Native Americans How did the Europeans affected the Native Americans

The Native Americans are people who have suffered greatly by the hands of the Europeans.

On the pages you shall go right now, you will understand the Native Americans history...

In 1492, Christopher Columbus met the Native Americans on an island, where the Native Americans were living in.

Quote from Christopher Columbus

When Christopher Columbus came back from interacting with the Native Americans, he wrote, "They all go around naked as their mothers bore them; and also the women." Columbus also noted, "They could easily be commanded and made to work, to sow and to do whatever might be needed, to build towns and to be taught to wear clothes and adopt our ways," and, "they are the best people in the world and above all the gentlest."

Christopher Columbus landed in an island in the Bahamas, Dominica

May, 1513

Juan Ponce de Leon encountered Calusa Indians, and captured 4 Calusa warriors.

Juan Ponce de Leon
This is where Juan Ponce de Leon explored and found the Calusa Indians, in the Golf coast of Florida

July 8, 1524

Giovanni Da Verrazzano, was asked to explore the America coast from Florida to Terranova, and search for a sea route to the Pacific Ocean, by King Francis 1.

The quest led by Verrazzano

Quote by giovanni da verrazzano

"They exceeds us in size, and they are of a very fair complexion, some incline more to a white and others to a tawny color; their faces are sharp, and their hair long and black, upon the adorning of which they bestow great pains; their eyes are black and sharp, their expressions mild and pleasant, greatly resembling the antique.” Verrazzano also wrote, "are the most beautiful and have the most civil customs that we found in the voyage."


April 16, 1528

A Spanish soldier, named Panfilo de Narvaez, saw Native houses, and claimed the Indian land with the Spanish Royal Title.

Panfilo de Narvaez
Panfilo de Narvaez found the Indian Land in Tampa Bay, FL (Florida)


The Tiguex War; lead by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado against 12 pueblos of Tiwa Indians, and was the first European and Native American war in the American West.

Took place at Rio Grande River, New Mexico

November 15, 1598

Juan de Onate declared possession of the Hopi land, with the title of the Spanish Crown.

The present place.


the Powhatan war

The Powhatan Wars: A twelve year conflict, which left many natives and colonists dead.

  • fought between English settlers of the Virginia Colony, and Indians of the Powhatan Confederacy in the early seventeenth century
Where the Powhatan war began

May 26, 1637

The Pequot war


16,000 Cherokees were forced to walk or board on a boat for a 800 mile travel Indian Territories.

Which was soon called the Trail of Tears

The many routes Cherokees had to cross


Captain Richard Pratt convinced Native parents to let 60 boys and 24 girls to go to a boarding school in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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