Importance Of Urban Anthropology

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Long before European settlers took hold of New York City, the Lenape tribe were natives to this land. “Around 11, 000 years before the first Europeans sailed through the Narrows, the Lenape people foraged, hunted and fished the regional bounty”¹. In the early 1500’s a man named Giovanni da Verrazano was the first European explorer to ever land on New York’s soil. In the ear of 1609, a man named Henry Hudson discovered and created the first settlement while sailing up and down the Atlantic coast in search of a faster root to Asia. This new settlement was later called New Amsterdam and established as Dutch trading colony. After the British took control in 1664, New Amsterdam was then changed to New York after the English Duke of York and Albany. “Fewer than 300 people lived in New Amsterdam, but grew quickly in 1760 when the city’s population grew to 18,000; becoming the second largest city in the American colonies”². As decades passed, New York becomes the largest city known in the Western hemisphere. New York City was a very important city throughout history, especially during the Revolutionary war period when the colonies fought for their independence from Britain, thus once becoming the …show more content…
Urban Anthropology is the study of the cultural systems of cites and their association with their population worldwide urban system. Urban issues such as poverty, immigration, and homelessness are the many few that coexist in large cities. In order to properly understand the development of urban issues that resulted from globalization and multiculturalism, urban anthropology became one of the new problem finding approach. Without the use of urban anthropology, there will be no way to completely fix homelessness in mega-cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago or New York City. There will be a continuous cycle of urban dilemma that will have countries spiral out of

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