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Date Created: 09/18/15
Introduction to Human Geography GEO 2420 January 9 2001 Wy EN CU CLASJ Emmmm Wi l 39 wim iam Em One day when there are no trees left the heavens will fall and all men will be destroyed Juruna Indian saying Source Breton Binka Le 1993 Voices from the Amazon Hartford Kumarian Press It is not known when the first people arrived in America 12000 40000 years before present It is not known for certain Where the first people in America came from Europe Asia Polynesia Pacific i qunmwmcax yeavj mm Ep Viewquot P 25m 1 Textbooks describe America as Columbus found it handfuls of indigenous people who were scattered across a virgin land a vast emptiness or even a void The Indians were described as a part of the landscape who lived like other lurking beasts in a trackless wilderness where they had no towns or villages and either lived in houses of a sort or simply roamed across the land Source Stannard 1992 American Holocaust New York Oxford University Press The population of native Americans at the time of the arrival of Columbus is not known but several researchers have attempted to estimate it Estimates range from 8000000 to over 100000000 There were only a few million remaining by about1650 Hispaniola 1492 Columbus South America 1498 Columbus Brasil Amazon1499 Vespucci Florida 1513 Ponce de Leon Mexico 1519 Cortez Peru 1532 Pizarro Amazon 1540 Orellana During the conquest native Americans were overcome by disease warfare and slavery Their food supply was disrupted and their societies collapsed Imported disease was the biggest killer Native peoples of the Americas had not built up resistance to the new diseases Diseases brought from the Old World to the New included Smallpox Measles Bubonic Plague Diphtheria In uenza Malaria Yellow Fever Typhoid The epidemic diseases rst brought by Columbus raced ahead of the European explorers and conquerors Many explorers encountered indigenous groups already suffering from the exotic diseases Problems With disease were exacerbated by crowding into missions and contact With Europeans through trade Aspects of Human Geography Population Migration Disease Religion Language Ethnicity Human Environment Interactions Denevan estimated the total aboriginal population for greater Amazonia at initial contact 6800000 Today there are less than 500000 What happened to all those Indians Disease Warfare Slavery Detribalized Mixed with Europeans and Africans Live in Villages towns and cities in Amazonia Indigenous people in the Amazon today are threatened by Disease Violence Petroleum development Mining Cattle ranching Timber extraction Territorial encroachment Roads


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