Native American's Relationship With The Colonists

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Throughout history there has been the misconception that early Europeans were the first to settle in North America, however Native Americans had inhabited the land for hundreds, even thousands of years, long before it was conquered and settled. When Christopher Columbus first discovered the ‘New World’ he also found that land had around two million inhabitants. He thought he had uncovered a new route to the East, so he mistakenly called these people ‘Indians’. Within the next hundred years, Europeans were trying to settle in the Americas. Native American's relationship with the Colonists was far different than how it is portrayed in modern day history lessons, having been a quarrelsome one, filled with dispute and distrust but nonetheless despite

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