Apess begins his story talking about the conditions of the reservation that Indians are living in and having to deal with, and blames the white men for these conditions. This is due to them “supposedly” being the masters or overseers’ of the reservations. He talks about how the white men could care less if the Indians lived or died. That the white men would take a lot of the Indians vegetation and taking their timber which is of most value to the Indians or any other items for free and then selling it to get a profit for themselves off of it. He feels that with no education the Indians are feel they cannot take care of themselves or their land.
The main reason the Spaniards even bothered to interact with the Native Americans was to achieve their main goal in America, to find gold and other valuables. In some areas where they found valuables, they first tried to cheat the Native Americans out of their treasure. The Native Americans gave up some valuables out of generosity and a slight apprehension, for they wondered if the “white men” who rode on “deer” (horses) were gods. Soon enough, they saw through the Spaniards and saw them for what they really were, greedy, selfish men with nothing but a greedy desire for riches. They attempted to drive them away by attacking them.
All the tribes seem to describe in their own story how the whites started to obliterate their religion, their culture and their way of life. As Brown portrays the changing Indian lives, he also brings to life their battles, battles that may have been forgotten by the American whites but never erased from the Indian hearts. Such battles include Little Crow’s War, sparked by the failing promises to the Indians to give them rations. This war was one of many where the Indians would lose, by being persecuted, hanged and executed merely for defending their lands and speaking up for their mistreatment. The book also illustrates the few battles won by the tribes, which would not only give them a
They ended up killing a lot of Indians. This is obviously unequal treatment between the whites and the Indians. The whites could freely kill Indians on a whim without any punishment. Indians were forced to leave their lands, move onto reservations, and flee their homelands. In
The whites wanted the land for themselves so they more often times than not killed, beat and burned down the Native American's homes in order to show who was more superior. They fought back and forth constantly, but eventually the whites
This led to conflicts and therefore partially led to the destruction of the Native American way of life. The white Americans quickly claimed land and would move the Plains Indians around as they saw fit, usually affected by where gold had recently been discovered. This culminated in putting the Native Americans on reservations. In many of the agreements and treaties signed over land the settlers would claim never to go back on their promises “as long as grass grew” and “the mountains stood”. Breaking the promises would have shown the Native Americans that the settlers thought little of their intelligence, and also would instil a lack of trust in the settlers, as now every apparently solemn vow to not attack certain areas or to treat the Plains Indians better etc.
The lessons that McNamara teaches can be viewed all throughout the course of history and should be used as a guideline for the future. Lesson One: Empathize with your Enemy i. Columbus’ Treatment of the Native Americans: The Native American people were drastically different than the explorers of the New World. They believed that nobody owned the land; the idea of land ownership didn’t exist in their eyes. Instead of recognizing the Native American World View, Christopher Columbus and his men took advantage of the Indians by enslaving them and subduing them with violence in an effort to acquire land and riches. Clearly, Columbus should have empathized with the Native Americans by respecting their values and negotiating through fair trade rather than violence and deceit.
The Church had no incentive to use its property well ... So there was an economic problem. Henry closed down the monasteries so he could collect the taxes as he just wanted more money basicly! Between 1536 & 1540 Henry VII closed down all the monasteries in England. Monasteries were destroyed, their contents and wealth confiscated (& given to the king ) & those who opposed this were hanged.
Europeans Vs. Aboriginals : The contact that changes everything Throughout the 1600s to 1900s Native people’s culture has been greatly harmed due to the fact of European contact. Taking over land by killing off food supply thus forcing Aboriginals to sign treaties to destroying their culture by enforcing assimilation. Ever since the Europeans came to Canada they have been nothing good for the First Nations living on the Land. In the 19th Century, government policy changed from government-to-government relations with Aboriginal Nations to attempts to integrate and assimilate. This change was due to a number of factors: the decline of the fur trade; an end to most of the armed conflict between the various new arrivals; and, the desire for more land and resources for the settlers.
The main reason why the portuguese enslaved aficans was so they can have men to work on plantations. During colonial period the demand of suger, tobacco, cotten and other agricultural products increased. When this happened so did the demand of workers to work on the plantations especulay in Brazil. One of the best workers were ones that worked for free and also immune to diseases from the new world, these people were African slaves. The slaves were the the main workers of this time and there were many of them in Brazil, “about 812,000 Slaves,” (Robert Conrad pg.