Columbian Neo Indian Exchange

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The Columbian Neo Indian Exchange, which happened in the year 1492 can be described as being an exchange of ideas, food, crops, diseases and populations between the New and Old world. The reason why this particular time period is of such importance is because not only would these events would have had an impact on the people living in this era but it would also change the future forever. I will be paying particular attention to some of the new things people of the New World would have been exposed to during the period. In this essay I will focus on crops, technology, livestock, disease and religion.
Plants that were involved in the Columbian Exchange had an affect on the culture and state of economy with both the New and Old worlds. Many new
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The Europeans were far superior both technologically and economically compared to the Natives they would have encountered, but as it would turn out both the Natives and Europeans would enjoy a benefit this exchange of cultures and ideas. After the Europeans crossed the Atlantic and would eventually colonize the New World, they would go on to launch a few changes in the Native American culture and the Natives were heavily impacted by this technological change. Some of the more prominent technological changes brought on by this European influence are agricultural ingenuity, new farming capabilities, a written alphabet and new firearm and weapon…show more content…
The bows and arrows were the most commonly used weapons for the Natives before the spears, hatchets and guns were introduced. The Natives realized that the advanced level of weaponry such as the gun would be better suited for hunting. The Natives would eventually become obsessed with having firearms in their possession and the Europeans was able to exploit them when it came to trade. The European architectural ingenuity was a great aid in helping to develop ships, ports, farms, ranches and homes in the New World.
With regards to animals the Columbian Exchange facilitated the transfer of sheep, goats, pigs, horses and cattle to the New World. In the high Andes there were also llamas and alpacas domesticated there. The horse appeared to be the premier animal and the natives thought it was a fearsome war beast that was being ridden by the Spanish Conquistadors when they first saw it. But the Natives would soon learn to ride the horse and was a great benefit especially when
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