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WOH 1013 1st paper - Clint Deskins One of the first things...

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Clint Deskins One of the first things a child learns when beginning his or her education involving history is, “In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” While Columbus is given credit for actually discovering the Americas it is believed that the Americas were actually discovered by prior explorers but none of them stayed or even stepped on land. Therefore, Columbus is given the credit because of his interaction with native people of the land, and he called these native people Indians because Columbus thought he had landed in East India but had in fact sailed west. However, his mistake has shaped history and changed the world. The discovering of the western world caused for new trade routes, new merchandise, and a new frontier to explore and settle, as well as conflict. Beginning in the late 1400s the Eastern world began to come in contact with the Western world in the Americas. When explorers arrived they were surprised when they found a strange new people upon their arrival to these new lands, and the natives of the land were equally surprised and astonished by these new people. As mentioned above thanks to Columbus new possibilities came about and relations started between the two cultures. The relations between the Native Americans and the Europeans in present day New England started out well but as time went on conflicts began to occur. In December of 1620 the Pilgrims sailing on the Mayflower landed at Plymouth. The Pilgrims had left their homeland due to radical religious beliefs, and wanted to escape somewhere to start new. Upon their arrival, the Pilgrims stumbled onto the desolate and abandoned village of Patuxet. The village had been struck by an epidemic years before from 1617 to 1619. The epidemic terminated ninety percent of the Wampanoag population throughout New England. When the Pilgrims arrived the
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Wampanoag would hide in the woods and watch them as to see if they were a threat or would pose any harm. When the Wampanoag saw that women and children were amongst the Pilgrims they knew the Pilgrims didn’t pose as a threat. This is because the Wampanoag believed that anyone posing as a threat did not bring women and children with them. In the first days of spring in 1621 the leader of the Wampanoag, Massasoit, sent a small group of Wampanoag into the Pilgrim settlement. However, Massasoit would not enter into the village himself until the Pilgrims himself until the Pilgrims sent a hostage. The Pilgrims sent Edward Winslow a young man of about twenty-five. When Massasoit entered the village a peace negotiation began between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag. The major premise of the treaty was for the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course HIS WOH 1023 taught by Professor Patrickwelsh during the Fall '10 term at FSU.

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