A Comparative Analysis Of The Relationship Between Europeans And Native Americans

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Have you ever wondered about the relationship between two very diverse cultures that both wanted to claim the same land? By reading documents and taking detailed notes in class, I finally understood how culturally different the Native Americans were compared to the Anglo-Europeans. It was said that The Anglo-Europeans stumbled upon the Americas and discovered people that had already occupied the land. These people that the Europeans saw were called the Native Americans. At first, the Native Americans were skeptical about the Europeans; however they realized that these Europeans did not have the skills to survive in this land. Just as the Native Americans were beginning to trust the Europeans, the Europeans stole their
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“ (2) The Native Americans based their survival by hunting, fishing, and making a living on their own. Unfortunately, the weather would interfere with their daily routines to stay alive so starvation began, and now it was survival of the fittest. They were so desperate in need to fill their stomachs with something, that they had no other option but to start eating one another. With no proper shelter or food, many died from diseases and starvation. Despite the troubles they had, the Indians were content with the little they had. They considered themselves more happy and powerful than the Europeans because they worked for everything themselves. (DOC. 5) The fact that the Indians were so poor they didn 't have the essential but to become the slaves of the Europeans. When the Anglo-Europeans came to the Americas, their urge for violent actions towards Indian people rose. More specifically, for example, the Europeans would use their “fierce war dogs” to act as a weapon upon, mostly, Native American women. (DOC. 2) Their force into violence was a way to show whom the Europeans actually was. …show more content…
From my understanding, both societies engaged in cruel acts with so much hatred and brutality upon one another. The documents and, lectures in class gave me a much better and more interesting understanding of the relationships between the Native Americans and the Anglo-Europeans. With the background information on both tribes, it demonstrated that they are very similar in ways of violence by the amount of killings they were involved in. In my opinion, knowing that the Anglo-Europeans “claimed” everything they saw, but in reality the Native Americans were there first was demeaning towards the Native Americans because it is as if the Native Americans were not human. The Europeans should’ve left and tried to explore more land instead of having this whole controversy on who got to claim the land when the Native Americans were already there. These two different types of people were very interesting to me because of the violence they appeared to take part

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