Wumpum - Dee 1 Mark Dee Professor John Carr Shanahan United States History Pre Columbus to Civil War 13 September 2010 Religious Differences The

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Dee 1 Mark Dee Professor John Carr Shanahan United States History: Pre Columbus to Civil War 13 September 2010 Religious Differences The religious differences and mindsets between the Pequot Indians and the Englishmen in the New World set the stage and build up for a confrontation in which only one survived and prospered. Englishmen at first in New England, were set on the purification of the Church of England. They brought this style of thinking over to the New World and upon seeing the half- clothed Pequots whom worshiped the Earth around them, eventually decided to “purify” the Natives as well. Englishmen in the New World equated the forest with the devil, a land that needed to be “tamed”; the inhabitants that lived in the woods, the Pequots, quickly became the devil’s children. Englishmen failed to see any type of religion in the Pequots. To the English, the natives had no religion, and had no real meaning to their lives. The Pequot did not build churches like they did, nor did they worship the same God. Pequot men were viewed as lazy, letting the
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2012 for the course HIS 1043 taught by Professor Johncarrshanahon during the Fall '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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