Who was the Franciscan monk who worked for the rights of Native Americans?
The franciscan monk who worked for the rights of Native Americans was Junipero Serra. It was in 1769.
How did the French and the British colonies in Canada differ from the Spanish colonies in Mexico and South America?
The biggest differences is in how the three treated the Native Americans. The French treated Native Americans with more respect and many French lived with the natives. They traded with them and had good relationships. The British thought of the Native Americans as a problem from the start and felt that they should leave the land to the British. They did their best to kill them or drive them out of their native areas. The…
Should Native Americans be given greater credit for helping develop the theory behind the American system of government?
Almost all of the theory behind the American system of government was developed long before George Washington discussed it with Native Americans. The main Native American contribution was to show that such a government actually worked in practice for a secular government and not just for a religious one.
The establishment of the missions in California was traumatic for the native peoples. It brought about a forced change in their lifestyle, beliefs and culture. In addition, the Spanish unwittingly brought diseases for which the native peoples had not developed resistance, thus causing the death of a large percentage of the population. The Kowanga, Mapipinga, Okowvinjha, Pascegna, Quapa, Sawayyanga, Tacuenga and Tuyunga were the natives that worked with the San Fernando mission.
Thanksgiving is an annual tradition in celebration of the act of giving thanks in a manner of remembering how the Native Americans and the Pilgrims shared a meal after having worked together. That year the Native Americans had shown the Pilgrims how to survive off the land when they first arrived in Plymouth Rock, so it was a rather momentous and celebratory occasion for them.