An agreement with the Indians

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Michael Boger Two-page assignment 9/5/07 History 251, sect 9 An Agreement with the Indians When we reflect on American history, it is clear that the Colonists and the Indians were not fond of each other. Many battles were fought between the two, and many people were killed. But, on one occasion there was peace between the two sides. William Bradford, who wrote “ Of Plymouth Plantation, described an event that took place between the Native Americans and the new settlers, an event that shows respect can be given to all. In the story, a Native American comes up to the Plymouth settlers and starts to speak in broken English. He tells them of another Indian, named Squanto, who could speak even better English than himself, and after a few days, Squanto and their great Sachem also came to the settlement. Peace was made between the two sides and a set of rules were written to guide both parties, which would treat both Colonists and Native Americans equally. These laws include: neither he nor any of his should injure each other; if war broke out in one party, then the other
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