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If one looks at the encounters between Europeans andNative Americans during the fifteenth century and beyond itis obvious to see a trend of invasion conquest slaveryand eventually death lurking about the historical documentsdescribing that time The expeditions into the New World byEuropeans during the fifteenth century cant be easilylabeled as invasions These conquests were more of a sort ofcultural exchange than anything else Especially on the partof the Europeans who sought out to Christianize the worldSuch as stated by Christopher Columbus As I saw that theywere very friendly to us and perceived that they could bemuch more easily converted to our holy faith by gentle meansthan by force Another statement by Columbus supportsthis as well It appears to me that the people areingenious and would be good servants and I am of opinionthat they would very readily become Christians as theyappear to have no religion The Europeans perception of theAmericans were all relatively the same They described theirlife as being barbaric and their appearance to be nakedand have dark hair upon their heads which was coarse Thisshocked the Europeans since they came from a civilizedculture Not all encounters with the Americans went wellAccording to Amerigo Vespucci he encountered a group ofnatives on the shore which showed signs of war After a longbattle and after burning their village they took 250people as prisoners leaving many wounded or dead But yetthe Europeans suffered only one death Again the conquestson the Europeans into the Americas should not be considereda series of invasions even though there were accounts ofbattle They should be looked at as more of an expeditioninto the New World as the Europeans would call it toexchange cultural knowledge and Christianize it as well
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