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First Day of Notes

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First Day of Notes Hist 1100

Lauren Notetaker
Survey of American History to 1865
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Hi everyone! Here are the notes from the first day of class. Sorry if they aren’t great, first day getting used to having to keep up with the professor’s speed!
Survey of American History to 1865
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Date Created: 09/22/15
First Lecture Notes August 26th Things to Know 0 Bering Straight The Great League of Peace Animism O PaleoIndians Manitou Mound builders 0 How were IndianEuropean communities similar on the eve of contact How were they different 0 How did Natives and Europeans view the environment differently Come Over and Help Us English picture showing how colonists saw the natives as primitive and that they need help religion land usage etc Native American Diversitv in 1492 Different religions Different ways of using land Colonists had superior power to in ict misery Even though there were more people the land was more plentiful bc of the Indians Bering Straight 2500BC800BC Landbridge that connected Asia amp North America PaleoIndians were the 1st inhabitants of America I Went over to find more areas to hunt and escape bad weather Water levels rose covering the bridge and trapping those who had traveled over PaleoIndians Lived in small hunting groups of 1520 ppl 23rds of animals died win 1st thousand yrs of inhabitation had to disperse across country 0 Mississippi River Valley 0 Cahokia biggest settlement Moved south into South America became 1st stationary group Led to drought 0 Resources were maxed out bc ppl did not migrate Groups continued to settle North of Rio Grande O Mound builders were one of these groups I Built large burial mounds I Developed horticulture I Created densely settled region largest community until 1800 w New York amp Pennsylvania Cahokia 40000 ppl Had burial mounds like the mound builders Thatched homes Watch towers and temples O Showed power largest temple outside of Mexico 0 Highest temple was home of chief lasted several 100 yrs Each area in the town had a function Used sun calendar Had surplus of corn fields City fell apart during 13th century 0 Drought 0 Wars Comparisons of Natives amp Europeans Dependent on water cycles a Had to adapt what they ate where they lived 2 Common constructed ideas of power a Large pyramidspowerintimidation b Status mattered 3 Sense of development of communities a Wanted to grow to do better 4 Practiced slavery in various forms 5 Strongly religious a Close connection btween religion amp politics b Central to common way of life 6 Wars btween competing empires a Forced removals Differences Natives 1 Did not seek to separate superstition amp reality a Believed there were spirits in nature b Animism 2 Women took larger role in society a Europeans thought this was outrageous 3 Unassigned land was free to everyone a No concept to private ownership b Caused con ict with Europeans 4 Wealth not primary predicator to power a Leisure or free time was a sign of power i Don t have to workyou are established 5 Sexual relationships a No emphasis placed on unions b More focused on families than marrying for power 6 Lacked technology needed for war a No metal guns gunpowder other weapons 7 Spreading salvation not present in beliefs 8 Europeans much more immune to disease a Had pets domesticated animals b Moneycarried germs to amp from numerous areas c Dirty citiessickness 9 Competing view of spirituality a Animism spirits are found in all things living and non i If you treated the earth well good things would happen b Eur more mechanistic wanted to see what they could get from the land Bc of these differences Eur thought Natives were uncivilized and treated them through unfair and ignorant ways Anasazi amp Hohokan Based in south west canyons Pueblo Bonito structures 5 stories high 600 rooms 0 Deserted due to drought In the East Established order in response to colonization Tribes were more like empires Focused more than other on politics More systematic trade More war like Northeast Great league of peace Born together to have peaceful relations and prosperous trade British used them for help regarding the land Stability developed in region Result of development Diverse environment when Europe made contact Century b4 Columbus Eur did not believe in colonization Not interested in exploring bc of drought plagues and other issues Thought greeks amp romans explored everything already Middle East was dominate amp had most of the exploration control 0 Led the British to go westward


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