The Native Americans, Explorers, and Puritans. Foundations and Encounters to 1800. European Settlers vs. American Indians Native Americans survived in North America long before Columbus “discovered” it. Native American Contribution. European Contribution.
Foundations and Encounters to 1800
Native American Contribution
The settlers relied on the Native Americans to teach them survival skills.
In return, the Native Americans received steel tools, fire arms, and textiles (manufactured cloth)
The settlers also shared smallpox, wiping out most of the Native American population.
Wanted to simplify the church
Humans are born with sin
Some people were automatically saved
Truths are found in the bible
Began in the 17th and 18th centuries
Relied on science, not the bible to find truth
Acknowledged God as the creator, but not present in peoples’ lives.