Native peoples of North and South America impressions of Europeans

What were interactions between Europeans and Native Americans like?

Initially, Europeans and Native Americans established friendly relations and exchanged products while sharing the same land. But by the early 1600’s, conflicts would erupt over land, resources, and cultural beliefs.

How did Native American and European views differ?


One major difference between Europeans and Native Americans. Was in their ideas about land ownership to Europeans land was owned by individuals. And passed down through families.

How did European colonization affected Native American tribes?

Overview. Colonization ruptured many ecosystems, bringing in new organisms while eliminating others. The Europeans brought many diseases with them that decimated Native American populations. Colonists and Native Americans alike looked to new plants as possible medicinal resources.