The Forced Removal of American Indians from the Northeast: A by David W. Miller

By David W. Miller

Among the payment of the Pilgrims in New England in 1620 and the 1850s, local Indians have been compelled to maneuver west of the Mississippi River. within the procedure they surrendered, regularly reluctantly, their claims to 412,000 sq. miles of land east of the Mississippi River and north of the Ohio River and the Mason-Dixon Line. hoping on the phrases of these concerned and pertinent records, this learn supplies perception into the options and attitudes of these challenging the move and the efforts of the Indians to stay. The alterations in governmental guidelines that happened as a result innovative warfare are famous as is the incremental weakening of the Indians because the avalanche of settlers moved west.

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Part of New Netherland was New Sweden, which the Dutch seized in 1655. ” In taking over New Netherland the British also acquired New Amsterdam, later New York City, then a town of 2,500 competing with Boston as a trading port. Except for six months in 1673–1674, when the Dutch retook possession of New Netherland, it became New York. Ownership went to the strong. 25 The English were fortunate to inherit the goodwill the Dutch had with the Five Nations. Although the Dutch had deplorable relations with Indians in the southerly parts of New Netherland, their relations with the Five Nations focused around Fort Orange were relatively smooth.

This settlement became Portsmouth. The group was led by William Coddington and were followers of Anne Hutchinson, a mother of 14 who was ordered to leave Massachusetts because of her beliefs. ” At this time “wampum,” which was “white and purple beads made from shells,” was used as currency by the Indians and the English. Manufacture of 21 22 The Forced Removal of American Indians from the Northeast wampum was a valuable activity of the Narragansetts. Built into a right of each individual to interpret the Bible, a Hutchinson tenet, are disagreements within a congregation.

The Nipmuc asked Massachusetts Bay for peace terms in early July, and on July 25, 180 Nipmuc surrendered at Boston. A discouraged Philip started back to his home at Mount Hope in Plymouth. He reached there, but on August 12 he and some followers were surprised, and Philip was killed. “His body was decapitated and quartered and his head ... ”27 His wife and a young son were sold into slavery. 28 June and July were months of revenge for the colonists. Many Narragansett were either killed in battle or massacred after surrender.

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