Visual Source: Population growth from 1610 to 1700

European Exploration, Perception of the Other, and the Columbian Exchange 

How did the Columbian exchange link worlds?

The charts show the relative increases in population of the European population in the New World over the period of ninety years and the simultaneous decline in the population of Native Americans.

Estimated European Populations

c.1610 c.1700
English in Virginia 100
French in New France 100
Spanish in New Mexico 500

Estimated Native Populations

c.1610 c.1700
Powhatans 15,000
Hurons 20,000
Pueblos 60,000

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