The colonization of the Americas reflected the European attitudes and practices towards conquered people. Excuses were made to justify exploitation, genocide, and theft of land. For instance, as we have read in chapter 2, the British used their invasion of Ireland as a “rehearsal” for their invasion of North America. In this case, the excuse was rooted in religious and political motivations. In North America, however, you have all these elements alongside race that strengthen the British and other European powers to justify the subjugation of Native peoples by viewing them as barbaric and sub-human. Nonetheless, each European power had distinct strategies in colonizing and dealing with the indigenous populations.
Do you think one approach was more acceptable than others? Which strategy do you think was the most brutal?
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