This Crash Course video is a excellent introduction to the formulation of America, before it was America. The content is not only relevant but aims at eliminating some of the preconceived ideas that people generally hold on to when they think about the colonization of the New World. Most notably the video addresses the notions that Native Americans were “primitive”. Americans tend to idealize Native American culture by assuming these tribes were peaceful, and innocent people that were taken advantage of. On the contrary people carry the idea that Native Americans were simple people far behind the European settlers. The video portrays a genuine view of Native American culture and remains objective in its view.
The Black Legend, Native Americans, and Spaniards: Crash Course US History #1