Relationship Between Puritans And Indians

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Dating as far back as the 15th century, when Christopher Columbus accidently found the New World, there has been hostility between the Native Americans and in all words the “Foreigners”. But the conflict that was most important was between those of the Puritans and the “Indians”, Native Americans according to the reading in Puritans among the Indians. This time of tribulation laid between the 17th century and the 18th century, around the years of 1676-1724, but even dating farther back than those dates. The location for these events were in the surrounding areas of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, which is now the modern day north eastern states or New England. Today they are Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire,…show more content…
In turn, he created the Church of England. Many of the English believed that the Church wasn’t reformed enough. During the time of the European Reformation, they clamored to ideas that would purify the Church, as a result the Puritans. The Puritans began grew discontent with the death of Queen Elizabeth, and under King James I, Puritans were alienated, this caused many Puritans to seek other land. First in Ireland, then eventually the Puritans took their concepts and ideas to the New World. (All information in previous two paragraphs are from Alan Brinkley’s The Unfinished Nation) (Brinkley, 2008 p.…show more content…
There was generally friendly relations between the Native Americans and the Puritans. They quite often benefited from one another, in Brinkley’s (2008), “Indians taught whites how to grow vital food crops such as corn, beans, pumpkins, and potatoes. They taught them agricultural techniques. European farmers also benefited from extensive land Indians had already cleared (and either abandoned or sold)” (p. 40). Along with a great deal of trading among the two, which was very profitable for both sides. According to The Unfinished Nation, some white’s settlers were successful in educating the Natives in European religion and culture. Protestants Missionaries were even successful in converting some Natives to Christianity and a few became partially simulated into white society, according to the Unfinished Nation (Brinkley, 2008 p.

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