Most Indian tribes were decimated by this factor, with some tribes wiped out completely and others sustaining 50% population losses or more.
In many Indian creation myths, the Earth is imagined to be created from the slime on the back of this being.
A missionary named John Heckewelder provides an account of the Dutch meeting Native Americans in this location and then plying them with alcohol.
This factor dealt a terrible blow to many Indian tribes, leading to further dependence on European goods and foolish land deals on the part of the Indians.
Many Indian peoples lived in these shelters and often considered them to be superior housing structures to the European brick houses.
Reverend Eleazar Wheelock founded the Moor's Indian Charity School in 1754, which in 1769 moved to Hanover, New Hampshire, to become this...
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