Smallpox, alcoholism, and other European ailments the Spaniards brought over lead to the destruction of the native population. The treatment that is well documented was barbaric and cruel. The natives that survived were enslaved, forced to convert to Christianity, and taken from their homelands and forced to live a civilized Spaniard lifestyle. Once the Spanish took control they forced the people to work in mines, ranches and local farms. On top of all this they had to pay encomiendas (taxes) on their own land.
Tensions were rising between the colonists and the Indians, the people were facing very hard economic times and were looking for a way out. The colonists found their scapegoat in the form of the local Indians. The trouble began in 1675 with a raid by the Doeg Indians on the plantation of Thomas Mathews, located in the Northern Neck section of Virginia near the Potomac River. Several of the Doegs were killed in the raid, which began in a dispute over the nonpayment of some items Mathews had apparently obtained from the tribe. Things got much worse when the colonists struck back, but they attacked the wrong Indians, the Susquehanaugs, which caused a large amount of Indian raids to start.
Even with the concessions that the government made to the Native people, the fact is that they have been put through hell and they were initially and continue to be targeted for extinction in one way or another. The intended death and destruction of a people just because they are of a certain origin or ethnic background does fall under the definition of genocide. The fact is that most of white America is in denial of this term “genocide” and the idea that this continues to haunt the Native Americans of today. Is it a question of being too proud to admit that the whites could actually be this cruel and wrong and make such a mistake? I don’t think that the white man will ever own up to this
They believed that "the white people have no right to take the land from the Indian, because they had it first; it is theirs"(D). The U. S. portrayed the Native Americans as savages and in a 1785 treaty, white Americans were not allowed to "attempt to settle on any of the lands westward or southward of the said boundary"(B). The United States promised them land that no American citizen was permitted to enter. However, the U.S. government treated these agreements as something of little importance and continuously violated them. They began to remove the Indians on the accusation that the Native Americans did not respect "the power of the United States of America” (E) President Andrew Jackson stated, "We bleed our enemies in such cases to give them their senses" (E).
The Aztec’s were still angry with the Spanish and were planning on killing them all. By letting them back into the city the Spanish horses and weapons would be less effective. The Aztec’s were then able force in the Palace walls and the Spanish began to fear what was to happen next for they knew that the Aztec’s wanted them all dead. (Burkholder and Johnson p. 58) According to Díaz’s manuscript, the Spanish wanted to declare peace with the Aztec’s so that they could leave Mexico. In order to do this, they needed Montezuma to tell his people to cease the war.
He also talks about how well-formed the Indians were. Another thing he states is how the Indians believed that everything good came from the heavens, and how he thought he could be able to convert the Indians in Catholicism. What events influenced the way the conquest played out? Events that were occurring during the conquest of the Indians didn’t help them win against the Spaniards. When the Spaniards arrived at the lands of the Indians, the Indians were dealing with either political divisions or internal conflicts.
One of those things was to take complete control of all the land. They continued to expand their land into areas that were still inhabited by Indians. For a while, Englishmen tried soft tactics, but since Indians were not willing to give up their lands easily, the answer became annihilation. Englishmen’s views concluded that Indians were savages, and they had no right to own or exist on lands that God had given to the white men. Indians throughout were forced to surrender their lands, and although they put up resistance, it was not enough to stop settlers’ expansion and the Indian’s lands were violently taken, and many were killed in the process.
The two groups went to war and the Native Americans targeted and killed many priests. - The New World challenged and changed the religious faiths the first European settlers brought to it. In New Mexico, the spiritual rituals of the Pueblo Indians collided with the Catholic of the Spanish Franciscan friars who came to convert them, ultimately exploding in violent rebellion. 2. Role of missionaries in the encounter between Native Americans and Colonists Missionaries came to save heathen souls.
referred to as the great critic that would bring a new social era. this transformation is not only responsible for the genocide of countless native americans and african cultures, it was also the birth of a new society .in the new world european colonization of the americas and its enslavement of africans drastically changed the atlantic world economically and socially .from 1492 to
I think that if your going to be imperialistic you have to justify your self in overseas expansion and economic boosts. In conclusion, America is justified because they just want to follow in other countries footsteps like Spain. They also want to have world dominance so you have to go overseas to expand. We also were like Great Britain when we went out and annexed Hawaii. Then we took all the sugar from their sugar plantations and made an economic boost.