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Interactions between the Natives and the French and British The two documents The Jesuit Relations and Instructions for the Virginia Colony share commonalities in their approaches in enforcing Christianity on the Native people Both French and English believe in exposing and converting the natives to Christians in order to make it easier for the countries to take over the land The English announce to the natives in their document make yourselves all of one mind for the good of your country and your own and serve and fear God In other words if everyone had the same beliefs British and Natives they will create one strong mind with clear and consistent objectives capable of creating and maintaining a successful country Likewise the French also aimed to declare to the natives a true God To the English and the French the natives were seen as being spiritual the French noted that they believed when someone died they would become spirits and live in the minds as memories of those they left behind They believed that death is neither punishment or reward and made no distinction between good and evil In contrast within the Christian religion the souls of the dead that were good would live in or be taken care of by Jesus Christ The French noticed that the Natives treated evil equal as good and how rather than to punish someone they would teach them to be good The French were intrigued by this since in their own country at the time if someone were to commit a crime they would just chop off their heads It seemed in this document that the French saw some unique moral values within the Native community such as their ability to get along to exchange gifts to give without receiving however although liking it the French probably felt that it was not a strong way of living and that the nation couldnt grow while
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