M2 - Written Assignment
243234 -American Ethnic History
September 28, 2014
Recount three historical events that illustrate the various relations between colonists and the Indians who were natives of the North American continent. What do these three events tell us about the various relations between colonist and Native Americans? The relationship between the colonist and Native Americans were not always negative. The violence and civil wars that took place could have easily been avoided is the colonist and Native American understood each others culture in my opinion. When the colonist first arrived the Native Americans and Europeans would trade things of value. The Native Americans knew how to make use of the land and survive off the animals, water, and growing of crops and, If the land wasn‘t up to living standards, then the Native Americans knew how to start fresh somewhere else. See, the colonist weren’t as crafty as the Native Americans and that was half the battle. Although the colonist traded goods with the Native Americans, they became greedy, invaded their space, and took over being that they had the resources to do so. According to the article “Fur Trade, it states, “The fur trade began in the 1500’s as an exchange between Indians and Europeans. The Indians traded furs for goods such as tools and weapons” (Old Prison Museum, 2014, p.1). I would say that, that’s a good example of showing relations between the colonist and Native Americans, the fur trade. The fur trade was on of the earliest and most important industries in North America. The Proclamation of 1763 was designed right after the British victory over the France in the French and Indian War. The French and Indian wars were a huge series of battles that lasted for about 75 years fighting for the possession over North Americas territory. Conrad Weiser was a great example of showing relations between the colonist and Native Americans. Conrad Weiser tried to create opportunity,...
References: Old Prison Museum. (2014). Fur Trade. Retrieved from
http://www.pcmaf.org/wordpress/about/local-information/fur-trade/Ushistory.org. (1999). Proclamation of 1763. Retrieved from
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