Unformatted text preview: thought they were in India. India was believed to have a lot of gold; Christopher Columbus wanted their gold. The Europeans search for wealth quickly turned into killing their former allies; They began using Native Americans as slaves. When the Europeans began expanding into new lands, they started invading into other tribe territories. It is believed that when Christopher Columbus came to America, there were about 250,000-1,000,000 Arawaks; Just after 50 years, there were only 500 left (Native par. 4). Work Cited "Native Americans in the United States." Wikipedia . 25 Mar. 2007. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_Americans_in_the_United_States>. Zinn, Howard. A People's History of the United States, 1492-Present . Perennial Classics, 2003....
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course HIST 22 taught by Professor Menzing during the Spring '08 term at Saddleback.
- Spring '08