Native American from the Colonial American Era
Native American from the Colonial American Era

Native American from the Colonial American Era

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Originally, the white colonists perceived the Native Americans to be friendly and of help to them. This made them to welcome the natives on their land, and the colonists end up engaging themselves in trade with the natives out of good willfootnoteRef:1. They anticipated to change the tribe’s people to become enlightened Christians through the contacts that they were going to make on daily basis. The attempts that were being made by the colonists was begrudged and repelled by the Native AmericansfootnoteRef:2. Their repudiation to follow the European culture infuriated the colonists and hostility was witnessed between the two groups during this time. As a result of their confrontation to vehemence with the Native Americans, there was a shift of English attitudes towards other racesfootnoteRef:3.

The colonists denunciate their fiasco to integrate the Native Americans into their culture on racial variances and instigated to comrade all people of color with undesirable characteristics. The tribes that will be used in the essay are French and England which were involved in trade and agriculture respectively. 1: Grande, Sandy. Red pedagogy: Native American social and political thought. Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. 2: Elkins, Stanley M. Slavery: A problem in American institutional and intellectual life. University of Chicago Press, 2013. 3: Kazin, Alfred. On native grounds: an interpretation of modern American prose literature. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

Both English and French came to the “New World” with the aim of enriching their mother countries. Despite that, they had had some differences that existedfootnoteRef:4. The differences between them are the problems that they

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were trying to solve by colonization and their perception of the native peoplefootnoteRef:5. The main concern of the English was the placement of its excess population. They also wanted to protect the movement of raw materials back to the homeland. They also anticipated the colonists to reinforce the economy of England with demand for, manufactured goods. The colonists were required to come up with permanent agricultural settlements that were going to help them achieve this objective. This lead to a creation of conflict between the English and the natives. The conflict was due to the fact that the land that they were colonizing was already occupiedfootnoteRef:6.

The English also had it in their mind that the natives were inferior and primitive and they thought that this was going to make them their slaves or even eliminate them. 4: Elkins, Stanley M. Slavery: A problem in American institutional and intellectual life. University of Chicago Press, 2013. 5: Grande, Sandy. Red pedagogy: Native American social and political thought. Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. 6: Kazin, Alfred. On native grounds: an interpretation of modern American prose literature. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

On the other hand, the French were mainly concerned with put the trade routes into control. Their driving forces were the fleeces. During this period, the French and the natives mutually benefitted from each otherfootnoteRef:7. The main reason as to why French came to America was because they wanted to trade fur which the natives were already trading. They then opted to be partners in this business with the natives rather than being their competitors over the living spacefootnoteRef:8. The French accredite

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that the natives had better knowledge in some areas of the trade than them. They thus treated the natives as equal partners in the business and this helped them reinforce their business. 7: Grande, Sandy. Red pedagogy: Native American social and political thought. Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. 8: Elkins, Stanley M. Slavery: A problem in American institutional and intellectual life. University of Chicago Press, 2013.

Both France and England needed to interact with the natives in attempt to solidify their economy. They all formed alliances with the natives but France formed an positive alliance whereby the two groups had mutual benefit and this was mainly attributed by the fact that France appreciated the natives. On the other hand, England formed a negative alliance with the natives as they wanted to eliminate them from their land and they despised them and they even perceived them to be primitive. This led to a conflict and even ruined their relationship.

References

  • Elkins, Stanley M. Slavery: A problem in American institutional and intellectual life. University of Chicago Press, 2013.
  • Grande, Sandy. Red pedagogy: Native American social and political thought. Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.
  • Kazin, Alfred. On native grounds: an interpretation of modern American prose literature. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
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