I may not check every post for actual historical accuracy. Some, like Sensei Freds' "15th Century Life" are just fun, and I take them that way.
If the 14th Century was Calamitous for the Old World (Tuchman: "A Distant Mirror, The Calamatous 14th Century")
The 15th and following centuries were a complete disaster for the then natives of the New World.
Plague, Smallpox, measles and other dideases by the dozens that we have talked about were deadly.
The "Caribs" proved 'unsuitable' as slave labor for the "Conquistadors" and just plain died, creating a need fpr the sturdier stock from, mostly, East Africa..
Thus the deadly trade triangle started.
The British outlawed slavery and took it on themselves to chase down many a "Blackbirder" on the high seas.
I Read Basil Davidson's "the African Slave Trade" a long time ago and it is true that many natives in the area of the Bight of Benin sold political enemies and captives to the slave Traders.
In their defense, they had no idea of what 'slavery' in the New World really meant. Death on the Blackbirders and in the plantations of North and South America.
A complex pattern, and a sad one, only resolved in tthe blood of 500,000 Americans in the 19th Century.
At the time of the landing (not in Virginia as Planned) in Plymouth, later called Plymouth Bay Colony and most "land titles" are based on the Mayflower Compact.
(Philbrick: "Mayflower") The Pilgrims (and i have had arguments with the descendants of the Puritan Church had an idea of what a pilgrimage was that I still don't understand, they seemed to me to just have designated their own holy place.
Leyden Street in Plymouth is named for the Leyden group of Pilgrims who composed the bulk of the passengers on Mayflower and Speedwell.
Myles Standish was so short that he was called "Captain Shrimpe" and , to his immense embarassment, had to have his rapier shortened so that it would not drag on the ground.
In any event, as I have noted, many many native American "Towns" were found derelict and filled only with bones as if out of some Apocalype Sci Fi story.
"All Enlightenment Gratefully Accepted"