Native American Traditions And Encounters Chapter 1 Analysis

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Throughout these four chapters many things stood out to me. I found it interesting that Native Americans were welcoming of the new comers to their land, but for their European counterparts they did not welcome them into their new home in the New World. In history the white man has always had more power over the people who were not the same color. It has stayed a constant theme within history, when white men arrive to a certain location they either take everything and go or take everything and stay. In the case of the Native Americans, the white man came to their land and not only stayed, but also took away their land then made it their land. One of the main reasons why the Europeans were so interested in the conquest of the new world was for …show more content…
It feels like the Native Americans were welcoming of the Europeans even though they were weary of the Europeans. The Native Americans welcomed them into their rituals and tried to help them assimilate to a certain extent. The feast of the dead was so that not only were they bringing to tribes together that once were rivals, but they also welcomed the Europeans into their customs. Furthermore, the Europeans I feel only tolerated the “savages” because they needed them to reap more profit in regards with inland trade and …show more content…
Throughout the first four chapters in the book the relationship between the Europeans and the Native Americans was a shallow one in certain aspects. The Natives were used as pawns for inland trading, fur, skins and other various goods. In conclusion, I found the relationship of people of the New World and the Old world interesting. As one group was trying to assimilate with the other group and one group was trying to assimilate to their way of life and getting rid of anyone who did not match their description of “civilized”. The mistreatment of the Native Americans by Anglo Europeans was common throughout

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