The indigenous Mexica (Aztec) people were overwhelmed by a superior technological force ruthlessly used against them.
The historian William Dalyrmple's new book, The Anarchy, indicts the East India Company for "the supreme act of corporate violence in world history."
Europeans were eager to absorb the starches and flavors pioneered by the indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere.
H.G. Wells's famous science fiction novel imagines what would happen if Martians did to Great Britain what Europeans did to Tasmania.