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dsfsf4ewtb wrote

it depends on what area you're talking about. Taking the far north as an example, the Hudon Bay Company was critical in establishing the dependence of native people in the sub arctic on the European fur market. It's not as simple as saying disease and guns. In the far north, native people were simply overwhelmed by the amount of European settlers. Many native people also became fervent Christians, because they thought the European god was protecting them from disease. You say native people were "unbounded by limited literate ideas." This obscures the truth. Native people in the far north are intimately tied to the land, economically and spiritually. Inuit and Cree have their own cultures, spirituality, etc. In all honesty, you seem to be repeating the famous Noble Savage myth, in it's own cringy anarchist incarnation