Indians in Colonization games are Native Americans. They are present in cities or smaller settlements on the map before your arrival, and may be either an obstacle, or an opportunity, depending on your national advantages and your strategy.
TribesEditThere are 8 separate tribes (nations) of Indians:
Nomadic tribes live in teepees.
Agrarian tribes live in longhouses.
These tribes live in cities. Conquering them is harder, but yields more treasure, and trading with them can yield huge profits if they offer you cheap silver while its price is still high.
Each tribe has its own relationship status with your nation.
Initially each tribe will be friendly toward you, but your continued proximity increases their hostility. Establishing missions with Missionaries will slow down the rate of hostility increase. To actually reduce the hostility, one must trade with the tribes or recruit Pocahontas.
Live among the nativesEdit
Sending a Free Colonist into an Indian settlement will give you the option to learn a specialization from them. You can check with a Scout first to see what is taught in that particular village. Once a colonist has been trained there, the skill is "used up" and the Indians will not teach another colonist their secrets. Finally, if the settlement is not happy with you, your colonist may be scalped instead of taught.
|Colonization games |
|Original version Sid Meier's Colonization (1994)|
|Remake Civilization IV: Colonization (2008)|
|Fan created version FreeCol (2003-Present)|