Indigenous peoples of South America

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    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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    Forest In the book "Spirit of the Rain Forest," Mark Andrew Ritchie relates the story of a Venezuelan Shaman named Jungleman, and his people. Although the author is Mark Andrew Ritchie, the story is told by Jungleman. Jungleman affirms that many of the stories he is telling came to him via the spirit world. When Jungleman was a young boy, he says that the spirits came to him but at first he was really afraid of them. Little did he know that one day he would be one of the greatest shaman ever…

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    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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    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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    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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    I would rather celebrate Indigenous People’s Day because Columbus did some bad things. In school, I never learned about all of the injustices committed by Columbus and other explorers of that age because they were only portrayed as heroes. I found that the Washington Post and history.com were the most reliable sources because they were an established publication before the internet and a trustworthy source for facts and information. In the article written by the Washington Post, I was…

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    produce large grains, first domesticated by the native people of Mexico almost 10,000 years ago. 2. American southwest: Natives that dwelled in stationary villages that used agriculture as a source of food. Included tribes such as the Apache, Hopi, Navajo, Pueblo, and Zuni. 3. Irrigation, settlement, and diversification among societies: Societies throughout the Americas lived distinct lifestyles. Those in the southwest utilized irrigation to supplement agriculture which allowed for large cities…

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    Should Colombus day be a holiday ? Alot of people say it should and say it shouldnt . It could be a holiday because alot of people know its a holiday . Heres why it shouldnt be a holiday . Colombus and his teams treated the indigenous groups they came across as obsticles to their greater mission . I dont think thats right . There are 3 main sources of controversy involving columbuses interactions with the indigenous people he labeled ‘indians’ ; the use of violence and slavery , the…

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    The Effects On Deforestation On People In South America Deforestation in South America has lots of different effects on many different things like animals, people, and the world. It doesn’t just affect that specific place, if affects the world. Most fruit and cereals we buy come from tropical places that are being cut down and someday soon we are going to really feel the consequences and it’s going to hurt. The place that is currently the worst is South America. We get so many foods are…

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    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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