By Tim McNeese
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When a chief “signed” a treaty, the English thought he was surrendering any right to that piece of property. Such chiefs believed they were simply agreeing to “share” the use of the land with the new white arrivals. Armed clashes with Native Americans came quickly after the arrival of the Pilgrims. In 1623, the Wampanoag chief Massasoit convinced the Pilgrims’ military leader, Miles Standish, to attack a neighboring enemy of the Wampanoags, the Massachusetts who lived north of Plymouth. When Standish did so, he returned with the head of the tribe’s sachem and placed it on a pike outside the settlement’s entrance.
5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. The founder of New France An Indian word meaning “where the river narrows” French colonists who came to New France to work as farmers on someone else’s land Wealthy French colonists who came to New France to own land worked by others French trapper type known for his hunting and trading in the forest regions of Canada French trapper type known for traveling further west out onto the Canadian Plains French coureur de bois who explored eastern Canada, and south to Chesapeake Bay Black-robed priests who converted Indians in Canada to Christianity French fur trader who accompanied French priest on 1672 voyage down Mississippi River Fort established by French explorer Sieur de La Salle Name of Henry Hudson’s ship that sailed to America in 1609-10 Dutch settlement established on Hudson river in site of modern-day Albany, New York A.
2. What was the typical settlement pattern that developed in New England? 3. What role did Roger Williams have in the establishment of this new colony of English settlers? While the Tidewater colonies came to rely on the headright system, which provided individuals 50 acres of land once they paid their ship passage and arrived in the New World, the New England model relied on people living in close proximity to one another and holding land communally. The pattern in New England was designed to encourage town settlement and growth.
American Colonies by Tim McNeese