Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Massacre at Mystic: The Pequot Wars

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pequot_War#/media/File:Pequot_war.jpg
The Pequot Wars started with the death of one man and ended with making use of the word Pequot a crime. We often put the Puritans on a pedestal, due mainly to the pride many Americans have with being remotely descended from a passenger on the Mayflower as well as politicians constantly referring to them when they talk about our Judeo-Christian culture.

Essential Question: Is violence inevitable between indigenous peoples and colonists?

Engage:
Explore:
  •  Watch the video Massacre at Mystic 
  • Vocabulary: wampum, concessions, subjugated, diplomatic
Explain:
  •  What was the relationship between the Pequot and Puritans before the massacre? After?
  • What differences in ideas about land and property caused so much trouble?
  • Why did some Native Americans fight with the Puritans against the Pequots?
  • How much responsibility do you place on the Puritans actions leading to the massacre?
  • How did the massacre change the colonies going forward?
Evaluate:
  •  Class Discussion questions during the watching. 
 Extend:

  • Read p. 118 of Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewn
  • Read about the Pequot War

23 comments:

luke said...

yes it is but you have to be equal and traid and dont kill each other.

Unknown said...

No it is not possible for them to get along because the English have already killed the Indians.

Unknown said...

No its not possible because the Indians and the English could never be friends because the English killed all the Indians.

Unknown said...

No, it is not able for them to get along because of what the English did to the Indians and how they wiped them out and the Indians probably not forgive them.

Unknown said...

no, because they live differently.

Unknown said...

no because they have to be able to get along and be good people towards eachother .

Unknown said...

no because they fought and argued so much they couldn't.

Unknown said...

It is not avoidable because we all grew up with different cultures and people, humans react different to different situations

Unknown said...

Yes, because without the Indians we will not be able to have all these things we have now that were made by the Indians.

Unknown said...

no, because the Indigenous people got the land first before the colonist took over their land.

Unknown said...

no because they live differently.

Unknown said...

No i don't think they will because the English killed many Indians which would cause a rivalry between them.

Unknown said...

yes, because we are different now?

Unknown said...

no i don't think it is possible because many people can't or simply refuse to change, and in order for the indigenous people and colonists to get along they would have to change how they act around others.

Unknown said...

yes, it's not impossible for the Indians and the Americans to get along because the Americans killed the Indians during the night and then they sold the Indians for slaves.

Unknown said...

No because they should not be fighting over land they should talk it out

Unknown said...

yes it is possible because some Americans also help tequat tribe to remeber the ancestors

Unknown said...

no cus the English killed almost all the Indians and almost wiped out there hole tribe

Unknown said...

Yes it's possible for the Indian and Spanish they can work together to get food and things they need to survive

Unknown said...

yes they could get along if they don't fight with each other if they were good to each other they could get along

Unknown said...

yes it is possible that the Indianans and the English can get along because the English and Indianans faut together against the enemy's together

shanna said...

yes, it is possible for the natives and English people to get along because they may or maybe can learn each other tribe and get along by learning what they do and how to use each as in caring and taking good care of each other.

Unknown said...

yes because many people fight for what they want and what they own.