Compare And Contrast The Mayan And Cherokee Colonialism

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The Maya and Cherokee colonialism is the “policy or practice of acquiring full, or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically.” Both the Maya and Cherokee indigenous people had similar colonial experience involving different wars, and disease of their lands. The Maya colonial period was from 1520’s-1821. The civilization occupied a wide territory that included southeastern Mexico and northern Central America, and all of the territory now incorporated into the modern countries of Guatemala and Belize, as well as the western portions of Honduras and El Salvador. Most of these Indigenous people live in rural communities farming on small plots of land (Van Cott, 129). The conquest
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