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Kevin HouAPUSHMr. Kelly9/26/19Impact of European Contact on Indigenous People: A Moral QuestionThe impact that Europeans contact had on the indigenous population should be addressedas a question of morality due to decimation of the population of native Americans, forced unrewarded labor, forced superiority, and forced displacement. In part, because of the effect of Colonization and the pursuit of more land. Not to mention, the urge to transform native Americans into Christians and to worship the Europeans.When Europeans arrived to settle, they may have initially not known the diseases they were carrying would heavily impact the natives, and although that may be the case they didn’t come with peaceful intentions either. Not to mention, when Europeans did realize diseases were causing a wipeout on the native American population, they used it as a tactic during warfare. In the 18thcentury the idea of using diseases in the French and Indian War was brought up, raising a

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