Natives and euopean interaction in north

The European World Europeans came from an acquisitive capitalist culture that valued individual wealth and accomplishment. Note that 10, years earlier a mere instant in geologic time the continent had been much colder; indeed many of the forests Europeans encountered had been in the South onlyyears.

Natives and euopean interaction in north

They established a fur trade alliance with the Iroquois confederacy, the most powerful Native American empire in 17th-century North America. The Europeans often paid Indians to work for them.

The Dutch settled what would become New York State. Serious smallpox epidemics struck the southern interior in,andkilling thousands of Indians during every outbreak. Only when Indians went to war—either against each other or against one of the European powers—did deer and other get a prolonged respite from native hunters.

Native people often insisted that European traders engage in traditional practices such as preliminary gift-giving and smoking tobaccobut native rituals associated with hunting probably became less important as Indians engaged in market hunting.

native american and european interactions

Owning land was extremely important to the European settlers. Native farmers primarily women then planted corn, beans, and squash together in hills beneath the dead and dying trees.

Native american view of european settlers

The Introduction of Disease The introduction of new diseases to North America was perhaps the single greatest impact of European colonization and the Columbian Exchange. Without the tangle of food plants typical of Indian gardens, English fields were also more subject to erosion and attracted insect pests such as grasshoppers, tobacco flea beetles, and rice worms. Many of these tribes still exist -- Indian nations like the Seneca, the Mohawk, the Seminole and the Cherokee. As the English became established along Chesapeake Bay and in South Carolina, they seem to have brought malarial parasites with them. Many big changes happened to the first Americans soon after Europeans met them. We look at the early history of relations between European settlers in North America and the native groups that had lived there for thousands of years before their arrival. Whereas native people had hunted deer and other animals for meat, colonists relied on cattle and hogs raised on the open range in southern forests. The two groups were very friendly for several years.

Students may come to recognize how the later period of continued exploration, settlement, and interaction was influenced by these early encounters from the St. Although Native Americans did most of the work, tracking, trapping, and skinning the animals and transporting the pelts to French traders, they drove hard bargains for their furs.

Disease epidemics had similar effects on native populations in northern North America. Some students like Ulrich B.

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American Indians at European Contact