The imperial medical model was different than what the Native Americans were used to because it was based on science considering that they utilized medications and vaccinations and it caused the Native Americans to suffer immensely [Lecture 1/23]. Native Americans grew extremely desperate for these vaccinations, specifically for smallpox since the destruction the disease caused was so immense. For example, the desperation is illustrated in an entry of James Pattie’s journal as he recalls himself and fellow prisoner being asked if they had a vaccine [Pattie 1]. This desperation caused Native Americans to be taken advantage of by white settlers. For example many of the medical benefits treaties required the Native Americans to surrender their land in order for vaccinations [Lecture 1/23].
“ Disease in the early years to Jamestown position at the salt freshwater transition, where filth introduced into the river tended to fester rather them flush away” (Blanton). Settlers didn 't know about bacteria in dirty water so they drank it unknowingly and many got diseases. In the early 1600s there was a drought (Science ). This source comes from science magazine. The purpose of this source is to inform and it contains no bias, it has reliable information that proves that the colonists died because of environmental issues.
The Everglades used to be a beautiful place that was home to many rare endangered species. But thanks to construction, agbusinesses, and draining the Everglades we have destroyed this one beautiful piece of land. To lead off, a mass increase in construction around and in the Everglades lead to a total destruction of it. In “ The Florida Everglades ” it says “ The construction cuts off the flow of fresh water to the Everglades.” Without the flow of fresh water to the Everglades fish wouldn 't be able to live, the Florida Bay wouldn’t be able to survive and we wouldn’t have clean water to drink. On page 113 paragraph 1 it states “ These wetlands were once home to many rare, endangered, and exotic species.
I thought it was interesting how far the diseases had spread and how greatly it impacted the native Americans as a society. It was interesting how the diseases spread farther then the Europeans had even gone, through being spread from native to native. Personally, the illustrations used in the video to demonstrate the spread of the diseases was quite informative and entertaining, and helped clearly show how they spread. I also thought it was fascinating that when they landed at Plymouth, they used the ghost towns left by civilizations who had died out from the diseases; and that many civilizations that shared the same fate were lost to
American Indians in the West have created tribes have created their cultures many years before the first European settlers arrived.The speculations on whether the Indians were “vanishing” due to their inability to adapt to modernity and died out proved to be untrue.Native Americans were living pleasantly the way they were before they were introduced with the plague that came to be the first Europeans. The first permanent settlers in New England began arriving around the time of 1620.The Europeans wanted to live in peace with the Indians.Yet, problems began almost immediately. Perhaps the most igniting was the different views the American Indians and the Europeans believed about land.Europeans sought out wealth when claiming land, but the Indians believed that nature can not be owned and anyone who wanted to live on the land can do so.As the years passed, however, fear and a lack of understanding increased.Conflict drastically increased over time and soon violent wars began to break out between them.With the aid of diseases,the Indians began to decrease in population. As.As times went on and the Indians began to adapt and are still with us today.
To this point, should today 's Americans not acknowledge the good and bad accomplishments of Christopher Columbus? For many, celebrating Columbus is a way of remembering Columbus ' achievements and celebrating their Italian-American legacy. Additionally, to Columbus ' credit, he might not have discovered the new world or been the perfect humanitarian, but he did introduce the Columbian Exchange. The Columbian Exchange was perhaps one of the biggest major developments of Columbus ' journeys before the Columbian Exchange many of the farm animals, and agricultural crops in the Americas were inaccessible by the rest of the world by fear of exploration of the unknown. Columbus and the travelers that trailed him altered all that.
They also introduced new diseases that the people were not used to. Both the Missionites and the First Nations People destroyed their land, for instance they destroyed trees and building structures. The Europeans and the Purple People
Smallpox Moosa Mohammed Health Science Technology 3/4/2016 Smallpox Smallpox is a viral and contagious infection that is caused by the Variola Virus. Smallpox is a disease that arose approximately 10,000 years ago in Africa and Southern Asia that spread quickly through the air and eventually spread throughout the whole world. Smallpox is a fatal and dangerous disease that has no cure but does have a vaccination to prevent it. However the vaccination does comes with a few dangerous side effects making this infection something no one wants to have. In addition Smallpox can spread very easily making people more vulnerable to it.
When new diseases were introduced to the Natives, their bodies weren’t able to fight them off. Tribes such as California’s Chumash shrank from 70,000 to 15,000 and over time the tribe ceased to exist. Just as the people, their culture and heritage, if not protected, can have a similar fate, almost cease to
Because Columbus had limited amounts of ships he could not take as many natives as he would have preferred and this could be an indication to why he wrote his letter the way he wrote it. Ultimately having the support of the crown worked in his favor to exploit the land and its people. Columbus’ discovery of this new land led to the Columbian Exchange where animals, plants, and humans were “products” of the New World and transported to the Old World. Another product he came across was gold something he seems to leave out of this document. The way Columbus took advantage of the native people was brutal not only by enslaving them but by colonialism which essentially is a takeover.
These new settlers knew that Native Americans would be important, in order for them to be successful in the new land. Europeans wanted to convert Native Americans to Christianity. The Europeans looked for ways to gain economic control and they thought that religion with play an important role in this. Disease and infection were a huge problem for the Native American people after the settlers came. The Native Americans had never been exposed to these types of infections and diseases before and experience a decrease in their population as family members died from this.
However, when hearing the word genocide, the first thing I think of is the famous Holocaust. Before starting this course, I can honestly say that I didn’t know much about the genocide of Native Americans. Surprisingly, not many know about this genocide as they were taught to believe it was not considered genocide. The genocide of Native Americans is by far the most overlooked genocide in history. European colonization of the “New World” directly led to the decline of its indigenous population and resulted in Native Americans becoming second-class citizens in their ethnic homeland.