God had wanted them to get along with the Indians.  The marriage of Pocahontas (some artists interpretations are shown here), the daughter of the Chief Powhatan to John Rolfe, was providential.  Pocahontas converted to Christianity, learned English and dressed as other women did in England.  Today there are many descendants from their son Thomas. 


God was hoping this would be the pattern.  The Indians should have married with the whites and converted to Christianity and accepted the culture of the whites as Pocahontas did.

White man - Abel, Red Man - Cain

Also the white man should have taken some of the good that the Indians had to teach such as more respect for the earth.  Still, the white man was the Abel, and the Indians should have united even though the whites were not perfect.  This would have solved the racism and wars with the Indians.  But sadly Abel was incompetent, and Cain couldn't have the courage, patience and  intelligence to follow.

The whites at Jamestown were pathetic.  They couldn't understand even the simplest things in just how to survive, let alone build a loving   community.  God tried to help them by having the Indians teach them to grow corn, but the fallen nature of those at Jamestown was so deep that they could not see the truth.  In Jamestown 1544-1699 we read that the Indians "looked upon the strangers' intrusion with fear and distrust.  Nevertheless they were willing, at first, to teach the Englishmen how to plant beans and squashes, how to catch fish, and how to hunt wild turkey and deer.  They also introduced them to ... maize (corn).  The men from Britain failed to plant corn; they preferred to get it from the Indians either by trade or by force -- Captain John Smith proved himself adept at both methods." They had no work ethic.  Therefore they suffered much more than they had to.

"... the history of Jamestown from 1607 to 1699 is a somber chronicle, one unrelieved by either merriment or an attitude of warm humanity."


The descendants of Chief Powhatan and his tribe are still bitter after almost 400 years since the white man first came to America.  The Powhatan tribe has an internet web site at http://www.Powhatan.org.  They say that America does not know what really happened.  They are very unhappy that the Disney corporation made the animated movie Pocahontas without listening to them and instead made a movie filled with lies.  I'm not going to go into the details of what they see as correct, but I want to make a several points that are critical of them.  Even if they are correct on some issues, the Powhatan Indians are more wrong than right.

They write, "Our history has been characterized as a struggle to survive war, disease, prejudice, and cultural disintegration."  They are proud that they still can speak the Powhatan language.  They shouldn't be.  God wanted their language to die out.  God wanted them to unite and follow the white man in language, religion and dress.  They should have done as Pocahontas did.  She and John Rolfe were very in love with each other and the Indians should have fell in love with the white man and intermarried.  Then they should have accepted the European's culture, even though it was not perfect.

The Indian culture wasn't perfect either.  Powhatan had many wives.  There are different levels of religions and philosophies. Some are higher than others. Those who have a belief that is lower have the responsibility to convert. Those who have a higher understanding of truth have the responsibility to live by word and deed their truth.

God's champions stink

When God sends his champions then we should not do as Cain did and kill his brother.  It is easy for Cain to feel as he does because Abel is so out of it.