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    North America and discovered there were already people here, the Europeans wanted to do things to gain power. They killed indigenous peoples but also brought diseases the indigenous were not immune to (Kincheloe 2015). They displayed the indigenous culture for outsiders to see, which made the peoples feel used and exploited for their culture (Carpenter 1974: 168). This incident is the most well-known incident of forced contact for people in North America because it happened in North America. A huge

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    Introduction In the year 2000 6 to 7 million indigenous people were estimated to be living in Central America. When referring to Central America one identifies it as the nations of Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Belize and San Salvador, a map of this can also be seen on Appendix 1. The term indigenous is not specifically defined by anyone but there are similar characteristics between indigenous people, those being they are specific to a region and have specific traditions and

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    arrival of the European settlers, the indigenous people of the Americas were varied in culture and tradition and their population was around fifty million. However, once the Europeans arrived in 1492 with Christopher Columbus, the lives of the indigenous people were changed remarkably. The Europeans took advantage of the indigenous and used them as laborers to work cattle ranches, sugar plantations, and silver mines. The physical condition of the indigenous peoples worsened as they were fatigued from

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    Europe was able to prosper and grow while the indigenous groups of the Americas stayed in the past. European success over American tribes was attributed to the fact that the Europeans possessed more advanced technologies and skills that could be used against natives, Europeans were literate and could record knowledge and events easily, and the European diseases brought over were devastating to the unprepared indian populations. When conquering the Americas, Europeans had majorly

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    resources. The two nations also knew that the indigenous people would be very important assets to their success. In terms of religion, the French responded gently by encouraging Catholicism, befriended them and trade with them. The Spanish, on the other hand, oppressed religion onto the Native Americans responded harshly pertaining to economy. The French were more attentive of controlling trade routes, having fur being the driving force. So the French came to America mainly for the fur trade, and gained a

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    Coloniality throughout Latin America has been apparent since the 1500s. While the process has changed over to the current contemporary period, colonialism has left it large mark on Latin America. Colonialism has shaped race, class, industries, labor and land throughout Central America and the Caribbean, in ways that leaves visible scars on the land. Hierarchal systems, knowledge, and cultural systems have been shaped by coloniality from the 1500s to contemporary times. Coloniality has take various

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    time period in which Christopher Colombus “discovered” the Americas. Although he was allegedly the first European to have reached these unknown lands at the time, many sought to reach the new world, for a variety of reasons. Most of those people could be divided in two: the settlers and the conquerors. In North America, there were more of the former, people looking for a new home where they could rebuild their families and lives. In Meso-America, however, the goal was to exploit the lands in order to

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    began, there has been a disconnection between indigenous people and their own culture; the cause of this is because of the takeover of Western thought during the colonization of North America. It was considered the “right” and only way that a culture could act. Although the Enlightenment is portrayed as a necessity to the colonization and formation of the Americas, it has been discovered that this action had a cost: the cost of individuality between indigenous cultures. As a result of the Enlightenment

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    "All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware." Martin Buber Even though Christopher Columbus Day is an important day in the discovery of the Indigenous people in the Americas by Europeans, Columbus never actually set foot in the United States. Columbus never intended to travel to the Americas; he was unaware of his destination. For this reason, we should not celebrate Columbus Day in the United States. The myth that Columbus discovered a new world has led to Columbus Day

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    During the early 15th century, there were thousands of groups of people with distinct cultures and languages spread across the Americas. Their lifestyles varied from hurters to farmers. Because of the diversity and complexity, civilizations rose and fell even before Christopher Columbus’s voyage. When Columbus sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, there were about 50 million people living on the Americas. Their lives drastically changed from the arrival of the Europeans. The European Conquest brought

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    Columbus Day Essay

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    Christopher Columbus Every month of October America celebrates Columbus Day. This day indeed is the celebration of the arrival of Christopher Columbus a Spanish explorer to the new found land on October 12, 1492. Indeed, the celebration Columbus Day of without a shadow of doubt marks the advent of a very significant era as well as the history of United States as it is known today. Undeniably, Columbus’s arrival heralded the massive migrations of the Europeans into America and the subsequent colonization of

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    voyage and discovery of the soon to be Americas led by the notorious European explorer Christopher Columbus. On August 3rd, 1492, Columbus led his “three ships - the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria - out of the Spanish port of Palos” in order to sail west until he reached the Indies where the riches of gold, pearls and spice awaited him! However, instead of landing in Asia he found himself in one of the Bahamian islands, being greeted by indigenous people in which he described “as naked as when

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    The Colombian Exchange

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    cultures and the native peoples of the Americas. The discovery of the Americans by European explorers brought detrimental effects to the new world through social, cultural, and economical changes. Large social changes became apparent as the Colombian Exchange advanced, and many of these changes can still be identified throughout recent history. For example, when the importation of African slave labor began, the combination of Europeans, Africans, and indigenous peoples led to the the developing

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    ancestors The concepts of identity and ethnicity has completely changed when the old and new world has completely collided The culture of native americans were not driven with natural machines but were driven by the natural environment The impact of americas and europe was the cochineal insect that was used to make red dye. Yet in europe it was rated below silver and gold The selling of the new world has made impact to other european nations The genetic engineering of the grass was the most widely used

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    celebrate “Indigenous People’s Day” or “Native Americans’ Day”. My opinion comes from his actual discovery of th New World and his actions after he settled in North America. One reason why I think we should not celebrate Columbus day to the extent of a federal holiday is because of the thinking that Columbus was the one who discovered North America. In the article “Leif Erikson” , Leif Eriksson, who was the son of Erik the Red, is said to be the first European to set foot in North America. There are

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    rights about maltreatment of the indigenous peoples of the Americas in colonial times. He tried to protect the Native Americans from the worst exploitation. In 1513, as a chaplain, Las Casas participated in Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar 's and Pánfilo de Narváez ' conquest of Cuba. He participated in campaigns in Bayamo and Camagüey and in the massacre of Hatuey. He witnessed many atrocities committed by Spaniards against the native Ciboney and Guanahatabey peoples. He later wrote: "I saw here cruelty

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    Lincoln’s faces are blasted onto the side of mountains, desecrating mountains held in high regard to the Indigenous nations and even held sacred to most. This importance is relevant to people that believe that the United States’ presidents are the ultimate good in society. This idea is repeated on U.S. currency, history books, street names, other monuments, and many other places. However, there are some people that believe that these presidents are not as admirable as they seem. Native Americans have dealt

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    Exploration Impact

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    The Impact of Exploration Most people know the old rhyme of how Christopher Columbus “sailed the ocean blue in 1492.” At this point, it has become permanently engrained in my memory. However, not many people are truly aware of the motives for Columbus’ trans-Atlantic voyage. They are also not aware as to why such marvelous legends have been told of such explorers who “discovered” landmarks that were already discovered. The Journey of Columbus in 1492 may be the most famous of them all, but it was

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    explorers with the Indigenous people of the Americas contributed in a large way to later interactions between the two groups. Christopher Columbus and Hernan Cortès were two notable Spanish explorers who had early contact with the Mexica people as well as other native groups. Columbus initially set out to find an alternate sea route to India, and eventually arrived in the Caribbean and continued to explore over the years and came upon already established societies of Indigenous people. Columbus planned

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    ‘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

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