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             "Is one of the fairest portions of the globe to remain in a state of nature, the haunt of a few wretched savages, when is seems destined to be the seat of civilization, of science and true religion?"(R. Nash, 2000) this is how Governor William Henry Harrison felt about Indians occupying the Northwest after his meeting with Tecumseh in Vincennes, Indiana in the summer of 1810. This also sums up the beliefs of most white colonists, that Indians are unintelligent and brutal savages. These savages they speak of kept very high moral standards for life and a high value for the earth. It will be these moral standards and values that will bring the Indians to their demise. .
             Indians and white settlers had a very different opinion of land and how to use the resources on the land. Whites saw land as a person's personnel property that they can utilize in any way they wish, and that could be bought and sold. The Indians on the other hand believed the land was the basis of a life that was created and given to them as a gift from the Great Spirit. The land was to be shared by everyone in the Indian race; therefore Indians didn't understand the concept of buying and selling land. When it came to treaty making Indians felt that signing a treaty meant they were just sharing the land with the new white settlers. This posed many problems for the Indians as well as causing more hostility between the whites and the Indians. For example the Treaty of Greenville in August 1795, in which the Indians gave up most of the northwest including the Shawnee territory, enraged Shawnee leader Tecumseh. He felt that one Indian couldn't sign a treaty giving away Indian land because the land belonged to the entire Indian race, and refused to give up his homeland. .
             Alcohol was another tool used by the white settlers to take the Indian's land. The Indians had never even tasted alcohol before and became very susceptible to it, many Indians turned into alcoholics.

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