Differences Between Europeans And Native Americans

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Since 1494 the Native Americans have been called savages and were treated unjustly by the Europeans. The Europeans assumed that they could go to America and take what they wanted, without caring whom was already living on the land. The Europeans also thought that they were superior over the Native Americans. The Europeans were much more advanced with their weapons compared to the Native Americans, and the Native Americans were frightened by the loud noises that the weapons created and the violence that followed it. Once America was invaded by the Europeans, the Native Americans lives were forever changed. The differences between the Native Americans and the Europeans is palpable. A key difference is their beliefs. It all roots back to each of their creation stories. The Europeans believe in the seven …show more content…
And at first they did question whether or not it was right to take over the land that was being used by savages. But then John Winthrop turned to his bible and looked in the book of Genesis and asked, “If God were not pleased with our inheriting these parts, why doth he still make roome for us by diminishing them as we increase?” (p. 59). So they took over the land and treated the Native Americans horribly. Metacom’s War broke out in 1675 and lasted until 1676. The Indians destroyed the English towns and killed 1,000 settlers, but 4,500 Native Americans died.
In conclusion, the Native Americans were treated with no respect and were labelled as “savages”. Thousands upon thousands of Native Americans were killed in the seventeenth century by the Europeans. The Native American’s and the Europeans were unable to live in peace because the Europeans only wanted one thing, money. And they would do anything to get it. The sources of conflict started when the Europeans assumed they could take over land that wasn’t there’s to begin with, and to treat other human beings with no respect or

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