psa1 - Lesson 1 Chapter 1 Did the European explorers and...

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-1 Lesson 1 Chapter 1 Did the European explorers and missionaries confront the Native Americans with an open mind? What kind of preconceptions did they have? The European explorers and missionaries seemed to confront the Native Americans with a mindset that they were somewhat on a pedestal above the Native Americans. The Natives were subservient to the European explorers and missionaries, thinking that the Europeans were from the heavens. From the report of Christopher Columbus it is inferred that he did not know what to expect from the Native Americans, and he had no idea of their shyness towards the Europeans such as himself. As the reports shifted with the time going from 1493 to 1542, the European explorers and missionaries began to place negative preconceptions on the Native Americans. The explorers and missionaries became savages to the Native Americans, showing no mercy on the rampage and carnage that was directed toward the Natives. This attitude from the Europeans, must have been
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This note was uploaded on 08/22/2008 for the course HIST 1301 taught by Professor Vanhouten during the Spring '08 term at Central Texas College.

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