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    What made Native American peoples vulnerable to conquest by European adventurers?

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    The conquest of the American Indian is the same as with any other group of people who have an isolated society with little outside contact as well as a lack of technological progress. One can make philosophical and social arguments but the truth is simply the Native American Indians did not have the technology or experience to match the Europeans and as a result, they were displaced as were many of their contemporaries such as the Zulu, Mayans, Ashanti, Chinese, Aztecs, Hindis and numerous other aboriginal peoples. Consider this excerpt which accurately describes the situation and benefit of conquest "We do not live in the past, but the past in us." Conquest is a major Part of that past and a major shaper of the cultures of the world today. Wars of conquest have changed the language, the ...

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