Native American and Puritan Land BeliefsPaper Rating: Word Count: 528 Approx Pages: 2
Puritan and Native American beliefs of land ownership were totally different. Each culture had its own beliefs of how the land would be of best use. The Native Americans believed that land couldn't be owned, any and everyone could use it. Puritans, however, believed that the Natives had no use for the land other than to hunt on. The Puritan's also thought that the land was only of value when they improved it.
Native Americans never declared the land as a certain person's, they shared it and believed that it could not be owned because it was God's land that he was letting them use. They all shared the land equally and farmed and hunted where ever they thought was best and no one could tell them to leave because it was God's land and he allowed e... Continue Reading