Relationship Between Natives And Europeans

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Most Native American tribes were riddled with diseases, often wiping out the whole tribe, or mostly all except for a few. Those few left were often younger, and had to reinvent themselves and their tribe. Often, the survivors of several different groups would come together to form a different group. Disease wasn’t the only threat to the native people, as many were enslaved and often wouldn’t survive the harsh conditions. The enslavement, the transport of illnesses, and natives refusing to give up their land took a toll on the relationship between the Natives and Europeans. One example, and the beginning, of the hostile relationship is in 1637, when English settlers and their native allies set the Pequot tribe’s huts ablaze, and shot the survivors.
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