European Conquest into America

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If one looks at the encounters between Europeans and Native Americans during the fifteenth century and beyond, it is obvious to see a trend of invasion, conquest, slavery, and eventually death lurking about the historical documents describing that time. The expeditions into the New World by Europeans during the fifteenth century can’t be easily labeled as invasions. These conquests were more of a sort of cultural exchange than anything else. Especially on the part …

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…after burning their village, they took 250 people as prisoners, leaving many wounded or dead. But yet the Europeans suffered only one death. Again, the conquests on the Europeans into the Americas should not be considered a series of invasions, even though there were accounts of battle. They should be looked at as more of an expedition into the “New World”, as the Europeans would call it, to exchange cultural knowledge and Christianize it as well.