Interaction Between European American And Native American Cultures
4 pages in length. Given the proper circumstances, traditional Native American cultures could never have co-existed alongside European American cultures, inasmuch as neither one even remotely upheld the same attributes. The Native Americans lived their lives in accordance to a higher influence supported by their affinity with the land and its animals; theirs was a cultural existence built upon harmony and compassion. European colonists, by stark contrast, barreled through indigenous country with a 'slash and burn' mentality: To wipe clean any remnant of cultural presence that did not abide by their own myopic – and highly destructive – point of view. As such, there could never have been such a thing as 'proper circumstances' where the cultural rift between European colonists and Native Americans were concerned, illustrating how historical accounts of Puritan settlement were both accurate and inevitable. Bibliography lists 5 sources.