Lecture 3.1 HST 101
Popular in American History to 1865
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Date Created: 09/17/14
Tuesday September 17 2014 How Did America Become a New World for Natives Key Terms Virgin Soil Epidemics The FurandGoods Trade Ethnogenesis Outline Opening Idea When We Call America quotA New Worldquot What Does That Mean Question for class quotWhat Was NEW For Colonistsquot Do these things that made America quotnewquot apply for Native Americans How might we think of Precontact America as an quotold countryquot left behind Thinking about images like this as really two sided moments of discovery 1 Disease and Ethnogensis The devastation of quotVirgin Soilquot epidemics Ethnogenesis quotthe beginning of a peoplequot Examples of Post Contact Ethnogenesis From the Americas Catawbas Choctaws Chumash Delawares Seminoles Puerto Ricans Mexicans 2 Trade Tuesday September 17 2014 What was the quotFur Tradequot Is it right to even call it that Starting with the fur partwhat was that all about Cloth time saving new material dries quicker easier to cut sew and dye cheaper less labor required per yard to obtain Disadvantages not as watertight or waterrepellant as skins and furs Also gets dirtier and disintegrates more quickly creating demand for more Knives drills awls saves time for hunting butchering cooking working shell and stone working wood for canoes houses bows Kettles cauldrons Can be broken into raw material for fishhooks arrow points and decoration Also doubles as cookery Disadvantages over time can lead to loss of potterymaking skills Mirrors beads glass Raw decorative material for potters craftspeople clothingmakers Guns hunting signaling captive taking intimidation Disadvantages unreliable easily broken fosters dependence on colonists for powder and shot Liquor ceremonial spirit medicine fun Disadvantages can increase violence potential addiction creating demand for more 3 A Changing Landscape The ecological changes wrought by epidemics invasive species and hunting will also change the physical world Examples Introduction of the pig in the South Beaver depopulations in the East loss of beaver ponds Tuesday September 17 2014 Various game spikes in response to epidemics Various game spikes in response to epidemics Colonization puts enormous pressure on the existing ecological webs causing great ux throughout the colonial period and leading to sudden loss and sudden gains and a world that increasingly looks different than it did before We think of colonists changing the world by switching from Nativestyle uses to Europeanstyle uses which does indeed happen But often introduced diseases introduced markets and introduced species will wholly transform vast parts of America long before any white person arrives
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