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Unformatted text preview: festivals, and bon fires. Every ritual connected the tribe to the earth. Also, Indian men tended to have more wives in order to reproduce (there was more women than men); whites practiced monogamy. Belief wise, the Indians and whites were very different. The Indians believed the creator was on earth with them and that everything served a purpose. For this reason, they believed in many deities. On the contrary, the whites believed in one God. It was difficult for the whites and Indians to assimilate because the whites were ethnocentric. They believed they were superior to the Indians and that the Indians were savage like. However, the Indians werent ready to give up their life as they knew it. When they felt the whites couldnt be their partners, they were ready to fight at whatever cost. This thought was heightened after the horse revolution (the industrial revolution in the west); it developed a war society....
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