The term colonization has been used dearly over the decades. In the early years people debated on assimilation and integration. It is essential for one to comprehend these terms, assimilation, integration and colonisation. Indigenous people have their own concept of colonisation, which is to mean some form of external control used as an expression of subordination of Indians and their rights in the early contact with the Europeans.
In North America colonisation involved subordinating Indigenous people to political power of the European Christian kings. In the Spanish colonies the land was considered it belonged to the colonising nations. Indigenous people had no right to the land.
One of the main reasons for colonization was to see who could claim more area. The Spanish and Europeans caused a competition to identify who could dominate more land in the northern region of America. These fights for land influenced the spread of colonization all over the world spurring on every American life. The fate of the society living in North America was decided by the desire for more land. Europeans colonization had both positive and negative impacts on the Americans themselves as well as the Native Americans. This was seen in the success of the colonies in trade and global impact.
The Native Americans were thriving in open vast lands of the Northern America before the English colonization. There were thousands of tribes with their own language, heritages, systems of writing and traditions. The Europeans first attempt of colonization failed. The Indian war resulted in white Indian conflict, which frequently took a particular brutal turn which almost resulted in a destruction of indigenous people. The hostility that was derived from technological and cultural difference, with a hint of mutual superiority feelings, permeated the relationship between the Native Americans and non-Indians in North America.