The farmers, who were now demanding governmental reforms in addition to protection from hostile Native Americans, forced the governor to flee. Bacon then led another expedition against the Native Americans, defeating them at the Battle of Bloody Run. While Bacon was engaged in this effort, Berkeley began to raise a force to fight him. Marching against Jamestown a second time, Bacon captured the city and burned it in September 1676. In the following month, Bacon died suddenly and his rebellion immediately collapsed.
The murder ignited widespread hostilities which finally turned into war between the Pequot and colonists. Uncas and Roger Williams helped the English colonists to fight the Pequot. Some neighboring tribes remained neutral during the 1637 war. Nearly 600 members of Pequot tribe were killed when their port near Mystic River was set on fire. The massive killings crippled Pequot’s resistance; they moved away from their territory.
Winslow force he and him companions to give over all their weapons and Phillip had to sign a document saying he had been disloyal. None of Phillip’s warriors were happy for being falsely accused and giving over their weapons. The Wampanoag people were looking for some sort of retaliation but Phillip wanted to keep the peace. In January of 1675 Phillip’s personal secretary warned Winslow of war and 3 months later he was found dead. Three of Phillip’s men were arrested and tried for the murder.
Documents prove that the British intentionally killed off the buffalo in areas populated by the Native Americans. By doing this, the British took away their main source of food. Starvation occurred in many villages and the Natives population had reduced from an estimated 12 million in 1500 to barely 237,000 in 1900. Villages were pillaged, and prisoners were sent to camps or reservations. The British’s actions were rationalized through religion, Indians were seen as savages that needed to convert and those who didn’t were murdered.
In conclusion the reason why most of the settlers died was because of the environment. Relations with the American Indians was another reasons they died so quickly. Not having proper settler skills was a huge blow to the colonies. If these problems would have been fixed sooner there would have
It is said in that video that Bacon did not approve of relations with the Native Americans. He requested to start a war with them, which was denied by the Governor. The Powhatan tribe had given payment for their own protection from the English settlers as stated in the third video. Bacon ignored Berkley’s orders and caused war against the Indians anyways, targeting the Powhatan’s directly, as also mentioned in the fourth video. Eventually, the seventh video describes how Bacon confronted the Governor directly with six-hundred armed men.
The Native Americans felt threatened for their land by the colonists. It was stated that one of their reasons to fighting was that the colonists made them do it and they pushed their buttons, so to say, that they had no choice but to fight them. In addition to the colonists being very religious so were the Native Americans. As stated in the book the Native Americans said their reason for fighting was that God was on their side and told them to fight and kill and burn down houses. The Indians were depicted to be very violent by the colonists.
For starters, they invaded her home and killed one of her children. She also didn’t like their way of life. She often compared them to animals. These tie in with the theme that I find appropriate for the topic of how Mary viewed the Indians, which is the blurred line between being a savage and being civilized. Some of the things that Mary had to do in order to survive went against her religion and her morals.
On June 25, 1876 Lt. Custer was defeated at the Battle of Little Big Horn by the chiefs, Sitting bull, Gall, Crazy Horse and their men. He had attacked their encampment and, as a consequence, lost his entire command of more than 200 men in the battle. In 1889 we were split into six smaller reservations. Being suffocated by the Americans we began to practice the Ghost dance that was thought to extinguish the whites and to bring back the buffalos. Our defeat was next.
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.