How did the Age of Discovery affect Native peoples?


How did the Age of Discovery affect Native peoples?

Guns, Germs and Steel:

Prior to the arrival of Europeans in the Americas, there were thousands of flourishing Indigenous tribes and civilizations spread out across North, Central and South America. Ranging from the mighty Aztec to the isolated Inuit, the Indigenous peoples population was likely in the tens of millions.

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While Columbus was not the first European to reach North America-Vikings had landed in Newfoundland four hundred year before-his expedition was the...

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The Defeat of the Aztecs


Chapter 15 / Lesson 8

Learn about who conquered the Aztecs and when the Aztecs were conquered. Also, read about the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan and how it fell to Hernan Cortes.

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