The colonization of Europeans in the "new world" completely changed the lives of the American Indians. Research reveals that when the Europeans inhabited the region, they subjected the natives to displacement, disease and warfare, significantly diminishing their population. .
The first group of the indigenous group confronted by Columbus was comprised of approximately 250,000 Tainos. They were the most dormant group in the Bahamas and the Greater Antilles. In a period of 30 years, about 70 percent of Tainos were reported dead. This is because they were subjected to hardships such as slavery, being forced to forced labor in the mines, lethal poison, mistreatment, and other horrors such as women killing their loved ones before jump off cliffs to their own deaths. These issues savaged the population of the Native Americans significantly. .
The lifestyle of the Native Americans was significantly influenced by the arrival of the European settlers and traders. Before the arrival of the Europeans, Native Americans lived as hunters and gatherers. They migrated from one place to another in search of buffalo, deer and other sources of meat. As these animals migrated from one place to the other, the Native Americans began relying more on plants and vegetables such as potatoes, beans, and corn. .
When the Europeans arrived in America, they began introducing the Native Americans to weaving. They taught them how to grow cotton and how to weave the threads into blankets and clothing (Anderson). .
The kind of housing that the Native Americans adopted was functional since they used to be long and they housed different families together. The style that the Native Americans adopted did not change much because most of the traders and settlers were being forced to cope with the style of housing in the region, since it would be expensive for them to adapt to the architectural style of Europe that was adopted in Europe (Challenger Rindy).