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HIST 150 Week One Notes

by: Whitney Kendall

HIST 150 Week One Notes Hist 150-002

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It was only one day of notes, but it covers several cultures.
U.S. History to 1876
Tracy L Brady
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Whitney Kendall on Wednesday January 20, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Hist 150-002 at Colorado State University taught by Tracy L Brady in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 69 views. For similar materials see U.S. History to 1876 in History at Colorado State University.


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Date Created: 01/20/16
1/22/16 Early Regional Cultures Cahokia  Present day Collinsville, Illinois  Class system  Were other Native Americans o 2000+ distinct cultures before Columbus Great Plains Culture  Ice age ended 10,000 years ago and with it large animals: megafauna  Blamed for the extinction of megafaunas from over hunting- most likely a combination of that and climate change  Bison became new food source o People had to adapt to hunting with spears and better arrows o Would run the bison to stampede over a clif o Social structure changed  Needed lots of coordination to get as much bison as possible  Jobs were divided Desert Culture  Nevada, Western Utah, Southern Idaho  Hunting small game and foraging  Small groups, mobile, lots of equality because everyone was needed- nomadic  Called Diggers- didn’t have much to show for their culture  Made weaved baskets that could carry water  Very well adapted to climate Coastal Pacific Northwest  Characterized by great abundance  Had lots of food Eastern Woodlands  Forest efficiency: manipulate the forest to get the plants and animals they wanted with the use of controlled fires o Used to keep forest at certain stages that produce certain plants o Made openings for animals as well  Had abundance of food, more settled Development of Agriculture  Rice cultivation- Asia  Wheat- middle east, Mediterranean world  Potatoes- Andes mountains  naves (corn, beans, and squash)- Mexico o three sisters o avocados, tomatoes, cocoa, peppers- guacamole and salsa  potatoes and naves contributed to a population boom in Europe  allowed the development of urban communities o Toltec People- 200,000 people o Larger than any in Europe at the time o Great trade network- went into America and all the way down to the Incas o Class system- slaves, merchants, bureaucrats Ancestral Puebloans  Anasazi- ancient outsider  Northern Mexico, southern Colorado  Farmed early  Irrigation systems, found/ made drought resistant corn, adapted to cold and dry conditions  Large communities  Famine/ drought caused tension Athapaskan (Athabaskan peoples  Ancestors of Navajo  Fought with Puebloans in famine, caused communities to break up and move  Chaco Canyon Eastern US  Grew corn, beans, and squash  Also tobacco Hopewell people o Large, densely settle communities o Hthored dead with large mounds filled with treasures they traded o 8 century- they didn’t adapt to the climate change Mississippian people developed o Experienced conflict and fought- large cities fell


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