The early colonists expressed equal interest in both elements of dual sovereignty in their lives, the royal and the local governments. In describing Massachusetts as a hideous desolate wilderness, Governor Bradford was accurately depicting the reality of colonial America. The primary royal appointee of the colonies was the town council. The truth of the description of Massachusetts as a hideous and desolate wilderness cannot be verified by primary source materials of the time. More specifically, the colonists borrowed directly from the Indians medicine. The colonialists learned from the Indians religious values. The basic political unit of the community was the state and the county. The livestock on the New England farm consisted of animals native to the Americans. One of the basic differences between the farms in New England and the Chesapeake region was Livestock.