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Unformatted text preview: economic prospers among the lands of the indigenous Indians. The natives provided hospitality as settlers struggled, however as more settlers arrived; the issue of resource competition led to the need of force removal of the Indians. Similar to the Irish, the English depicted the Indians as “cruel, barbarous and most treacherous… lacking Christianity and civilization” (Takaki, 33) Hostilities soon erupted, epidemics wiped out majority of population, battles such as Pequot and King Philip’s War killed off the remaining. The English based their inhuman actions on the idea of exceptionalism; god gave England the right to invade and take over because they are more fit and civilized to govern. Unlike the fairytale finish of “The Tempest” by Shakespeare there is no happy ending for the Native Americans who are driven to near extinction....
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- Spring '07
- The Tempest, Atlantic Ocean, Indigenous peoples of the Americas