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1 EFFECTS OF EUROPEAN COLONIZATION ON NATIVE AMERICANS Name Course Date Effects of European Colonization on Native Americans The Native Americans in North America enjoyed a different life in terms of social, political, and economic dispensation before the Europeans' advent of colonization. First, the Native Americans were diverse tribes based on ethnicity and had relative coexistence dotted by peace and war in some instances. Their economic system varied from hunting and gathering, while some depended heavily on agriculture. 1 . However, the same depended on seasons. In terms of their religion, the Native people's religion was predicated on nature, while their political system had the matriarchy at the top. However, when the Europeans arrived, they were desirous to change the systems to matriarchy, implement agriculture, enslave them, engage in trade, and other things. Ultimately, the Europeans not only took away the lands of the Natives, but they also changed their religious systems, killed millions, altered the matriarchal system as well as their economic inclinations. In New England, the Europeans arrival led to the disenfranchisement of the Natives of their land. When the Europeans arrived, they were desirous of continuing their agricultural practices from their homeland. 2 . To do so, they needed land, and their perception of land compared with that of the Natives seemed parallel. While the Europeans viewed land as property and something worth commercializing, the Natives perceived land in sentimental terms. As such,

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