CULTURAL CHANGE OF NATIVE AMERICANS BY COLONIZERS
Culture is often as a result of evolution of undertakings. The American continent has emerged with a cultural setting of both the Europeans and the Native American (Calloway, 1994, p. 54). The long interaction between the colonial power and the Native American people led to a culture merger and consequently evolution. There are still some aspects of the initial European culture that are present in the current lives of American people. Perhaps the biggest and most influential cultural aspect derived from the European colonizers culture is religion.
Native Americans who were mostly American Indians by origin did not practice the current wave of religion seen in the United States. There was an array of religions endorsed by these natives. However, the European colonizers introduced Christianity as the main religion in the country. Although Christianity has also evolved to suit a diverse network of religions, the main part of the culture was introduced by the European colonizers. Christianity is also the largest religion in the country.
European colonizers influenced the Native American economy in a big way. Referring to the agricultural sector which was one of the largest economic activities, the colonizers introduced new modes of conduction that are being used currently. The current undertakings in the agriculture sector can be attributed to the interaction between the European colonizers and the Native Americans.
There are other numerous cultural aspects that are presently being practiced by Americans. The development of the new cultures has slowly been adopted over many years. Tracking the evolutionary process reveals that there are cultural alterations that have stealthily been integrated into the modern societal undertakings.
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Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s.