They had deep knowledge of their land, source of water,and the seasonal cycle of plant food. However, the European settlement brought catastrophic impacts to them. Firstly, they were not able to assess the land and obtain the resources such as food, herbs, stones which were necessary to maintain their lifestyles and health status. In the tradition indigenous culture, most of the information were pass down from one generation to the next. Unfortunately, many of the elders were killed by those mortal diseases, thus a lot of valuable cultural information such as the usage of nature medicines were lost so more and more people have got sick.
In result of this, this cause loads of deaths. To conclude the actions from the officers were a very important factor in causing a high death toll in World War One. This was mainly down to their naivety, ineptness and how out of touch they really were. There loss of seeing things for how they really were, was another reason why there army lost so many of their men. In some cases it seemed the army were being sent in blind, as the officers refused to change their old fashioned
Other policies attempted to ‘breed-out’ Indigenous Australians by pairing an Indiginous individual with a white partner. These ‘half-castes’ where again viewed as inferior and often removed from government reserves and discouraged from interacting with Indigenous people, including their parents, in an attempt to remove the Indigenous culture from the general populace. These policies have created an enormous effect on the Indiginous experience of health. It has led to the loss of culture and identity to an entire generation of Indigenous people and therefore a severe lack of understanding of health amongst those affected. Further, many Indiginous Australians today still have deep seeded mistrust of Western medicine because of these historical factors.
They often involved the outlawing of traditional social systems, values and spiritual beliefs. Whether these policies were misguided humanitarianism or malicious attempts to wipe out the Indian way of life, the effects of these policies were devastating. The undermining of beliefs and ceremonies meant that Aboriginal people could not practice many of the healing methods that had been so important to their well-being. Being Indian was often times illegal, frowned upon, but worst of all, something to be ashamed of. Being part of mainstream Canadian society was something to aspire to.
Death was rampant at this time. Diseases such as smallpox, measles, malaria, influenza, and yellow fever were transferred from the old wold to The Europeans had been exposed to these sicknesses before and had different cures and ways of fighting it. But when the Indians caught wind of these illnesses they were devastated by the effects. There tribes were very susceptible, through the air and through touch. They were a more isolated human, so when the Europeans came and took over there immune systems were not at all prepared to face and fight back al;l the diseases that came there way.
Many of the Native Americans suffered from disease, starvation and death because of the forced relocation to the west. A change in climate and environment did not assist with the relocation of this society that had first existed on the American soil. This tragic incident is most remembered as the “The Trail of Tears”. Furthermore, the lack of compensation, by the government, to the Native Americans destroyed, the already diminishing, numbers of their eastern tribes. Many Americans opposed the removal of the Native Americans and argued that they too had been civilized and should be allowed to remain on the homelands, specifically Davey Crocket.
Wills past pushes his desire to own his own land as he does not want to go back to living as he did in London. The misunderstanding between two races also leads to conflict. Will, Smasher Sullivan and Sagity all struggle to understand the aboriginals way of life and as a result treat them with little respect. Smasher goes as far as keeping a young aboriginal women hostage as a sex slave. Will becomes fearful of the aboriginals and as a result
The Viking military strength, contrasted with the Saxon’s military weakness caused a serious problem for the West Saxons which became very apparent in the later years of this period. The West Saxons did not have a standing army instead they relied on the ‘fyrd’ for the defence of their Kingdom. This placed them in a very vulnerable position as the fyrd took a very long time to assemble and simply consisted of the village people who had very little experience in fighting, very often with no armour and poor weaponry. This caused serious problems to the Kingdom as if the fyrd were called out during particular times, such as the harvest The Fyrd also only had to serve for a set period of time of 40 days. This made it increasingly difficult as the harvest would suffer which would then cause a serious lack of food within the Kingdom itself, which in turn meant that the Fyrd would have very little supplies when called out and also affected all aspects of trade, and finances within the Kingdom.
Having no respect for others beliefs they simply would just push them off their land in the thought that they would find homes somewhere else and that they would be fine. The Naive Americans didn’t understand why the Europeans were pushing them off their sacred land and why they couldn’t have just found land somewhere else. Through all three of these groups family was very important. With Native Americans
According to Give Me Liberty, p.42,they would much rather starve than work. Many suffered from saltwater poisoning which led to infection, fevers and dysentery. As a result of these conditions, most of the early settlers died of disease and starvation. New arrivals often brought the numbers of people back up and the addition of women helped produce more population. The only thing wrong with that was nothing had changed.