African and Native American Influence in America

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The African American slave influence in the beginnings of American culture and technology and Native Americans of the North American Continent were significant in creating America. By revealing the different ways this achieved, we can see the work and techniques that drove the new country and how this created by the political, as well as ideological ramifications of their labors. With all of these contributions to the new country of the United States, we see that the formation of the world power built on the principles that the early settlers created in their work. White Europeans who controlled the continent held many similar views. These outsiders included the Native Americans and the African Americans. Both inhabits were treated in comparable and in opposing ways by the Europeans in power. The most obvious way that the two groups were treated the same is that they were dealt with in a very ethnocentric way; whites assumed that they were superior to both groups. Both groups were not dealt with in the same way from the inception. Native Americans, who were living in the country long before the whites, were killed, stripped of their land, and cheated as to their future in the new world. According to All About history (2011), The Europeans soon pursued their intent to conquer this new continent with brutal attacks and invasion. The Native Americans soon realized that the invaders would arrive in overwhelming numbers, as many “as the stars in heaven.” Initially, the people of this land tried to co-exist with the Europeans. European explorers coming over from the Old World, in search of new beginnings, led to some of the greatest discoveries for all to enjoy. These same discoveries were also met with many challenges. Th... ... middle of paper ... ...onology on the History of Slavery and Racism, 1999, retrieved February 16th, 2011 from http://www.innercity.org/holt/slavechron.html 4. HISTORY, Slavery in American, 2011, retrieved February 17th 2011 from http://www.history.com/topics/slavery/page2 5. HEATHER A. ANGEL, Deaf History: Native American Sign Language, January 7th, 2011 retrieved January 11th, 2011 from http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6132236/deaf_history_native_american_sign_language.html 6. LIFE IN THE USA, The African-American Influence, 2010, retrieved February 17th, 2011 from http://www.lifeintheusa.com/culture/african.htm 7. NED EDDINS, Plains Indian Smallpox, 2003, retrieved January 9th, 2011 from http://www.thefurtrapper.com/indian_smallpox.htm 8. WIKIPEDIA, African American culture, 2011, retrieved February 16th, 2011 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_American_culture

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