American Indians http://kplu.org en Native Americans lost half of population in European conquest, new research shows http://kplu.org/post/native-americans-lost-half-population-european-conquest-new-research-shows <p>A new study is shedding some light on a long-debated question about Native Americans. Just how much smaller was the indigenous population in North and South America after the European conquest?&nbsp;</p><p>Clues can be found in DNA, according to research conducted at the University of Washington and University of Goettingen in Germany.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 18:19:02 +0000 Charla Bear 3373 at http://kplu.org Native Americans lost half of population in European conquest, new research shows