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Master Summary Collision of Cultures Late in the fifteenth century a group of confused European men mistakenly met up with the natives of a mass unknown land soon to be called the New World while they were on their way to India with a desire for riches These men did not meet with the people that they expected to because of the new route that they chose It was literally a clash of cultures when the Europeans found a group of naked men and women that were sprawling about when their first boat came to shore The Indians themselves would not find it so acceptable that the Europeans were only made up of dressed men Obviously Christopher Columbus and his men did not anticipate that there would be such a great diversity in the types of people around the world Failing against European powers the Indians had no choice but to surrender to the ways of theirs in religious and health ways Christopher Columbus was on his voyage to India in a great search for riches and delights He thought at first that the people would be dressed in fine brocade encrusted with precious jewels but found that the men and women were almost naked The females were found only to wear a woven skirt and dabs of paint over parts of their bodies They were thought to be life-threatening demons at first but they were curious of the men coming within the new boats To the Indians the Europeans were also an eccentric type of people with strange materials on their bodies Having no women in the group the Indians first thought these men were exiled from their clan mothers From drifting for so long among the seas to find India the Indians thought that the Europeans were a group of uncleanly people However these two groups would treat eachother with great hospitality and generosity despite their differences in order to start their
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