In addition, the States had socially influenced Canada greatly, in terms of culture. Canada did gain some political independence, hampered by the fact that Canada depended on the United States for much of its social and economic success. Canada’s prime minister, Mackenzie King, did not follow the regular rules set by Britain. Instead he refused to send Canadian troops with Britain to invade Turkey in 1922. (Cranny p.55) Normally, when Britain went to war, Canada would automatically be at war as well, but King took a big step in not following orders from the mother country.
In 1620, the first permanent English settlement came to New England in Massachusetts near Plymouth Rock. At first the colonist had no idea how to survive in such an unfamiliar environment, so the first year did not go that well. The next year, with the help of the Indians, they learned some simple survival skills and therefore were able to thrive. Even though the Indians helped the English Puritans, they still mistreated the Indians by pushing them off their land, trying to Christianize them, and killing them off with disease. The Native Americans became angered and after the Massachusetts Bay Colony was founded in 1630, they also began to commit bad acts.
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
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.
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.
When they won the French and Indian War, England had to make a few reforms. King George III declared the Proclamation of 1763, which forbid American colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains in an effort the stabilize relations with the Native Americans. However this angered many colonists who had land grants there and in turn, the Proclamation Line was ignored. This was the start of a series of disagreements between the two lands, as the American citizens began to gain a stronger taste for independence. Enlightenment writers such as John Locke, who patented the idea that it
The British had a modern culture with higher technology , trade goods, clothing, and more distinguished culture than the Indians. They also knew the importance of education and religion which is still instilled in us now. However, the french didn’t. Their wasn’t any public interest of justness for the Native Americans, they were just victims of the British and in the long run had to move to Canada heartbrokenly starting their lives all over again leaving in the past their memories. This doesn’t make me happy because I don’t agree with the British kind of behavior but I do understand that at the time their form of life was what America needed and because of that it helped create the New World.
The Nor’westers were worried that they could lose their fur supply and pemmican. In 1815 the Nor’westers tempted people to move to Upper Canada with offers of better land. The Earl of Selkirk quickly resettled the colony. Some tension between the nor’westers, with their allies the Metis, and the settlers led to violence. North West Company men and half-breeds now resorted to violence on a large scale, killing 22 in the massacre of Seven Oaks (June 19, 1816).
Many of the Huron were not satisfied with their new visitors and eventually turned against these missionaries. With the Jesuits setting up permanent missions in Huronia, the Huron people suffered from many diseases including an epidemic of measles. With the Jesuits mass influence, the Huron felt their culture had been weakened due to the introduction of alien spiritual elements. Without knowing this themselves, the missionaries may have inadvertently contributed to the destruction of Huronia. Father Francois Du Peron was one of the many missionaries who was involved in this plan, and was part of the missionary order located in the Huron Country during the sixteen-hundreds.
The way many imperialists spoke of it being "the white man's burden" to bring civility to the indigenous people around the world sickened Orwell. The issues that Orwell mentioned were hardly brought to light until the nineteen forties when many British colonies gained independence from the empire that had held them for decades or centuries. The story begins in Moulmein, which was a city in lower Burma, where Orwell was stationed. In the opening lines, he illustrates the general discontent that the native population felt towards him and the Europeans in general. He describes it as "petty" even though he felt the same general sentiment about the imperialist nations.