EuropeaNS bELIEVE that their introducTION OF diseases were acts of God being done in their behalf. “Their enterprise failed, for it pleased God to effect these Indians with such a deadly sickness, that out of every 1000, over 950 of them had died, and many of them lay rotting above the ground for lack of burial.”-uNKNOWN
1600
Pocahontas is captured by Captain Samuel Argall in the first Anglo-Powhatan War. While captive, she learns to speak English, converts to Christianity and is given the name “Rebecca.”
1613
 A smallpox epidemic decimates the Native American population in New England.
1616
Angolans are captured by the Portuguese and forcibly brought to the colony of Jamestown to be indentured servants.
1619
 The Powhatan Confederacy nearly wipes out Jamestown colony.
1622
Massachusetts Bay Colony makes homosexuality a capital offense.
1641
In certain colonies, laws are passed that are designed to encourage the enslavement of Muslims specifically, along with other non-Christian, non-Anglo peoples..
1667
 A revolt of Pueblo Native Americans in New Mexico threatens Spanish rule over New Mexico.
1680
Every colony in the New world has Enslaved africans as indentured servants.
1690