North America’s indigenous tribes were deeply impacted by European exploration and settlement. As mentioned in the text, Native Americans were often perceived as lesser human beings than the Europeans. Even though the Europeans felt they had “discovered” the New World, Native Americans would posit that the land was rightfully theirs, as they and their ancestors had dwelt in the New World for centuries.
If your last name begins with A-L, you are a Native American. Explain why your people rightfully own the land. If your last name begins with M-Z, you are a European explorer. Explain why you have a right to the land.