Arrival of Native Americans and European5

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Arrival of Native Americans and Europeans COLONIAL-INDIAN RELATIONS By 1640 the British had solid colonies established along the New England coast and the  Chesapeake Bay. In between were the Dutch and the tiny Swedish community. To the  west were the original Americans, then called Indians. Sometimes friendly, sometimes hostile, the Eastern tribes were no longer strangers to  the Europeans. Although Native Americans benefited from access to new technology  and trade, the disease and thirst for land that the early settlers also brought posed a  serious challenge to their long-established way of life. At first, trade with the European settlers brought advantages: knives, axes, weapons,  cooking utensils, fishhooks, and a host of other goods. Those Indians who traded  initially had significant advantage over rivals who did not.  In response to European 
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Unformatted text preview: demand, tribes such as the Iroquois began to devote more attention to fur trapping during the 17th century. Furs and pelts provided tribes the means to purchase colonial goods until late into the 18th century. Early colonial-Native-American relations were an uneasy mix of cooperation and conflict. On the one hand, there were the exemplary relations that prevailed during the first half century of Pennsylvania's existence. On the other were a long series of setbacks, skirmishes, and wars, which almost invariably resulted in an Indian defeat and further loss of land. The first of the important Native-American uprisings occurred in Virginia in 1622, when some 347 whites were killed, including a number of missionaries who had just recently come to Jamestown....
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