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Europeans and Native Americans
     

Europeans and Native Americans

by Troy Johnson (Editor), Jim Corrigan
 

After Christopher Columbus and other European adventurers landed in the Americas during the 15th and 16th centuries, the lands they explored were often called the "New World." However, North, South, and Central America were new only to the people of Europe. Native Americans had lived on the land for millions of years. In some cases, the natives and Europeans were

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After Christopher Columbus and other European adventurers landed in the Americas during the 15th and 16th centuries, the lands they explored were often called the "New World." However, North, South, and Central America were new only to the people of Europe. Native Americans had lived on the land for millions of years. In some cases, the natives and Europeans were able to live in peace and even learned from each other. Most of the time, however, the European invaders brought with them disease and violence, which spelled the end of the Native Americans' way of life.

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Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
The coming of the Europeans to the New World had many consequences. Perhaps the direst of these consequences was the almost total destruction of the people and civilizations that existed in the Americas prior to the arrival of the European explorers. Confronted by Spanish Conquistadors, English musket-men, Dutch soldiers, and a host of newly introduced diseases, the Native Peoples of North, South, and Central America stood little chance of survival. In this offering of the illustrated “Native American Life” series, author Jim Corrigan takes his readers back to the days of exploration and shows how the arrival of white settlers impacted those Native tribes that had long established societies in the New World. Against men such as Cortez, Pizarro, Ponce de Leon, and the Jamestown and Plymouth colonists, the Native tribes stood little chance of either success or mercy. Over time, most of the Native People who were alive when the white men came died or were forced into servitude or flight. This sad story is well told in this insightful and well written historical work. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck; Ages 10 to 14.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590841242
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Native American Life Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.66(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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