Throughout the history of the settlement of the New World

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Throughout the history of the settlement of the New World, barley a year could by without a violent conflict caused by the Europeans to arise. The key factors leading to these violent confrontations included the pursuit of wealth, exploitation of the Native American resources, efforts to convert Natives to Christianity, and territorial disputes. Oddly enough, not a single country managed to settle the New World without sparking huge amounts of violence. When it comes to relations with the Native Americans, the French are often thought of as the only ones who were able to maintain a peaceful and prosperous relationship with the Indians. France’s pursuit of wealth however led to many violent conflicts between Native tribes. One of France’s biggest industries in the New World was the fur trade. The skilled Native American trappers would trade they furs to European traders in return for metal knives, kettles, firearms, ect. Over time the natives grew dependent on European goods, leading to all out warfare between native tribes over
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