With a personal belief in Christian ideas Las Casas later began to feel guilt for his sin to the Indians and did his best to stop the slave system of future Indians. With Las Casas efforts to stop Indian enslavement the government gave him the title in 1515 "protector of the Indians" (Las Casas 36). Indian Enslavement did not completely cease although until 1542 when Native Americans had full protection by the courts with
The Mayans also believed in ancestor worship and communication performed by the Halach Uinic and Shaman during their hallucinations. Blood letting was also an activity practiced by the Mayans as a means of sacrifice to wards their God and as worship. Firstly it was drained fro captives in war and prisoners as Mayans and then nobles’ blood were more treasured. The Halach Uinic’s blood was treasures to the point where his letting was compared and considered equivalent to the birth of a new heir. Blood letting was also used as a means of hallucinating because with the loss of blood came a weakened state from which visions could be seen and also from the bunt blood of the king visions would appear in the smoke of things to come.
The nativist ideal was spread throughout many tribes because of Indian prophets sharing ways to rid the Anglo-Americans from their land. Prophets such as Neolin, Pontiac, Tecumseh, Tenskwatawa, and Osceola, all from different tribes, began to share their visions and rituals that would free them from the white man.
There were others who wished to flee religious persecution. Many of the original colonies failed as a result of death from disease, starvation or conflicts with the Native American Indians. For the Native Americans this influx of strangers proved to be a turning point. With the arrival of the colonists came new diseases which, in time, decimated large numbers of many tribes. The French colonies in the East brought a peaceful cooperation with the Indians.
|“It will always be just and in conformity with natural law that such people submit to the rule of more cultured and humane princes and nations.”|This quote attempts to give a logical stance to Sepulveda’s argument my incorporating the idea of natural law.| Indians subjugate and kill other innocent Indians. |“…their prodigious sacrifice of human victims, the extreme harm that they inflicted on innocent persons, their horrible banquets of human flesh…”|This quote gives a description of some of the practices that Indians took part in that most Europeans saw as barbaric.| Indians should be made to convert to Christianity by force.|“And if they refuse our rule, they may be compelled by force of arms to accept it. Such a war will be just according to natural law" |Once again, the use of “natural law” is used to give justification for taking acts against Natives. It is used in this instance to describe the reasoning possibly going to war against Indians for not converting to Christianity.| Las Casas Claim |Quote from Document 2 |How Does the Quote Relate to or Support the Claim? | Indians are rational human beings capable of learning.|“They are
‘Klan was added for the purpose of alliteration” (“Ku Klux Klan”). The infamous burning-cross icon became a symbol of the KKK in the 1920’s, which was one of many tactics used for intimidation. Perhaps the most distinguishing characteristic of Klan members were the white robes they wore along with cone shaped hats that covered their faces. These costumes accomplished their goal of making them look more outlandish and terrifying, and for the intimidation of their victims (Smith). The Klan was pretty selective in accepting members, contrary to popular belief, only WASPs (White Anglo-Saxon Protestants) could become members.
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.
Tom Walker’s journey to the Indian fort signifies the easy path to eternal damnation due to pride. 3. The devil represents temptation: to make a pact with the daemon is to be condemned. Through the short story The Devil and Tom Walker, Washington Irving satirizes the new emerging American society of nineteenth century since this civilization begins to draw faraway from basic Puritan transgressions such as: greed, pride, and temptation. This story becomes an allegory of a situation that could happen to those who refuse to live fearful of God and Puritan religion using symbolism as a way to exemplify such allegory.
But which was more significant? In this essay I will explain the two events and give my opinion on which event was more significant. The first of the two events was the Black Death. The Black Death was a terrible plague that happened in the 1300s. The disease spread from nation to nation, killing millions of people and seriously affecting their lives especially Britain.
Western Civilization in the 1490’s There were many enormous changes during the 1490’s throughout the Western Civilizations. These changes can be seen as good and bad it just depends on the group of people being discussed. The Spaniard’s were some of the few people that benefitted from the drastic changes. Other people were not as lucky and lost almost everything they had. From Spain becoming a big European power to the addition of the Spanish Acquisition and Christopher Columbus discovering new land these changes had many affects ranging from good to disastrous.