Clash of Cultures
Anthony Reyes, History/110
August 21, 2013
Clash of Cultures
Native Americans and Colonist had sophisticated differences with so many factors, adding West Africans to the new world would contribute to even more catastrophic events to the three cultural groups during the changeover, the a chronologic and historical event leads to what is known today as the “Clash of Cultures.”
Native Americans and Colonist at Jamestown
Jamestown, sits in the fort of Virginia where Colonist first set foot and settled to the new world. For thousands of years, Native Americans have constrained these lands with a diverse array of tribes and historical symbolism not understanding why the colonist needed to settle in Indian land. The colonist were known as puritans and brought in new religion that made the Indian surprised, with Christianity and a man named Jesus who lies on a wooden cross. to the Indians this was apprehensive. Jamestown was established by the Virginia Company in London that sent more than a hundred colonists to the new world. The Native Americans practice animistic rituals and shared dreams that one would carry to its clan and tribe, adding to the nature of spirits, rain, and earth. In Jamestown, the colonist had strived to make life easier for each other, but found that there neighboring Indians were not too friendly-when arriving to the fort. Colonist had a very tough survival process at the fort leading to illnesses, disease, salt water poisoning, and even betrayal. The worst recorded events noted for tolerance lead to “starving time,” which lead to colonist who needed to eliminate and survive by cannibalism. (Schultz, 2012, Ch. 2, p. 31) Colonist depended on Indians to supply them with food for the exchange of guns and firearms. At times both cultures made interactions with one another for peace. However Native Americans did not make life easy, Native Americans was unfavorable and made life complex for Jamestown by trying to...
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