Unformatted text preview: When the colonist found this marketable crop, it virtually ended the relationship that they had with the Native Americans. Enslaved Africans were also very important to the colonist. Most early slaves were brought from West Africa because it was close to the coast. The first place that the slaves stopped at on their way back to America was the West Indies. When they reached the West Indies, they helped grow sugar. After there were a vast amount of slaves, the people from the West Indies expanded and moved to South Carolina. The slaves helped the colonist adapt to South Carolina because they were already used to it. The climate was almost identical to that of West Africa. The Africans helped the people of South Carolina survive by becoming experts in growing rice and indigo. With all of the new Africans in the colonies, the white colonists were forced to adapt. This also helped unify white society....
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- Fall '08
- History, Native Americans in the United States