The Difference Found at the Time When Europeans Arrived to the Americas

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The difference found at the time when Europeans arrived to the Americas were a big shock and in many areas were mostly found in the differences in health problems, religion, food, gender roles, agriculture, science, and trading and exchange of goods. The health problems related for natives were mostly affected by European diseases that eradicate entire tribes. One of the most popular disease brought was Smallpox which was lethal to many Native Americans. Other diseases or health problems were measles, scarlet fever, typhoid, typhus, influenza, whooping cough, tuberculosis, cholera, diphtheria, chicken pox, and venereal diseases.” Religion and cultural differences. In religion Native Americans and Europeans had the belief of a powerful being or beings were a mayor difference found. For Europeans, Christianity was their mayor religion which they were entitle to spread to the New World. For the Natives seeing a new god was nothing new. They saw this new God as just another God with different powers; Native were entitle to multiple Gods with different abilities or powers ranging from healing powers to the God of the sun or the rain. Europeans believed that Native Americans worship the devil because of the sacrifices and the great amount of skulls found in spiritual places. Which made Europeans thought that the Native American were soulless animals( Juan Gines De Sepulveda) but for others like Bartolome saw them as humans. They way Europeans and Native Americans settle matters were also a difference. While Europeans settle matters in the battle field by killing enemies. Natives would captured their enemy to either crucify or adopt them. The distinction in the way roles were played. European men would obey a superior in a manner of hierarchies while Natives Americans Chief was through persuasion and command - such as the wiser man of the tribe-.

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