Calloway, Historian: The English missionaries demanded from Indian people much more than an expressed belief in their God. And what this means is that tribes in the interior who previously had very little access to wampum now are able to get it and they're also groups that have furs and other things to trade to the Europeans. Few set more stock in the promises of the American government and its constitution. Tecumseh: The Shawnees have heretofore been scattered about in parties, which we have found has been attended with bad consequences. He agreed to give the English the help they needed. You had all these rules that were alien in concept, and native people had to do everything in the English way; and everything Indian, of course, all the traditions that were sacred to your fathers and your father's father since time immemorial, you had to reject all of that in favor of following the English way.
So, every morning when you wake, you pray this prayer out loud. I urge you to lay down your arms Philip because the English are too strong for you. You are in the east. Richter, Historian: The population of the English colonies was growing dramatically, with an increasing demand to establish new towns, create farms and expand. And the arrival at Plymouth of product-laden ships from England was happy news to all.
So that he was dependent upon Tecumseh, and others like him, to literally feed his family. Narrator: There was cause for joy on both sides: the Pilgrims had friends to help them navigate the unfamiliar hardships of their new home; the Wampanoag had made themselves the first and favored ally of the new English colony. Robinson Pat McMahon Lesley Case Stitchers Synthia F. This is the last of a 5-part American Experience mini-series. When Wampanoag warriors began their rampage, Philip stood with them, convincing other aggrieved tribes in the area — including the Wampanoag's old rival, the Narragansett — to join their fight against New England: a fight the English would come to call King Philip's War. In little more than three weeks, the small but highly mobile force under his command completely unnerved the American army led by William Hull — forcing him to retreat back across the Detroit River to the American side — and effectively bringing the invasion of Canada to an end.
Odd-looking European explorers and fishermen occasionally came ashore, but they made scant effort to establish relations. Andrew Willis - Guitar The Hawthorne Quartet Ronan Lefkowitz - Violin Si-Jing Huang - Violin Mark Ludwig - Viola Sato Knudsen - Cello Transcription Johanna Kovitz Mulberry Studio, Inc. The Pilgrims were completely alone in a new world, separated by thousands of miles of ocean from friends and family. He fancied fine English lacework, and richly detailed wampum. Narrator: Philip was not eager to make a fight with the English; a war would shred his father's historic alliance. Directed by Dustinn Craig and Sarah Colt.
Let me choose my actions wisely for the well being of my People. Secondly, they're really, really sickly. The Wampanoag had sufficient numbers to defend their territory against their nearest rivals, the Narragansett. Massasoit was paying steep tribute to the Narragansett, but he knew his near neighbors had the numbers to overrun the remaining Wampanoag villages whenever they chose. And then at school they cut your hair and beat you if you spoke the language the creator gave when earth awoke.
There are observations of deer being less — bear being less, the receding of wild game. Narrator: He had been born in 1771, into a Cherokee Nation that stretched through the Southern Appalachians. This is the last of a 5-part American Experience mini-series. Colin Calloway, Historian: As Tenskwatawa watches the American army advance, he is faced with the question of what to do. Narrator: Betrayal forced Philip's hand. These Indians now come to be regarded as, at the very least, a potential fifth column — as people who cannot be trusted, as people who are liable to turn on you at any time.
Massasoit faced problems of his own. Nanumett: in Nipmuc No, this tastes good. Here is this story that's sad, that's sinister and finally is about cruelty and power. And I think today — what would have happened if he had succeeded in his plan? This is the third of a 5-part American Experience mini-series. He wants nothing more than to find a means of provoking a war that could lead to their extermination.
Before leaving Prophetstown, Tecumseh urged his younger brother to do everything he could to keep from being drawn into a fight with Harrison prematurely — then made one last stop at Vincennes to see Harrison himself before continuing south — hoping to convince him not initiate hostilities. When he finally stirred, the young prophet claimed to have met the Master of Life. To angry whites, Geronimo became the archfiend, perpetrator of unspeakable savage cruelties. Many Cherokee became Christian and adopted westernized education for their children. So in the spring of 1623, after hearing rumors of a planned attack by Massachusett Indians to the North, the Pilgrims — under their militia leader Miles Standish — made a deadly pre-emptive raid. Stephen Warren, Historian: One way one might think of Tecumseh is as a man who led a revolution of young men — young men who were tired of the accommodationist stance of their elders — young men who thought that the leadership structure of the Shawnee tribe needed to be reordered and reimagined, in order for the Shawnees and all native people to survive. The proper amount of assimilation is an individual decision that each person must make.
More and more Native People, for whatever reason, were choosing to move to praying towns. Suggested Response: The battle is to overcome the effects of the destruction of much of their culture, first by the pandemics, then by the genocide and ethnic cleansing perpetrated by the European settlers and the U. Tribe after tribe after tribe became involved in this. We don't know exactly what disease this was. David Edmunds, Historian: Well, Fallen Timbers is a disaster for tribal people.
The Indians were a very mobile force. . This program loaned Natives money to supplies to farm and grow crops. Calloway, Historian: This is a warning to other people, to other Indian people. And Harrison and Tenskwatawa agree to meet the next day, to discuss how they might reach some kind of compromise.