Indigenous Displacement Quiz

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What led to the displacement of many native peoples in South America, Central America, North America, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand?

Settlements by immigrants from Europe

What term was used for the European settlements in the colonies?

Colonies

What happened to the European colonies when they became independent of the European 'mother country'?

They became 'states' or countries

Who form the majority in the countries that were settled by European and Asian immigrants?

Europeans and Asians

What did American and Australian history textbooks used to describe till the middle of the twentieth century?

How Europeans 'discovered' the Americas and Australia

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Colonization and Displacement

  • The displacement of many native peoples in South America, Central America, North America, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand was led by European colonization.

European Settlements

  • The European settlements in the colonies were referred to as "colonies".

Independence of Colonies

  • When the European colonies became independent of their European 'mother country', they formed new nations.

Demographics of Settler Countries

  • In countries settled by European and Asian immigrants, the majority of the population is formed by the descendants of these immigrant groups.

Historical Representation in Textbooks

  • Until the mid-20th century, American and Australian history textbooks used to describe the colonization and settlement of these regions in a Sugarcoated and biased manner, often downplaying or omitting the negative impacts on native populations.

Test your knowledge of the displacement of indigenous peoples in America and Australia. Explore the historical aspects of native populations and their interactions with European colonization.

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