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
Historians differ on what they think about the net result of the European arrival in the New World. Considering that the Columbian Exchange, which refers to “exchange of plants, animals, people, disease, and culture between Afro-Eurasia and the Americas after Columbus sailed to the Americas in 1492,” led to possibly tens of millions of deaths on the side of the American Indians, but also enabled agricultural and technological trade (Henretta et al. 42), I cannot help but reflect on whether the effects should be addressed as a historical or a moral question. The impact that European contact had on the indigenous populations of North America should be understood as a moral question because first, treating it as a historical question is difficult due to lack of reliable historical evidence; second, the meaning of compelling historical claims is contestable as the academic historian perspective tends to view the American Indian oral history as invalid; and finally, what happened to the native Indians is morally repulsive and must be discussed as such. The consequences of European contact should be answered as a moral question because historically, it is hard to be historically objective in the absence of valid and dependable historical evidence.
The Struggles in Harsh Environments Hook. After just two months after the Narvaez expedition, the treasurer of the Narvaez expedition, Cabeza de Vaca, landed on Galveston Island along with 250 other castaways. Their dreams of colonization and riches had morphed into a quest for survival. However, the real question is: How did Cabeza de Vaca survive? Cabeza de Vaca survived because of his wilderness skills, his success as a healer and his respect for the Native Americans.
(Foner 59-61) The conflict didn 't stop until late 1644, but a great deal happened in those 43 years. The Uprising of 1622, left its toll on both Jamestown and the natives. When over a thousand Indians and colonists had been killed from these brutal outrages, a settlement of peace was signed into action between the two groups. When you think of the past, do you think of the influence the Indians had on the colonies of New America?
In the early 19th century many religious and racial groups migrated to the Americas due to persecution. From these groups formed the New England, Middle and Southern Colonies. Each set of colonies were based off of different natural resources and each allowed the regions to prosper. Whether they were proprietor, religious or royal colonies they each were original founded under the British government as a way to expand the country’s borders. In the end due to conflicts with neighboring Indians, different Religious groups, and later Britain itself.
The thirteen original colonies were founded from about 1607 to 1733. They were a place of great prosperity for new coming settlers. The colonies, initially, were also a substantial place for the natives that lived around them. The relationship between the early colonies and natives benefitted both groups and was a time of peace; However the conquering of land, and spread of disease by the thirteen colonies shifted the relations between the natives populations and euro-colonists. The colonies and natives started fighting over land and resources which resulted in countless deaths and battles.
The time of Manifest Destiny was a time of true American brotherhood and comradeship. With Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk being the leading presidents of the cause during this time, it not only led to continental expansion but homicide as well. While the Americans believed they were expanding into free land, Native Americans had already settled the land centuries earlier. This led to the dark side of Manifest Destiny. Native Americans were forced to pick up their homes and resettle in areas that were less than sufficient to meet their basic needs.
The inhabitants of Toussaint have not completely forgotten the history out of which they arose on Earth. Jonkanoo has become a holiday during which they celebrate the landing of the Marryshow Corporation nation ships that had brought their ancestors to Toussaint two centuries before: “Time to remember the way their forefathers had toiled and sweated together: Taino Carib and Arawak; African; Asian; Indian; even the Euro, though some wasn’t too happy to acknowledge that-there bloodline. All the bloods flowing into one river, making a new home on a new planet” (Hopkinson 18). This explanation of Jonkanoo and the life on Earth alludes to the history of colonialism and slave trade which brought diverse populations together in the Caribbean. The moment of diasporic travel to the “Nation worlds” also encompasses the Middle Passage across the Atlantic.
As the song goes, "In 1492,in fourteen ninety two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue." Before Christopher Columbus sailed to the New World, the Native Americans knew it as their home. Soon after Columbus reported back to let all of Europe know that he successfully found land, European settlers quickly followed. Every tribe was one of it 's kind, yet their cultures shared the importance of their religious practices, beliefs, and values . The Native Americans were generally very peaceful people, that is, until the Europeans invaded their land and forced them to fight back.
Native Americans, as we all know, where the first to be on the United States when Christopher Columbus had sailed to it but had declared it his land. Through the wave of wars, moving of the whites from England to the States, and unnecessary violence, the Native Americans population had begun to decrease when they first started to move to other parts of the land to find their new home so that the whites would be able to live comfortably without them around.
It was on August second that the Corps of Discovery encountered a small group of Oto and Missouri Indians. The interaction between the two groups went peacefully; gifts were exchanged as was valuable information. The Indians gave warning to the travelers that the Sioux Indians, one of the most powerful tribes in the Louisiana Territory, would have a much different, harsher reaction to the group’s presence. The Corps of Discovery made note of this and continued on their journey with more caution than before. The group was now headed into the Great Plains, the area dominated by the Sioux
As he grows up he has no choice but to identify himself as an American because of the way that the country was changing. The Ottawas slowly became involved with the American government as they signed more and more treaties. “March 28th, 1836, a treaty was signed at Washington, not with the free will of the Indians, but by compulsion” (Blackbird 23). From this statement it can be assumed that Blackbird is not happy with how the Indians are treated even though they are Americans themselves. Blackbird also describes in his book the intermingling of white culture into his tribe through weapons, liquor, and language.
Columbian Exchange The most important historical impact of the Columbian Exchange is human because they are the first to form settlement on the native land. According to Mr. Johnson 's history slide shows Columbus sailing from Spain wanting to trade with India, however traveled to another route instead. Once he arrived to the new land he greeted with the indian tribe and convince them to trade with him.
As the war had started to come to a close the French had lost many Forts, but one major Fort was Fort Detroit and the British had taken over. When all was said in done the British had occupied Fort Detroit and a man named Captain Donald Campbell had occupied the Fort. He was a Scottish man who was able to get along with the French civilians left after Fort Detroit was taken and he was also able to gain the respect and trust of the Native Americas. One man he truly got the respect from was Chief Pontiac, and the two had developed a friendship as time went on. As time went on though, the British had started to change policy and rules of trade.