How did European trade goods affect Native Americans’ lives? Was the acquisition of
these trade goods worth Native Americans’ changing their lifestyles?
One way the
European trading goods affected the Native Americans’ lives was by trading fur. The trade of fur
was important and it played a big role in developing the United States. They killed the animals
for food and fur and traded their goods with the settled Europeans. The Native hunters traded
deer skin for to use for different things such as clothes. They also traded metal tool such as hoes
and knives. Another way it affected the Native American lives is that the traditional way of
hunting for their food supply became less important but focused more on trading animal skins.
The Native American became dependent on the European items for their everyday needs. When
they started to bring in new goods to trade it changed the Native American lives. The book states