What is the estimated population decline between 1519 and 1540? How does it compare with the population change between 1540 and 1580? Why?
Resistance did not always take the form of military action. Throughout the Americas, Native Americans resisted Europeans by preserving their own cultures, languages, religious traditions, and skills, such as weaving and pottery. As you will read later, European exploration and colonization had tremendous global impact even beyond the Americas by connecting people, goods, and ideas around the world.
In what ways did Native Americans resist European influence?