Indigenous peoples of South America

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  • Indigenous People In South America

    Do you remember what happened to indigenous people when Europeans arrived in South America in the XIV century with the desire to explore this land? They spoil the indigenous population not only with slave work and forest exploration, but spreading infections diseases among these people who had never contacted many kinds of pathogens. Hill and Hurtado (1996) has found that “first face-to-face contacts result in the death of between one third and half of the native population within the first five years of contact (as cited in Hurtado and colleges, 2001, p. 427) as also Hurtado, Labourne, James Hill, Chemanand and Baca (2005) support that the current population of Southern Kayapo is 1% of the original amount of people. Infections diseases cause…

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  • Summary Of Napoleon Chagnon's Darkness In El Dorado

    When discussing human nature, anthropologists don’t One popular controversy within the anthropological community is based on the Yanomami indians. The Yanomami, or Yanomamo, are the largest “relatively isolated tribe” in South America; located in large, mountainous areas of northern Brazil and southern Venezuela in the Amazon jungle. Their current population stands at about thirty-five thousand, all of which are concentrated in several different parts of the South American jungle. Many…

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  • Child Rearing In The 20th Century Yanomami

    tribe (A Man Called Bee, 1974). Yet villages rarely have more than 150 people and their population density is well under 1 person per square mile (Harris 1984, 184) with a population of around 32,000 people. Yanomami are considered fierce people and rivalries can become common between some neighbouring villages. Men are the warriors, and from a young age, boys are taught the necessary skills to fight brave and strong for their village reputation. This belief and show of aggression have altered…

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  • Argumentative Essay: The Abolishment Of Christopher Columbus

    mistreatment of native americans, not for him ‘discovering America’. He helped grow the trans-atlantic slave trade and introduced deadly diseases to the population that eventually killed thousands of native americans. When he captured them as slaves, he made them work on plantations and search for gold in mines. By doing this, he took advantage of the natives. In fact, he would trade small trinkets like compasses and scissors with them for their most valuable possessions. Him, his family, and…

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  • Causes And Consequences Of Bacon's Rebellion, 1877-1877

    However, conflict between Jamestown settlers and the peoples of the Powhatan Confederacy, along with conflict between old and new planters culminated in Bacon’s Rebellion in 1675. “The Declaration of the People, against Sr: Wm: Berkeley, and Present Governors of Virginia” written by Nathaniel Bacon highlights the sources of this conflict. Bacon’s Rebellion and the ideals behind his grievances led to the eventual defeat and dispersion of the Powhatan Confederacy, and also triggered the shift from…

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  • The Columbian Exchange Essay

    numerous effects to both the people of the Americas and the people of Europe. The native Indians suffered tremendously by the cultural exchange leading to population decline, and also a transformation in culture due to the new order imposed by Europe. However, Europeans benefited greatly from the Columbian Exchange by their economic gain through the attainment of new natural resources and new pool of labor. The Columbian Exchange resulted in the massive death of Native Indians via the European…

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  • Multicultural Theories Of American History

    consideration not only our impact on society but also how other cultures have impacted us. America is filled with diverse cultural and knowledge. The term American not only means being from America but our past and history result from migration from other continents. To fully understand our past we have to look at history in a multicultural perspective to take into consideration the impact it has had on us, to get a clear story from our past and not just focus…

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  • Latin American Racial Hierarchies

    racial ideals and constructions that exist in modern Latin America. Race and ethnicity know as fixed referents that people grow up learning. The word “race” can be traces back to the sixteenth century European languages. During this time period, race was mostly used to discuss the lineage of a group of people. However, this all change when the Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and the French sailed into…

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  • Effects Of Imperialism In Latin America

    The Imperialism of Latin America throughout History Latin America has constantly been colonized or influenced by outside entities since the new world was discovered in the sixteenth century. Subsequently, these outside influences have constantly shaped Latin America into a part of the world that continuously benefits a small number of elites, and foreign interests. While the average Latin American citizen does not gain any advantage from outside influence, they are constantly fighting for a…

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  • Argumentative Essay: Does Columbus Have A National Holiday?

    Several people around the world believe that Christopher Columbus discovered America, and a day should be dedicated to him for all that he has done. However, there are people who acknowledge Columbus Day to be unnecessary due to the fact he truly did not discover America. Even though Columbus is given recognition for intertwining the New World with the Old World, there should not be a day just for him. Columbus should not have a national holiday dedicated to him because he did not discover…

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