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Racial Encounters in Colonial America

This resource reprints European engravings of Amerindians in colonial New Spain and New Portugal. Its goal is to explain how ideas about race contributed to European justifications of conquest and colonization.

This lesson addresses state teaching standards:
V. US HISTORY B. Three Worlds Converge, 1450 - 1763: The student will understand how European exploration and colonization resulted in cultural and ecological interactions among previously unconnected peoples.

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