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As the English, French, and Spanish explorers came to North America, they brought tremendous changes to American Indian tribes. Diseases such as smallpox, influenza, measles, and even chicken pox proved deadly to American Indians. Europeans were used to these diseases, but Indian people had no resistance to them.

How did interactions between Europeans and natives impact Native Americans?

As the English, French, and Spanish explorers came to North America, they brought tremendous changes to American Indian tribes. Diseases such as smallpox, influenza, measles, and even chicken pox proved deadly to American Indians. Europeans were used to these diseases, but Indian people had no resistance to them.

What was the interaction relationship between the natives and the French?

Why did the French have a better relationship with the natives?

The French had a good relationship with the Native Americans because they treated them well, unlike the British or the Spanish.

Why did the French and Indian War change the relationship between the British and the colonists?

The French and Indian War altered the relationship between Britain and its American colonies because the war enabled Britain to be more “active” in colonial political and economic affairs by imposing regulations and levying taxes unfairly on the colonies, which caused the colonists to change their ideology from …

How did the missionaries treat the natives?

Natives perceived missionaries in one of four ways: they welcomed them, distrusted them, saw them as power spiritual actors, or perceived them as a line of defense against predatory Spanish settlers (Webber 83-84).

What did the natives do in the missions?

They were put to work tending mission farms, livestock, and facilities and discouraged—in some cases prohibited—from leaving their home mission. Many were converted; many died of European diseases to which they had no immunity; and many became dependent upon the missions for subsistence and shelter.

Why did the Mexican government decide to close the missions?

Mexico feared Spain would continue to have influence and power in California because most of the Spanish missions in California remained loyal to the Roman Catholic Church in Spain.

Who built the 21 missions in California?

Spain

The establishment of the four Spanish presidios in California was concurrent with the founding of the missions at the same location. These presidios were military reservations founded for the protection of colonizers and the missions located within the protective radius of influence of these military reservations.