America in Class Lessons

Failed European Colonies in the New World

Author: DuVal, Kathleen (NHC Fellow, 2008–09)

Some European attempts to colonize the New World failed not only because of physical hardships and deprivation but also because of cultural misunderstandings on the part of both the colonizers and the native inhabitants.

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Subjects: History; Education Studies; Ajacán Mission; Cultural Relations; Colonialism; Indigenous Peoples of the Americas; Spanish Empire; Primary Sources