Spain and other countries thought they had to get rid of the Indians, so they killed many of them, and pushed them away from their home lands after they got whatever they needed from them, but the French sought out a different approach. They wanted to have a good relationship with the Indians, and therefore were a lot friendlier. One of the biggest things that brought the French and Indians together was trade. France was very interested in furs, spices, and other things, while the Indians were intrigued by the goods that the French had brought over. The Indians and the French even established a region around the Great lakes that was known as the ‘Middle Ground’ were they could trade and negotiate with each other without anyone imposing on one another.
They controlled what was known as the “middle” America. Their main forte was the trapping and fur trade, however very lucrative this was not a sustainable business and way to support an economy on its own. Another big reason the French failed at colonizing was the lack of motivation. There was no religious persecution or political unrest in France at the time of New World colonization. As opposed to England who wanted to use the area as a “dumping ground” for religious zealots, the French wanted to tap the fur trade.
Later the indians suspected the colonists wanted to rule them and control the colony. When captain John Smith was appointed as a member of the council and being sent to the colony in dire times of famine. He forced all people to labor stating that “ He that will not work shall not eat” which was proven to be very effective, he also dealt with mutiny from the indians very well. To settle matters even more he bargained with the indians as well. It was due to his leadership that the colony survived.
When did the first Europeans arrive in North America? The first phase of European activity in the Americas began with the Atlantic Ocean crossings of Christopher Columbus in 1492 sponsored by Spain, whose original attempt was to find a new route to India and China. The Spanish wanted to find the shorter route to trade rich spices and other goods. The overall purpose of the settlement of the New World by Spain was to acquire new wealth. Although Spain had claimed the New World as its sole territory, it was not the only European country seeking new land.
The Europeans did not want to continue down a this road of war with the Native Americans so in turn the Europeans wished to please them, and at some points were even spoiled more than there own settlers (Document E). The pampering of the Native Americans did not go over well with the European settlers and therefore the settlers retaliated with resentment and the killing of Native
Donalvin Weatherby August 16, 2011 U.S. History Hour 7 Differences in Colonization In the early years after Columbus’ “discovery” of America European countries felt the urge to settle in this new area. They hoped to find new resources and expand their own empires in these lands. The three major empires trying to utilize this area were France, Spain, and England but they all had different ways of colonization. In this paper I will tell you the similarity and differences between each country’s different styles of colonization. I also will tell of the country’s different relationships with the Natives.
Shamans, conjurers, medicine men, or anyone who had claimed special power lost respect and authority because their traditional therapies were not effective in curing the infectious diseases. The disaster also distorted their spirituality. Some tribes believed that only extensive hunting of animals could stop the diseases (Kraut 19). It led to the development of the fur trade that brought more attention of Europeans to the New World. Fertile lands of the New World abundantly multiplied many Europeans fauna and flora.
Dante Colucci Mrs. McElroy AP US History 2 04/30/12 Colonization The colonial expansion of the Spanish and the French are very different in execution, but similar in their goals. The Spanish were the first to arrive to the Western Hemisphere. After Columbus had arrived back in Spain, many of the other countries desired to go to the New World. The Spanish were ruthless in the colonization of the Americas. The French were not as ruthless.
But unfortunately in those plants there were no resources. The people who inhabited there were Arawak men and women. They were gentle and peaceful, but admiral, as well as those who came after him, was blind and so obsessed with the desire to please the King of Spain that committed irreparable crimes against the Indians. Sometimes they "rode on the backs of the Indians, when rushed, or running the natives,
He was against the idea of pure democracy because of ‘’common folks’’. He also helped puritans to thrive in trade, fur and shipbuilding. KING PHILIP’S WAR – * A series of battles in New Hampshire between the colonists and the Wompanoags, led by Metacom, a chief also known as King Philip. The war was started when the Massachusetts government tried to assert court jurisdiction over the local Indians. * The colonists won with the help of the Mohawks, and this victory opened up additional Indian lands for expansion.