In the chapter that discusses European exploration and settlement patterns, one

In the chapter that discusses European exploration and settlement patterns, one

In the chapter that discusses European exploration and settlement patterns, one of the themes that is presented is the repeated and systemic mistreatment of Native peoples. This is especially prominent in the Spanish and English colonization patterns. I would like us to unpack what the textbook says by discussing the following questions.
Where and when do we see violence being used by the Spanish and/or English against Native peoples? Be specific in your answers.
What was the purpose or goal of violence as used by the Spanish and/or English?
How did the Spanish and/or English incorporate violence into their overall strategy for the domination, control, and exploitation of native peoples?
How did the Spanish and/or English justify violence against Native peoples? What “arguments” did they use to legitimize the dispossession of Native peoples, the destruction of their culture and lives?
What was the impact of the threat of violence (both legal and extra-legal) on Native peoples?
Then finally we should discuss the cultural implications for the history of the US of it being founded on and by violence and oppression.
In what ways has the strategic use of violence and oppression of minority populations been part of US cultural and political history?
How is violence (both legal and extra-legal) still used today to establish and police the boundaries of freedom?
Where do we see the same strategic use of violence today to dominate, control, and/or exploit? Etc.
**** I uploaded pictures of the chapter he’s referring too. The book is called “A History of The United States” by John Mack.

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