Eventually the Pueblos blamed the Spanish for their hardships and misfortunes because of the fact that the Spanish had, in a sense, outlawed their ancient rituals and ceremonies. The Pueblos began to practice their ancient rituals. This was met with great oppression from the Spanish. They hanged three Pueblo religious leaders and whipped many others. This eventually led to a synchronized revolt against Spain.
Europeans did not look at their religion this way. They focused on Christianity and the belief of their one and only God. They did not look upon the Indian spiritual religion as civilized and would convert the Indians to Christianity. The Europeans believed that if they followed Christianity they would go to heaven. The Indians did not have a belief in heaven or hell but the ones who followed Christianity worried whether their souls would only go to heaven where the Europeans were and not to their people.
However, the Jesuits only believed in one God, their own. Since the Natives did not believe in the God the Europeans did, this led the Europeans to believe that the Natives were infested with the presence of the devil. The French Priest believes when you die, you would either go to heaven or hell, depending on the way you lived your life and the choices you made. The Europeans wanted to convert the Natives to their religion and save them from the kind of people they are so they would go to heaven when they died. The Natives Americans believed there was only one place to go after death and that was the “land of the night”.
Many white Americans said that the Native Americans (plains Indians) were uncivilised savages because of the way they thought about their land, religion, morality, law, order and the Native Americans’ society was completely different to the white Americans. The plains Indians were very religious. They believed in the Great Spirit. They thought that the Great Spirit had created everything. The plains Indians didn’t really have a special religious day or building, their religious belief was basically nature.
The white settlers often found it difficult to understand the culture of the plains Indians because they had a rather large clash of cultures on things such as religion, warfare, land, government, exposure, education, polygamy and their ways of life. One of the reasons the white settlers found the Indians so hard to understand was the difference in religion, Indians believed the Great Spirit Waken Tanka created the world and ruled over it. They believed all things had spirits and that spirits could influence their lives. They also thought of the world as a great circle this was reflected in their everyday lives which is shown by the presence of circles on many articles of their clothing and on the designs of tipis. The white settlers saw the Indians’ belief in the spirits as superstitious and pagan nonsense as they believed in God and that God created the world and ruled over it so some saw the Indians as people who ‘needed saving’ this led to some of the white settlers trying to convert the Indians to Christianity which the Indians did not like.
APUSH, Period 5 13 November 2013 Consanguinity (DBQ #2) The relationships and interactions between the Native Americans and the English were very complex and delicate. Often times they started out very friendly but over time they changed to very hostile and aggressive relations. The English wanted land and resources and the Natives wanted their land back. When these two forces met with a conflict there was almost always death and bloodshed. Due to the excessive amount of conflicts, it was inevitable not to have battles, peace agreements, and to this day Native Americans are not pleased with Caucasian people.
America’s History is Wrong The author of the book introduction titled Indian/White Relations: A View from the Other Side of the “Frontier,” Alfonso Ortiz, makes the reader scrutinize and think about how historians have recorded and retold America’s early history. The history familiar to most Americans is biased because it is in accordance with white settlers’ viewpoint only. The Native Americans viewed the white settlement differently than we recorded. The Americas were no “frontier” for exploration. The land was the home of the natives; it was explored and well known.
They also offered to join as allies against neighboring tribes. But conflicts arose over land disputes and other disagreements, and the English ended up angering the Powhattans. The English now viewed this tribe, and other tribes around them as a mere obstacle in the way of their plans for settlement. War broke out and the Indians were eventually driven from their native lands and forced to move farther west. The English were now left to fend for themselves with no allies, just
This shows the mans inhumanity to man because it shows how inferior blacks; or natives; are to the whites. That simply because of their skin color and culture they are not superior to the whites which brings up the “civilization” and “enlightening” of the natives. “The shed was already a heap of embers glowing fiercely. A nigger was being beaten near by. They said he has caused the fire in some way; be that as it may, he was screeching most horribly.
George Washington, for example, is not known to have taken communion, and one bishop who knew him was confident he was not a believer. Jefferson's scissored-down New Testament is well known. In the realm of what Meacham calls "public religion" the founding fathers thus assiduously avoided any sectarian bias. They strongly protected the right of every citizen to freely exercise "private faith," or no faith at all, as each individual conscience saw fit. Such was the paradox between political liberty and religious faith: "Many, if not most, believed; but none