Today both the Aboriginals and the Native Americans are minority groups in their own homeland.
They both have terrifying stories where the Europeans came to their country and almost removed all the inhabitants.
The survivors had to change themselves and their life styles.
Their colonisations have several things in common, and several different things that happened.
In this text I am going to compare the colonization of Australia and America.
The Aboriginals experienced massive casualties, not just because of the conflicts between them and the settlers, but also because a disease brought by the invaders named Small pox killed thousands.
This weakened the resistance to white settlements.
The exact same happened to the Native Americans as the white people invaded America.
They also brought small pox and measles and it killed thousands of Native Americans.
And it had the same effect on the Native Americans as they had on the Aboriginals, the resistance got weakened.
They did however not the Aboriginals and the Native Americans were not resistant to these diseases, it spread fast and killed many of them.
Both the Aboriginals and the Native Americans had their children ripped out of their homes and placed into Institutional boarding schools.
Even though this happened both in America and Australia, this was more ordinary in Australia.
There are less sources to find about the child abuse in America that tell us anything about it.
In Australia The Europeans said it was for the best, that they would teach them things their parents could not, teach them how to live their lives.
Instead they humiliated them, them prejudice. Told them what to do and say, told them the white way to live their lives.
The children were separated and sent to foster homes, and then got gifts as a comfort to reduce the pain.
As they grew up they felt very lonely because they were forced to act white when they felt black.
The child abuse never went that far in America, even though the government removed to law for protection and punishment, it also legalized slavery and referenced as selling and buying of native children.