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What was the Spanish attitude towards the natives?
The Spanish attitude toward the Indians was that they saw themselves as guardians of the Indians basic rights. The Spanish goal was for the peaceful submission of the Indians. The laws of Spain controlled the conduct of soldiers during wars, even when the tribes were hostile.
How did the French attitude toward Native American?
How did the French attitude toward Native Americans differ from that found in the Spanish colonies? The French treated the Native Americans with respect, learned their languages, and lived among them. The Spanish often enslaved or killed the Native Americans and took their wealth.
What is the difference between the French and Spanish attitudes toward Native Americans?
The major difference between the way that the Spanish and the French treated “their” Indians was based on the respective economic and societal needs of the two European nations. The French used the Indians as economic partners, but did not really try to integrate them that much into a colonial society.
What was the Spanish attitude to the Indians?
The Spanish attitude toward the Indians was that they saw themselves as guardians of the Indians basic rights.
How did the Spanish, French and British differ?
How did the Spanish, French, British, and Americans differ in their interactions with Native Americans between the 1500s and 1800s?
How did the French use Indian allies against the British?
The French also used Indian allies against British and American holdings in the New World. The British traded with Native Americans and used them to harass the French and eventually the Americans.
Why did the French come to North America?
French traders used rivers in order to claim the land of North America, though many French preferred to stay home rather than to come to the New World. The French missionaries converted the Native Americans to Catholicism but were willing to translate the Bible into their native languages.