• While the Euro-centric narrative insists that Europeans "discovered" America, America was in fact full of relatively advanced Indian nations.
• The Indian people were devastated by all the diseases, like smallpox, Europeans brought over from the Old World.
• Many tribes were wiped out entirely, while others lost 50 percent or more of their population.
• Population loss from disease destabilized Indian people and Indians were also damaged by European trade.
• The Indians became dependent on manufactured goods, and thus dependent on Europeans; alcohol and the resulting alcoholism was also a devastating effect of the European influence.
• To Indians, land was not something that could be "owned," unlike the European way of thinking, and so land was traded away for supplies well below the value of the land.
• Culturally, Europeans further impacted the Indians through the missionary spread of Christianity, as well as political strong arm tactics.
• Under "client chiefs," Indian...
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