Ethnic Groups and Discrimination

Ethnic Groups and Discrimination - Ethnic Groups and...

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Ethnic Groups and Discrimination It is believed that after the ice age, the Native Americans had traveled across the Bering Sound from Siberia into what we now call Alaska. It is estimated by the time the Europeans arrived there was about 10 to 90 million Native Americans. They had live here for many years before the white men came. From the time the Native Americans reached Alaska they migrated across the land southward towards Mexico and beyond. As they migrated all over the region they formed into different tribes and nations. They got the name “Indian” from Christopher Columbus who mistakenly thought he landed in the Indies. Native Americans of the east coast met the 16 th and 17 th century Europeans with enthusiasm. They were more than accommodating and hospitable. Without the help form the Indians, the first settlers would not have survived in a land they knew little about. As time went on, the Europeans lost all respect for the valued land and resources, started show greed and arrogance. The Europeans soon show their intent to conquer this new continent. There were very brutal attacks and invasions against the Native Americans. They soon realized that the invaders would come in mass number. They tried to co-exist with the invaders, but the problems just kept coming.
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