An analysis of the enigma by john fowles

The country simply would not support that many humans in a hunting culture. The Indians were satisfied with what they accepted; they had to be, for under the General Court all men, red or white, were treated with impartiality.

There is some evidence that Irish explorers may have visited New England also at about the same era. The only thing the Indian feared, and thus respected, was strength greater than he possessed. However true this may be, Winthrop does maintain its own spirit and integrity.

When the settlers came, reports Wood, there were "millions and millions. Possibly it was smallpox; probably it was a European disease which was communicated to the Indians by some fisherman or sailor. Rivers carved themselves new valleys and, along shore, the ocean pounded rock to sand and built great beaches.

So, the settlers were compelled to fight the Indians Indian fashion. There were many small animals in Winthrop at the beginning and these managed to survive longer than did the bigger creatures.

The Indian would labor long and hard when hunting or fishing. The New England savage was a brave and stalwart person who would rather fight than do most anything else. The reason is that Winthrop, and to a minor degree less, Chelsea and Revere, were still farming communities -- actually one town.

There are few towns which are so thoroughly well built up as Winthrop is today -- just as there is no area of comparable charm so easily accessible to Boston. In coldest weather, robe was piled on robe. He must be a skilled warrior, of course, and have plenty of scalps to attest his prowess.

A war party attacked the ship and killed the crew with the exception of four men who were taken as wild animals might be captured.

Prologo y traduccion por J. The bringing of the Gospel to the Indians was as earnestly projected as were the missionary labors of the Catholic Church in Spanish dominions to the south.

For many years, these have remained: This was the tool, these vast masses of swiftly rushing water, which carved New England into what is, more or less, its present face.

The European culture was basically agricultural; a few acres would support a person. Primarily it consists of taking birds alive by means of nets, snares and various devices such as bird-lime -- which last consisted of smearing the branches where birds roosted in numbers at night with a sticky paste which held them fast until morning when the fowler picked them off like fruit from a laden apple bough.

I saw great store of whales and grampusses and such abundance of mackerels that it would astonish one to behold, likewise codfish in abundance on the coast, and in their season are plentifully taken.

Any Indian trying to escape was shot down and so the entire village was wiped out, men, women, children and dogs. It is these Plains Indians, such as the Sioux, proud, fierce, eagle-nosed, and very accomplished fighters, that set the standard of the popular idea of the Indian.

Undoubtedly, the squaws were not kind.The History of Winthrop Massachusetts by William H. Clark. Winthrop Centennial Committee Winthrop, Massachusetts Note: THE author desires to express appreciation for the kindness of many people who have cooperated in preparing this history. This webpage is for Dr.

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