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Native American Trade
A look at native American trade.
# 139642 | 2,000 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Native-American Studies (General)


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This paper explores Native American tribes in the New World and how they conducted trade. According to the paper, there were hundreds of different tribes joined together in larger groupings, with their own political and social systems already in place when the first settlers arrived. Trade with the Indians developed into an important economic factor, especially as a survival mechanism in the earliest period, but thereafter both for certain goods the colonists needed and also as a factor in cementing relations and avoiding war, at least for a time.

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"The Native American tribes in the New World did not constitute a single population but were often treated as if they did because they were so alien to the European settlers and their set world view. There were hundreds of different tribes joined together in larger groupings, with their own political and social systems already in place when the first settlers arrived. The settlers often saw the Indian tribes as a threat, but they also saw them as potential trading partners. Trade with the Indians developed into an important economic factor, especially as a survival mechanism in the earliest period, but thereafter both for certain goods the colonists needed and also as a factor in cementing relations and..."

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Native American Trade (2008, December 01) Retrieved July 11, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/native-american-trade-139642/

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"Native American Trade" 01 December 2008. Web. 11 July. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/native-american-trade-139642/>

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