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European perceptions and treatment of Native Americans during the 16th and 17th centuries

Discuss European perceptions and treatment of Native Americans during the 16th and 17th centuries by addressing the following questions: 1. What negative impressions / assumptions…

Discuss European perceptions and treatment of Native Americans during the 16th and 17th centuries by addressing the following questions:
1. What negative impressions / assumptions did European explorers have about the indigenous people (Native Americans) they encountered?– Regarding their physical appearances, clothing– Their customs, beliefs, religious practices, rituals, language, nomenclature (naming), etc.2. What facts (*specific examples) were later found to be historically more accurate about Indian societies in relation to:– Family structure, especially the role of women?– Tribal structure / government? – Agriculture and trade?– Alliances (with Europeans as well as with other tribes)?3. What were the biological and social consequences of contact (i.e. The Columbian Exchange) between Europeans and Native Americans?– Diseases– Animals / Insects– Plants / Crops– Weapons / Culture(Must have 4 credible college sources)

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