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The most significant factor in the successful conquest of the Americasby Europeans is the cultural difference between Natives and Europeanswhich includes the conception of the ownership of land respect ofpeople and the practice of tolerance The Natives do not have a clear perception of land ownership Theyconsidered land as common properties The European concept of privateownership of lands is not rooted in Native culture Zinn 20 In themovie Natives called their land XXX before which meant I am physicallyand spiritually with my land Later when the Pilgrims took away theirlands Natives called their lands XXX which means they are onlyphysically on their lands movie Natives did not have a clear ideaof taking lands as their properties They would use the lands and beloyal to the lands but they never thought of it as part of theiridentity For them they had spiritual connections with the lands butthey did not technically owe the lands Lacking of the knowledge ofownership of lands will finally lead to Europeans conquest of lands In European cultures a humans real need is the need for land Zinn16 Europeans were ruthless land-hunger They not only sailed toforeign lands to trade but also had the desire to conquer the land The Pilgrims who were supposed to be the ally of Wampanoag eventuallyused power deception and massive killing to force Wampanoag to give uptheir lands When they saw Wampanoag suffering the first thing theythought about was to seek chance and take their lands How land hungerthey are Not only the Pilgrims were land hungry Columbus who arrivedat America later also demanded lands He held battles against theNatives and then taking their lands thinking it was Gods move Laterin the history the governor of Massachusetts made up an excuse to takeIndians land He claimed that the Indians only have a natural right totheir land but
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