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  • Native American Struggles

    The Struggle for North America The seizing of North America by the Europeans is done largely without weapons. Of course weapons and warfare play a large part, but the Europeans don’t sail over and begin conquering their New World. European exploration began with the desire for trade and to spread religion. Finding the Indians offered them the chance to do both. These people had never seen anything like the Europeans and were mostly receptive to new goods to trade, and were willing to listen to new religious ideas. No one was prepared for the Old diseases that the Europeans brought with them. Disease swept across the continent in the years of European settlement, paving the way for the European dream of controlling the New World. The Indian people had no way to defend themselves from Old World disease. Traditional rituals and herbal remedies had no effect on the plagues that ravaged the land. A settler reported how “it pleased God to visite these Indeans with a great sickness, and such a mortalitie that of a 1000 above 900. And a halfe of them dyed.” These were not one-time events either; the Indians were plagued by recurring pandemics every 5 to 10 years, leaving no opportunity to recover from earlier losses. Though scholars disagree widely in their estimates, it is likely that, Indian population stood at somewhere between 5 million and 10 million in 1492; by 1800, the figure had fallen to around 600,000. In years when Indian peoples needed all their resources to deal with…

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  • The American Romantic Hero In The Last Of The Mohicans

    The American Romantic Hero is a literary archetype referring to a character that rejects established norms and conventions, and has been rejected by society. The 1992 movie, The Last of The Mohicans loosely follows the original book about the journey of Hawkeye and his family as they help Cora and Alice Munro and Colonel Duncan Heyward against Huron war chief, Magua during the French and Indian war. During the movie Hawkeye displays many characteristics that make him an American romantic hero.…

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  • The War Between The British And The Indigenous People

    allies of Britain in the war. Some Indigenous peoples were not open to working with the British because of the past events that occurred. Some groups that have hard feelings against the British during the war are the groups in the southern Great Lake area. The hard feelings come after the British betrayed them at Fort Maimis in 1974, the groups in the great lakes region then had a truce that led to peace with them and the Americans, which allowed the relationship between the British and the…

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  • Essay On The Mohawk Tribe

    Lawrence Valley. Others tribes of the Iroquoian family lived in two areas in the present southern states, one in the eastern Carolinas, and the other partly in the western Carolinas, and parts of the States of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, and the Virginias. The Hurons or Wyandot tribe lived about Lake Simcoe and the St. Lawrence; the Tiononates, west of Lake Ontario and south of the Hurons and in New York; the Erie nation south of Lake Erie; the Canastogas (or Susquehannocks) and their…

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  • Essay On Wendat

    Wendat/Ouendat, also various names Wyandot or Wyandotte people of Ontario. They lived along rivers and lakes where they would be most likely find wildlife, fresh water and good soil for crops. Lake Simcoe, Georgian Bay, Lake Ontario and rivers such as Black Creek. The Wendat lived along Black Creek, located in North York. Black Creek flows south to the The Humber River in Toronto ON, Canada. The area is just North of Toronto in the Municipality of York Region. The area development is a…

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  • Native American Removal

    Having been influenced by his spiritual leader Neolin, he firmly believed that he could rally the neighboring Wyandot, Ojibwas, and Potawatamis to aid in expelling the white men from their homelands. Though he would die in his efforts, his confrontation and the Pennsylvanian’s response of the Paxton Boys would prompt Britain to declare the Proclamation of 1763. This clarified land ownership west of the Appalachian Mountains as belonging to the Natives. Though the law was established, it did…

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