Cabeza de Vaca was able to survive seeing that he knew a bit about the Indian tribes and how to speak their language(s), He also knew how to heal wounds and other such things, and most of all he knew how to survive in the wilderness. In the first place, Cabeza knew about the Indian tribes near his location, he knew about their culture and language. Over time he was able to learn more about the Indians, and showed great respect towards them. Cabezas respect to the Indians earned him their trust they also became allies because of it. “Cabeza learned four Indian languages, including Charrucos, plus sign language” (Document B).
I was apart of the Corps of Discovery with Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on a 2 year and 4 month journey, on the newly purchased Louisiana Territory. It was a fact finding mission, brought upon us by president Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson wanted us to try and find a water route that goes across North America, get on good terms with Native American tribes, tell the tribes that we come in peace, that we now own the land, and lastly collect information about animals, plants, and landscapes. This adventure was a once in a lifetime opportunity and it will make our country very successful in the future. During this expedition we were on a wide, moderate current river with a bunch of timber on both sides of us.
As a slave, “he befriended his captors and was therefore allowed to serve as a trader”(Document B). The Spanish conquistador met four Indian groups along his journey, which were the Charrucos, Mariames, Yguases, and Quevenes(Document A). Also, when the Spaniards, also known as the “Christians”, contacted “Cabeza, his fellow survivors, and the Indians following him”(Document D). When the Spaniards tried to convince the Indians that Cabeza was a person they should distrust, they were “not at all convinced, saying that the Spaniards were lying”(Document D). Because Cabeza respected the Indians, they grew trust in him so they helped the Spanish soldier to survive.
These people worship the Thunderbird because they think it will save them from crisis, protect them in wars. Indian tribes such as Kwakwaka’wakw believed that their ancestors made a deal with the Thunderbird that the bird will help them when there is a food crisis, and in return, their tribe will worship and admire the Thunderbird as a god. They put the Thunderbird on the top of their totem, put it into their artworks, and have ceremonies for it. All the purpose of doing these are because of this deal they made in the
1) Lewis and Clark established relationships with the Native Americans in the region which was the main goal of Thomas Jefferson. The information they learned from the Native Americans such as food and Navigation proved to be very helpful. 2) The expedition provided extensive facts on the Northwest’s natural resources. 3) Lewis and Clark were able to document over 170 plants and over 100 animal species. 4) The Lewis and Clark expedition provided widespread knowledge about the land of the Pacific Northwest.
In American culture, I am used to being polite when a gift is given to me and making sure to thank those who have given me the gift as a sign of appreciation. Seeing how other cultures interact and what is considered social norms is always astounding to see and this article just shows the differences of the Kalahari Bushmen and the norms Lee is used to in the United Sates. Lee’s Article about the Kalahari Bushmen shows the distinct differences of how different societies of people conducted themselves and what customs are considered social
None the less, the author having personal experience and perspective in creating these characters contributes to the story by giving it more depth and meaning. Victor and Thomas are both round characters in the story. Some of the similarities between them are that they are from the same cultural background, both are young Native American men who grew up on the Indian Reservation and exposed to same environment. The narrator tells the reader
Which he was healed captive as a slave for a tribe called charrucos, he was healed as a healer. Cabeza de vaca survived because of his respect for native americans, his success as a healer , and his wilderness skills/survival skills. Cabeza de vaca survived because of his respect for native americans.” Cabeza de vaca learned four indian languages including Charrucos, plus sign language.”(Document B) . I think this quote goes with the baby thesis because he respects the native americans enough to learn their language.
Christopher Columbus has been viewed as both a positive historical hero and someone who was selfish and brought harm and misfortune to the Indians to benefit the white men. When flipping through a history textbook or sitting through a high school history course Columbus is viewed as a hero who embarked on many expeditions that helped others as well as brought people together with an abundance of goods. God, glory, gold, government, and geography motivated Columbus on his voyages. Columbus discovered land that he believed to be the Indies, which is what led him to identifying the natives as Indians. The people Columbus met were welcoming to Columbus and his men although they didn’t have the spices that were originally expected and needed.
“The Oregon Trail,” written by Francis Parkman is a description of the experiences traveling into the unknown depths of the American west in 1846. The story is told from the first person point of view of Parkman, a scholar from Boston who embarks on the great expedition of traveling into the west in hopes of studying the lives of the Native Americans. His journey is also one of the first detailed descriptions of the beauty and the bounty of a largely uninhabited North American territory. But one of the most critical elements of the story was Parkman’s encounters and recruitment of members to his band of travelers who ultimately play a major role in the success of the western journey.