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“Natives will be drawn from a stage of ‘savagery’ toward the bright light of Christianity” (Demos, 3).That’s what the English settlers attempted to do with the Native Americans. They wanted to spread the puritan gospel to everybody through all the colonies. However, the Native Americans who preferred to migrate to Canada were evangelized by the French who converted them to Catholicism. Therefore, the Native American had a blending between French and Indians religious believes “The French managed a protective relationship with surroundings tribes of Indians” (Demos, 15). The French and the Indians kept a good relationship based on convenience. The Native American Indians were useful to the French during the war with the English colonies because they knew the land pretty well and the Indians wanted to keep a good relationship with the French because they wanted to settle in their land. The kidnapping of English settlers by the French and the Indians was the start of a “forced” religious and cultural blending between the Puritans and the Catholics. The Puritans had really strong religious believes. They did not want to be evangelized by any other religion. During the journey of his kidnapping, Mr. Williams, a Puritan minister, struggles with the Jesuits as they pressure him to “turn” to Catholicism. “He refuses to enter to the mission Catholic Church” (Demos, 34). However, not all the
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