Creation of the Whites (Yuchi)

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Creation of the Whites (Yuchi)      The “Creation of the Whites” is a story about the whites coming over and slowly starting to colonize what they called the new world.  This story shows the whites and the Native Americans being very peaceful towards each other.  The whites ask permission to the Native Americans for about everything they do in the new world.  Although the whites try to be respectful there are still signs that they consider their selves superior over the Native Americans.      In this story it shows the whites coming over the sea and starting to eventually start colonizing the new world.  They come over the first time and the Native Americans come up to see them but they leave on their, what the natives called house boat almost immediately.  The next time the whites came they tried to talk to the Native Americans but they could not understand each other.  The whites came back with more ships the next year and asked the Native Americans to come to shore and eventually did.  The whites decided to leave again shortly after they showed up.  Then the whites came back again three months later and asked the Native Americans for some earth to fill a box and the natives gave it to them.  The whites later came back and let the Native Americans know the ground is fertile.  The whites then asked for some land to live on and the Native Americans gave them permission.      The thing that amazes me most about this document set is how the Native Americans and whites get along so well.  In later times in history the Native Americans and whites rarely got along as well as they did in this story.  The whites seem to really respect the Native Americans for most of the story.  They ask permission just to come to shore and put dirt in a box.  Later on the whites also ask permission to use some of the Native American’s land.  The stories that we hear from later times are of the whites pushing the Native Americans off there land without getting permission.  The Native...