The Role Of Native Americans In The Colonization Of North America

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The colonization of North America by France and Britain in the seventeenth century is the beginning of the relationship with Aboriginal peoples. At that time, most of the newcomers were dependent on Natives for food, clothing, transportation assistance, and especially fur trading. Although Aboriginals were central to the success of early immigrants, gradually they became the subject of internal colonization especially after the fur trade declined. In the Canadian history, these peoples have been always oppressed, and the government has had a limited interest in recognizing their rights. Even the primary reason for decade-old treaties was based on defining aboriginal’s title to the land for an easier marginalization, and therefore, building
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