VOF - Thomas Morton, The Native Americans of New England (1637)
- Lonestar College
- Ap Us History
- AP US History 1301
- VOF - Thomas Morton, The Native Americans of New England (1637)
Last Modified: 2014-07-09
"described Indian life as well as the natural environment of the area"
- houses were made of poles from the woods; placed them in a circular from bending the tops to form an arch.
- They used leather to dress and to sleep (otters, beavers, deer, raccoons & bears).
- When visitors arrived: cover them with the leathers and set a wooden bowl with food.
- The Native Americans were very humble people.
- ice appear in a bowl in the summer time just by swimming across the river (back & forth)
- started an incantation and had a black cloud and thunder appear
- Thomas Morton believed to be because the Natives were in alliance with the devil.
- God made one man and one woman to live together have children; kill animals for food.
- posterity was full of evil that made God made and sent a storm and the bad people drowned and the good people stayed to increased the world.
- when the good people died the went to Kytan "(the supreme good spirit or God)" [the setting of the sun]
- no beggers in the Native American culture.
- no need for material things to live a happy life
- Humane: "guided by the light of nature"
- "people lead the more happy and freer life"
- "being void of care, which torments the minds of so many Christians"
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