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Historic ContextPlay
Understand 'settler' in the context of history, such as when discussing colonization or migration in the past. SlideThe 17th-century settlers often traveled from Europe to America seeking new opportunities.
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'Settler' implies the person is not indigenous to the area; they have come from elsewhere. SlideSettlers from England began farming in the valleys, which were once hunting grounds for indigenous tribes.
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Neutral TermPlay
The term is generally neutral, but context can give it positive or negative shades, such as in discussions of displacement. SlideThe settlers viewed the new land as a chance for prosperity, but the native people saw them as invaders.