My name is Ashkii and I am a scout of the Iroquois Confederacy. I’ve come to tell you of a strange people who have come to inhabit this land.
Those who have arrived and settled in the south appear to be underprepared for their journey. They lack the food necessary for sustained survival, let alone the brutal winters. This has allowed us to gain an advantage in trade as they are willing to barter many of their most precious goods to merely survive. Strangely they stripped the great trees from the land to build tall walls to trap themselves inside. Their large food animals have a destructive nature, and stench, about them, but provide much meat, milk, and cloth at the expense of raising such a burden.
The settlers who originally arrived and founded a fort known as Jamestown were as brutal as the those who came before them. With the arrival of a man known as John Smith, this changed, as he would come to forced the people of Jamestown to respect us natives by not stealing our possessions. Although this has come to change as they seek to claim more and more of our native lands for their expansion of their great gardens.
Those in the south seek to imitate the nobility of their origins, and have built large structures, they call manors, on land cleared of its natural state and adapted for their large gardens. They also wear strange clothes, with powdered masses of hair on top of their heads in the pursuit of their lofty ideals.
Those who have settled in the south seem to turn to the land for substance, adapting the native land to suit their needs. They use the power of large beasts to render the land into submission, creating chaos among the earth. They seek to grow rich from the holy tobacco and other plants, as they grow great gardens, plundering the land of its life.
The southerners often complain of a labor shortage to work these massive gardens. They lure the unsuspecting to work their fields with the promise of future fortune. This brought many different kinds of people from many lands to the colony. Those with darker skin seem to of been taken by force and meant to work the field for the length of their lives for their white skinned leaders.
With the arrival of a strange religious people in the north, a new settlement was founded and became known as New England. They claim to be escaping religious persecution in a far away land. Who would place such limits on ones own beliefs? Those who call themselves puritans speak of a godly society and enforce strict rules to follow.
These people bring women and children with them. They seek to establish lasting families, but their children’s faces seem so bleak and they bring few women. The northerners seem to rely more on the labor of their own born children, rather than children born from others. Putting their own family to work just to survive, are they crazy!
The northerners have taken to the seas, creating great harbors to house and build their massive ships. Not even the massive whales seem to prove safe from their hooks as they plunder the seas of all kinds of animals for both food and trade. They send much of their fish, furs, and lumber overseas to barter for those goods they are unable to produce locally. Trade overseas is prized among the northerners and they seem happy to see the land stripped bare of all the trees to be sold for a profit.
Those members of my brethren who have been identified as trouble makers within the northern colonies have been also been taken slave by the northerners. These brethren are then shipped off to a far away land to be sold for profit, never to return. Their own people suffered harsh persecution as well. Many have been unfairly tried and prosecuted, such as those in Massachusetts who were tried on the belief they participated in the perversion of the spirit through what they call witchcraft.
Those in the North have come to be concentrated on trade, religion, and education. They’ve spent many resources building large stone structures in which to learn and worship, which they call colleges and churches. They spend much of their days held up in these structures, away from the sun and trees, learning from the aggregated knowledge of their ancestors which came before them.