The “Columbus Exchange” is the exchange of technology, diseases, animals, and plants between Europe and the Americas. Technology was in the sense of equipment and tools brought over on boats by the explorers. It dependent on the origin of the explorer on what equipment was brought. The plow to help uproot the ground to plant the numerous plants and vegetables brought over. The Native Americans were not civilized as the Europeans and they lacked a lot of tools to mass produce buildings, houses, boats, and farm the lands.
Many voyages to American to retrieve goods, caused the trade of goods, animals, plants, and ideas. This movement is known as the Columbian Exchange. Although goods, animals, and such are harmless the most important thing that was brought to America was “Old World” diseases. Just like the redwood forest, that once stretched from the Rockies to the Pacific, and the once numerous bison, the Native Americans almost disappeared. When new diseases were introduced to the Natives, their bodies weren’t able to fight them off.
They had to build and farm on the Canyon floor where there was space, but when the water rose, they took to the higher caves” (Condie 128). If the river did not flood in the location where the farmers’ village was in, then the farmers would still be in the village. This is a prime example of Chapter Thirteen, “Geography Matters”, from Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor For Kids because having the farmer’s village in a easily flooded area makes the farmers’ village far more useless for Cassia, Ky, Vick, Indie, and Eli than it could have been, making the plot take a different turn for the better. This shows that geography does matter because it changes what could have happened in the story and has a big impact on the story . Being there would help reunite Ky and Cassia faster since they both passed the township at different times, find the Rising faster, and they could give knowledge on the carving which would then help Cassia, Indie, Ky, and Eli navigate through the carving faster and easier.
This man referred in the parable had many gardens that yielded great crops, but he did not know what to do (Hultgren, 2000). With all the harvest that he got from his farms, the man decided to build more barns where he could store the crops. This is the only alternative he had to
The soil and fertility of the land was different than what they had experienced in their homeland and therefore they struggled to find ways in which to make and grow food for themselves. They came during a terrible winter when it was extremely difficult to find anything from the land they could eat. In William Bradford’s “Of Plymouth Plantation,” it demonstrates how new food affected the lives of the colonists such as “digging up, found in them divers fair Indian baskets filled with corn, and some in ears, fair and good, of divers colours, which seemed to them a very goodly sight having never seen any such before”(11). Finding and exploring new food to eat affected the colonist because they now had to adapt and change their diet to fit the products that they could now harvest in their new home. They had to learn how to plant these crops and how to help them grow and harvest them.
Why should we celebrate someone who did those things to other people. Now many people say that is should be celebrated, but most of those people are uneducated in the subject. When Columbus came in his first voyage he had disease from animals that the natives have the natives immune system have never felt which means they were more likely to get the disease and it was harder for the natives to get rid of the disease therefore many of them died. Columbus might not have been morally responsible for the deaths for disease, but he did go their and spread their germs to the natives. Many of the natives died due to Columbus.
Because of this, I have a disconnect with where my food comes from. I don’t know what farm or even what country it’s from. How it is grown, if chemicals were used, and if it was done sustainably is all a mystery to me. For all of these reasons, this means I lack an emotional connection with dirt. I have had experience with growing food in the past but it was very little.
People are all unique, so it is not possible for everyone to be equal. In the book Animal Farm it said, “Clover learned the whole alphabet but could not put the words together. Boxer could not get beyond the D” (50.) This example shows that every one is not the same. Some people struggle more than others and it proves that everyone can’t be equal.
The Neolithic Revolution Before the Neolithic Revolution, groups of people had to be nomadic in order to survive. The people of the ancient world followed herds and relocated whenever the vegetation supply in their area was depleted. There was no form of irrigation, crop rotation, animal domestication, writing, advanced tools, or formalized socialization. However, during the Neolithic Revolution human civilization began to evolve. Sophisticated farming, animal domestication, standardized tools, and more socialization became part of human life.
Before the settlers migrated west, the Indians lived a life where nothing was taken granted for, They never wasted anything that could be of use, and they “borrowed” from the land. Native Americans largest food source came from the buffalo. The buffalo not only provided food for the natives but also many of their personal and household items, such as teepees, clothing, utensils, etc. Their lives changed as well when it came to westward expansion. The two cultures of the natives and the settlers collided.
Immediately following Columbus ' arrival in the New World in 1492, a mass exchange of people, animals, and microscopic life between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres began. This transition brought about extremely dramatic consequences because the Old and New Worlds had previously been completely isolated from each other. Although there were some insignificant results of this exchange, such as certain species of animals and plants taking over foreign ecosystems, there were also devastating ramifications; namely, perilous diseases. The Europeans were immune to the diseases which they introduced to the Natives. This created a virgin soil epidemic, which is an outbreak in which the afflicted had not been exposed to before.
If one of the reasons was of their extinction was the overutilization of resources, we should address our modern agricultural practices that are impoverished the available farming land. Beside forest management, indigenous American where skilful on agriculture from seeds improvement to crop rotation and soil enrichment according to US: A Narrative History. If historians study how pre-columbian cultures they farming practices, it will be a valuable lesson to our modern agricultural business, which is almost mono-culture and water waster. Another useful question that should occupy historian’s efforts should be to discover if those indigenous civilizations tried to left some message for future generations, probably they foresee they disappearance long before it happen; that will be a valuable lesson for our modern society. In conclusion to answer those questions an apply the lesson in to our modern society have more practical value than know the exact number of American indigenous people were before the American Continent