Category Archives: New England

The Pequot War: Change in Politica, Economic and Social Relations

The Pequot War of 1636-1637 is historically important because it marked a significant decline in the Pequot nation’s political, economic and social dominance in southern New England.  In addition, this war was one of the first in southern New England … Continue reading

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New England: A Place of Conversion, Cultural Control and Colonialism

New England: A Place of Conversion, Cultural Control and Colonialism The Natives of New England had lived for thousands of years undisturbed and uncontrolled, but at the beginning of the seventeenth century, this changed with the arrival of the Europeans. … Continue reading

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Constructive aspects of Specific Aboriginal voyages to England

           Pocahontas, Samson Occom and The Four Kings were Native Americans that travelled across the Atlantic in hopes of improving their land through European powers.  The Aboriginals were in a position of power and used European powers against one another … Continue reading

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The Study of Abenaki Gender Relations and Ecological New England

       Gender relations among the Aboriginals especially among the Abenaki tribe, is an area less well known to historians. When European settlers and Jesuits came to New England, they brought with them differing ideologies.  European ideologies of the land and … Continue reading

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The Narragansett Indians

The study of New England has provided a detailed view of the interactions between the Europeans and Native tribes. A group of European settlers who impacted Native communities were the English Puritans. The Puritans were a religious group who left … Continue reading

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European Hegemony: a progressive disease that promoted discrimination towards Natives

             Racism towards Natives is a concept of which was constructed by Europeans. European hegemony plays an important role in creating this discrimination on the basis of ethnic background. The concept of hegemony helps explain how Europeans were able to … Continue reading

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A North Eastern Mission Comparison

               In the early colonial period of North America several religious organizations or divisions, based in Europe, came to the new world in search of religious freedom and a new crop of religious converts. Of the many religions that … Continue reading

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