‘Pre-Columbian Indigenous Americans’ foodways were a foundational aspect to the modern American diet. Food used by Native American tribes would greatly transform the European diet. The study of Mesoamerican foodways allows us think about why important crops such as maize, potato is still widely used today. Foodways studies, particularly Pre-Columbian foodways, are critical to our historical understanding relating to early agricultural practices, political economies, and how plants and animals were domesticated. Great empires such as the Aztecs, Mayans, and Incas inhabited vast lands of Central and South America.
The Columbian Exchange, led and started by Columbus, was the trading and arrival of new foods, plants, animals, diseases, and people. The exchange had many advantages and dis-advantages. The Columbian exchange caused advances in agriculture, expansion, and discovery. In my opinion mostly everything that happened in the Columbian exchange was a disadvantage due to the Columbian exchange we have disease, slavery was started which hasn't ended till this day, and spam was able to be processed which started Hormel, yikes. Many new foods from the Columbian exchange included tomato's, pumpkins, corn, potato's, wheat, grapes and peppers.
The Aztecs were a world class society, located in what is now present day Mexico City according to Document A, and in the time period of 1100 CE according to the background essay. Two things the Aztec were well known for were agriculture and human sacriﬁce. However, historians should emphasize the role of agriculture in the Aztec civilization. Historians should emphasize Aztec agriculture because of how complex it made the Aztec. According to Document D, the Aztec built artiﬁcial islands to farm crops on.
Then the Aztecs Economy was like maize, squash, beans, tomatoes, and chilies were things they would grow. Their method of farming would use the floating gardens where they would plant on the marshland. Now, we will talk about the Inca and their Economy and it was like Maize, cocoa, beans, grains, potatoes, sweet potatoes, ulluco, oca, mashua, pepper, tomatoes, peanuts, cashews, squash, cucumber. And those were the main plaint they grew and the Inca planted seeds and waited for it to grow that was their way of farming. And now we will talk about the similarities and differences of the three so what was simuler was they all grew maise, squash, and beans.
The Native Americans would use every part of the animals they hunted. For instance furs were used for blankets and clothing, The meat was used to eat. The bones were used for tools and crafts. Parts of the animals called sinew was used like rope to tie things together. They traded with other Native American tribes with the stuff they made.
The tribes grew corn, beans squash, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, wild rice, and persimmons. The people were hunters and they usually hunt small food like rabbits and turkeys. Their clothing were often made my women and it was made out mostly out of deerskin. Men wore breechcloth or a cloak and women wore a skirt with a cloak. The tribes of the Southeast built their houses out of mud and other resources that were available at that time.
This also applied to natural resources and agriculture; for instance, imperialism allowed Britain to replace their rainforests with tea plantations. The biggest social effect of modern imperialism was huge labor migrations. Specifically, Europeans migrated to temperate lands where they cultivated crops or worked in industry. On the other hand, Asian, African, and Pacific Islander migrants went to subtropical and tropical areas to become indentured laborers or overworked miners. The reason for this geographical split is imperialism.
Neolithic Era This Neolithic Era was a much easier era for the people in it than the Paleolithic Era. These people had a much easier time finding food, which meant they had a higher surplus of it. They had an easier time mostly because they learned to farm and grow crops instead of always going to hunt. They could grow crops because the earth was more warm and green with more vegetation and animals because The Great Thaw happened in between the Paleolithic and Neolithic Era. They also learned to domesticate animals to use for farming and meat.
Owen and many others hunt to manage the population of the deer and for the meat. They do this so there is enough food in the woods for the deer to survive. We asked Owen why he does this and he said “I do this for the enjoyment ,and joy of being in the wood also my family eats the meat.” Hunters also pay for their tags and this money is used to manage the land for the deer. Now you see why it is so important to hunt for the land and for the
Vince Lombardy was once quoted as saying, “People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.” Although this quote was obviously written about more modern times, it could also just have easily been a statement used in the early era, at the dawn of complex societies. Why these societies developed could be for a number of reasons, but they all had some common bonds. Complex societies tend to divide people into distinct groups based upon wealth, occupation, where they lived, language, etc. In a complex society, people were also able to specialize in specific tasks, most likely due to a surplus of food. When people didn’t have to worry about the essentials of survival, they