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Genocide The Extermination of Native Americans By Don-Ray Native Americans as a race have suffered from the very beginning of contact with the European colonists Statistics largely support the case of genocide against the Natives In fact Native Americans once constituted 100 of the population in North America whereas today they represent two percent of the population The term genocide refers to the systematic killing of a whole national or ethnic group and the denial of the right of existence to entire human groups as homicide is the denial of the right to live Churchill 365 This paper will give evidence that genocide was committed against the Native Americans by the European colonists whether it was entirely premeditated or not This paper will also show that the United States government failed to sign on to the Genocide Convention for forty years This in itself makes a very apparent statement The decline in population of the Native Americans began in 1492 with the settling of the European colonists Initially the colonists had no intent on eliminating the Natives Instead they were amazed at their technological ingenuity marveling as well at their smooth functioning but complex machineries of government Stannard 103 At the beginning of the colonization process the colonists and the Natives for the most part kept to themselves In fact the early settlers praised the Natives for their peacefulness generosity trustworthiness and egalitarianism all of which were conspicuously absent from English social relations of the time Stannard 103 The two groups even exchanged items with one another The Natives would give the colonists beans pumpkins corn and many other vegetables while the colonists would give the Natives measles small pox and the flu Disease was not the only factor that transformed the Natives Pigs cows and horses began running wild and free across most of the Americas which had an affect on the ecosystem In the book The Columbian Exchange Alfred W Crosby
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