Why did the native american people convert to a foreign religion by tim it is no wonder that the native americans that met the first settlers had a hard time understanding their apparent lack.
This article is racist in the fact that it does not make the all important point that native americans were black and that the people we call black people are the people being spoken of in this article. How europeans change the native americans when europeans first explored western virginia in the late 1600s, they discovered few native americans however, their presence, their goods, and their customs had affected many indians these changes had shifted the native americans and the europeans in survival, resources, dominancy and rivalry.
[indian] relationships with the europeans one further notorious clash between native americans and settlers in the colonial period occurred on february 29, 1704, during a time when many tribes had sided with the french in the fight between french and english over the domination of northern new england. The settlers told the indians they must change and become christians the indians did not understand why they should change anything the european settlers failed to understand that the native american indians were extremely religious people with a strong belief in unseen powers the indians lived very close to nature. Solved: how did the arrival of the europeans affect the native americans - slader.
From the native american perspective, european control of an area generally means a dramatic change in their way of life, with free movement across hunting grounds curtailed or objected to, for instance, by europeans who had different conceptions of property and the uses of land.
Native peoples of america had no immunity to the diseases that european explorers and colonists brought with them diseases such as smallpox, influenza, measles, and even chicken pox proved deadly to american indians europeans were used to these diseases, but indian people had no resistance to them.
European settlement had overwhelmingly negative consequences for native americans though native american tribes did occasionally form positive relationships with european settlers, permanent european settlement in america eventually led to disease and displacement native americans had no immunity to european illnesses and their population was devastated by the (sometimes deliberate) introduction of diseases like smallpox. The native american death rate from disease (1/3-1/2 population) similar to that of european children (that 's why europeans had so many children) these diseases killed millions of native americans, terrorized survivors, and paralyzed normal social and political relations.