Ownership of land was the biggest motivator in stripping the Native Americans of their homes. While the Native Americans did not claim the land as their own, they believed that it should be shared by everyone. However, the settlers did not see it that way, and because they saw the Native Americans as barbaric and uncivilized creatures, they saw it fit to force them to leave their homes, even if it meant death. This act shows that the settlers were desperate and craved to own land so much so that they were willing kill for it. Native Americans, too, were not just looked down upon but they were regarded as evil creatures, and that justified the actions of settlers against them even if it was murder.