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Relationship between the europeans and the aboriginal people in the 1500s?

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Answer #1 | 07/01 2014 00:45
Well, first of all, (this is very important): The Aboriginal people lived in Australia. The people you are pointing at are Native Americans or in common terms reffered to as Indians, a name falsley given to them by Columbus, the 'initial discoverer of America', who believed he had found Eastern Asia (although it's proven that Vikings also have been in Vinland (As they called America) as reffered to in the Vinlandsaga). So. When Columbus first set foot on American soil (America as in North - and South-America) he called the island San Salvador. There, he encountered several tribes belonging to the Taino and the Arawak. They turned out to be friendly and peaceful towards the Spanish. Columbus first kept this friendship, but as there turned out to be little gold or other things of worth on the island, he left after taking some Arawak hostage. He remarked that the indians, lacking iron weapons, were an easy enemy to conquer and rule. He then left for Cuba, and Hispaniola, but neither of the both contained richness to be gained. So, he lured the Taino into conflict and sent the captives to Spain to show that the Taino would make excellent slaves. Many died on the way back to Spain. This was the beginning of the Spanish conquest of the Americas. If you want to know more, visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Columbus#First_voyage http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taíno_people http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arawak_peoples

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