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American Literature As Portrayed By Cotton Mather, John Smith, And Mary Rowlandson
The authors Cotton Mather, John Smith, and Mary Rowlandson had various opinions regarding the Indians. Cotton Mather was known to be a puritan, historian, as well as a preacher. He had an extremely close relationship with the Native Indians to the point whereby, he even mastered their language. He seemed to believe that the Indians were people who had noble intentions. Furthermore, he often criticized the Quakers as they had a negative attitude towards the Indians (Fagan, 2005.34). Also, Captain John Smith had a positive attitude towards the Indians from Powhatan. The paramount chief of the Powhatan Indians formed an alliance with Smith. It was for the purpose of ensuring that English colonies flourished. Unfortunately, Indians became hostile towards other English settlers after Smith left. Smith was quite open minded and often referred to the Indians as being civil. In fact, Smith treated the Indians and English as being .............
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