate Native Americans to their culture, and were involved in battles between the a Native Americans and white setters which led to the depleting number of Native Americans.
The American Revolution had lasting effects across the nation. Many different groups would be substantially affected by these changes in either negative but primarily positive changes.
1. In the 1500’s many Europeans began to sail across the Atlantic Ocean to settle in the New World and there were many reasons for the settlement in the New World. The primary motivations for the settling of the New England colonies and the Mid Atlantic colonies were similar while the colonies in the South had different motivations for doing things. The New England colonies included New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, and the New England Colonies searched for religious freedom and new economic routes and also for the natural resources. The Puritans who resided in Massachusetts were the primary example. After leaving Europe due to their differences in religious views, then
“ We give food to starving settlers so that they can survive the winter, settlers end up taking all the good land and let the natives starve to death.” Two hundred years before the Puritans arrived in America the European settlers came over to America accidently. Christopher Columbus was trying to find a new route to India, but landed on an Island we now know as America. When Christopher Columbus landed on the island, strange, unknown, people came up to him. He called them Indians because he thought he had landed in India. While getting to learn more about Columbus the Indians learn they have different values than the European settlers and the Puritans, once they arrive two hundred years later. Getting to know the European settlers and the Puritans, the Indians realized their outlooks on Faith, Loyalty, And Laws are vastly different and similar.
Do we really know what separated the Native Americans and the Early Settlers? The Natives and Early Settlers didn’t get along for many reasons, some believed to be religion, lack of communication and resources. The Natives and Settlers didn’t get along they had many separate believes (a few will be listed below.)
During the time period of 1607, when the first British colony was established in America, to the last established colony in 1733, differences in each colony was evident due to the different beliefs of conduct in colonization and government. All of the colonies, however, faced unbelievable difficulties upon collaborating with Native Americans, some much severe than others. Furthermore, the impact of North American colonization affected not only Britain and the Natives, but all of Europe as well.
At Massachusetts there was cold climate, thin rocky soil, lumbering,good harbor, shipbuilding, fishing and trade prospered. Lots of people die in the winter.The England's worried about escaping religious persecution.They suffer of hunger, disease, and environmental hazards.They had a self-government and an agreement with Mayflower Compact. The pilgrims saw the indians coming to their territory where they live and where about to kill the natives, but the England's found out that the natives were there to help them how to crop. If the natives did not help them then the pilgrims should've die of starvation. England had a good relationship with Indians until war was later declared in 1636.This allowed these settler make a strong community because of the religious persecution these people received in England, the Pilgrims mostly came to America for
The two main reasons for the settling of the New England, Middle and Southern colonies were to obtain religious freedom and have a better lifestyle. In Massachusetts, which was part of the New England colonies, the majority of settlers were Puritans who were religious dissenters from England that wanted to gain religious freedom in the New World as well as live a better lifestyle through finding jobs and obtaining natural resources. In the New England colonies, there were many natural resources such as fish, whales and trees that could contribute to the colonists’ quest for a better life, and they could freely practice their religion. Those who settled in the Middle colonies also had the same intentions as the Puritans; to gain religious freedom
In the 16th and 17th century, the Americas was being explored by Spain, Britain, and other countries. Many of these countries set up colonies in the Americas where Native Americans were living. Europeans moved into colonization of the Americas and brought changes to the land and its people. Europeans traded, hunted to warfare and personal property. As Europeans established their colonies, their societies also became segmented and divided along religious and racial lines. Most people in the societies were not free. They labored long hours as servants or slaves to produce wealth for others. As more Europeans came to settle the land in the Americas, their presence had a tremendous effect on the native peoples who were living in the Americas. The Native peoples’ life in the Americas provided lots for the Europeans to use. They traded cattle, chickens, horses, pigs, sheep, sugarcane, and wheat, for chocolate, pineapple, potatoes, pumpkins/squash, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and tobacco. The diets of the Natives and Europeans widened as different food types was being traded. The Natives were very open to the Europeans as they came into their land and communicated with the Natives. Over time, the landscape changed as more European communities increased. The Europeans held on to their idea of land ownership while the Natives idea of the land was for the person that need it. Also, the Europeans hoped to change the Natives to Christianity but also trick them into being slaves for the
The colonization of the Americas began in the year of 1492, when Christopher Columbus and his band of explorers arrived off the coast of the Bahamas. This new “discovery” for Europe would have drastic effects not only on the settlers themselves, but on the natives and their environment. It is without a doubt that the appearance of these explorers placed the Indians on a dangerous trajectory. Now, it is currently understood how the colonization of the American continent brought disease, war and ultimately death for many of the natives. Early exploration, conquest and settlement brought about new economies for the Europeans, new religious freedoms, and knowledge of the world and of exploration, producing great benefits for the colonists. Although the settlers did face risks and sometimes death during their conquest, they undoubtedly benefitted from this expansion. The Indians, however, were dealt a different hand. The culture that they had developed and the immense civilizations that had evolved were ultimately destroyed as the spread of epidemics, constant war, and brutal exploitation brought these prosperous and hospitable peoples to their knees.