The whit e men (americans) treated the native americans horribly they took over the native americans land and left the native people with nothing. European settlement resulted in the displacement of native tribes, the wholesale destruction of cultures and the implementation of genocidal policies that decimated native american tribes. Basically, native americans viewed land as something that was to be used communally by all the members of a tribe there was no idea among the indians that land was something to be divided up.
The native american tribes often struggled against each other as much as against the whites both europeans and native americans took advantage of shifting alliances within and between factions to expand territory, gain prestige, and settle grudges. When the europeans began their settlement of the new world, it was both complicated and aided by its indigenous inhabitants the native people alternately became allies and enemies of the newly arrived settlers from europe these two totally dissimilar cultures were hurtling toward each other in a. European americans viewed this as the trait of a more developed culture, but perhaps the native american position against progress for its own sake was more on the mark, evidenced by the general level of harmony maintained on the continent prior to european settlement. The other factors were passive ones, involving the lack of native american immune system defense against the spread of epidemics of diseases carried to the new world by europeans in the form of measles, smallpox, and influenza (balter.
The european settlers failed to understand that the native american indians were extremely religious people with a strong belief in unseen powers the indians lived very close to nature they believed that all things in the universe depend on each other. Each culture borrowed clothing styles and architectural techniques from the other, but contact introduced other profound cultural changes as well the most profound change in native life was that the indians no longer worked only for purposes of subsistence. Native americans had enslaved each other for millennia, but with the arrival of europeans, practices of captivity originally embedded in specific cultural contexts became commodified, expanded in. Guns, empires and indians they almost always saw their own rise as predicated on the exploitation of other indigenous people native americans’ zealous adoption and use of guns against their neighbours dramatises that the problem of guns in america is centuries old while native people turned their guns on each other, colonial.
Despite these commonalities, however, each of the countries that attempted to colonize north america in the 16th and 17th centuries—spain, france, england, the netherlands, and sweden—had particular goals, methods, and geographic interests that played an important role in shaping native american history. The impact of european diseases on native americans overview contact between europeans and native americans led to a demographic disaster of unprecedented proportions many of the epidemic diseases that were well established in the old world were absent from the americas before the arrival of christopher columbus in 1492 the catastrophic epidemics that accompanied the european conquest of. As european settlements grew throughout the 1600s, european goods flooded native communities soon native people were using these items for the same purposes as the europeans for example, many native inhabitants abandoned their animal-skin clothing in favor of european textiles. Native american clashes with european settlers emergence of tribes by 1600, organized tribes such as the delaware and shawnee had moved into present-day west virginia.
The revolutionary war native americans in the united states are the indigenous peoples in north america within the boundaries of the present-day continental united states, parts of alaska, and the island state of hawaii. European americans and native americans view each other, 1700-1775 in british america, there was no greater sense of otherness than between europeans and native americans both indians and africans represented the other to white colonists, but the christians towards them “they will seldom injure a christian, except if. Stereotypes about indigenous peoples of north america are a particular kind of ethnic stereotypes found in north america and elsewhere indigenous people of the americas are commonly called native americans , alaska natives or first nations (in canada ) [1.
The french enjoyed much better relations with native americans than other european groups when they first came to american shores here are the reasons why the french and native american relations they enjoyed excellent relations with each other for those who have early american french ancestry,. Other events also led to serious problems between the native americans and the newcomers one problem was disease for example, some of the settlers carried the bacteria that caused smallpox. Meztizos were people of european and native descent showing how the two mixed how did trade and warfare with france affect the iroquois and other native american nations american history chapter 2 assessment 44 terms apush ch 2 44 terms apush ch 2 other sets by this creator.
Oh all the exchanges between the native americans and the europeans, disease had the most impact remember the germ theory and knowledge of the spread of disease was centuries in the future native americans had little immunity to any of these imported diseases. - the effects of colonization on the native americans native americans had inherited the land now called america and eventually their lives were destroyed due to european colonization when the europeans arrived and settled, they changed the native american way of life for the worst. The cultural differences between native americans and european americans caused frequent clashes that often led to destruction of land and people these differences include religious practices and ruling practices, among others unfortunately, these cultural differences resulted in blood shed during. European exploration 1400 – 1500 (adapted from discovery education) constant conflict with each other as they struggled to increase their power and wealth diseases that native americans had never encountered before one such disease was smallpox, a highly contagious disease that had.