Although the first European explorers and settlers were
largely welcomed to what is now the United States of America, their diseases and land grabs put them in open conflict with the native American population and relationships deteriorated over the years as did indigenous numbers with just 250,000 left by the 1890s with pre-Columbus numbers believed to be just short of 18 million. The American Revolution
also had a devastating impact with the native Americans siding with the British so, when the British lost, the native Americans found themselves in a worse position than
before. Colonization gathered further pace as the incomers pushed west, and during the California Gold Rush many
Indians were simply wiped out. This isn't a particularly good
colonization game however serves to demonstrate how hard it
was for the native American Indians to maintain their lands
in the face of well armed colonialists.