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p. 614. Indians in the Westlocked

  • Theda Perdue
  •  and Michael D. Green


The Indians in the West, as well as those of the East, went through dramatic change following European invasion of America which brought as well as disease and conflict, new technologies, opportunities for trade, and new ways to obtain power. The indigenous peoples had to deal with these challenges. ‘Indians in the West’ describes how the Indians of Western America reacted to the European invasion and settlement, including the effect of the introduction of horses to America in terms of economy and transport. Smallpox, conflict, and trade were sources of demographic change for the Native Americans of the West.

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