Some have the features of African Americans. It is best not to make assumptions about ethnic identity solely from outward appearance. Even if the child is a native, he or she is first an individual. As farming people most of our day evolves our food. Men hunt buffalo and antelope with powerful bows and arrows, war clubs, spears, and hide shields while we, at home, grow crops such as maize, beans and pumpkins and gather wild fruits and vegetables.
Western settlers destroyed traditional Native American ways of life by moving into their traditional homeland. As western settlers moved on to the land that was first owned by native Americans, the Natives were forced to move into reservations. Reservations were fenced in and one could not walk freely outside the borders. The Homestead Act of 1862 stated that160 acres of land was given to any settler who was an American citizen or who had applied for citizenship, who was committed to farming the land for six months of the year, and had to build a dwelling and raise crops. This land that the government was giving away was traditional homeland to the Native Americans.
Walter Nugent, Into the West: The Story of Its People (New York: Alfred Knopf a Division of Random House, 1999). INTRODUCTION: Nugent’s sweeping narrative argues that the West includes many more people and events than allowed for by popular conceptions. His book discusses the inhabitants of the West, with a focus on the period after American settlement. He argues that defining the West requires a close study of all the region’s inhabitants. SUMMARY: Nugent’s first chapter defines his West as the Great Plains, the Mountain states, and the Pacific states including Alaska and Hawaii.
Wallace begins the book by describing who the people were who benefited from the diffusion of agricultural practices way before Columbus. He explains how the area east of the Mississippi River and south of the Great Lakes there’s a vast temperate land, with extensive forests and meadows that were among separate tribes of Indians. The southern tribes, the Cherokees, the Choctaws, the Chickasaws, and the Seminoles, all had more urbanized towns. They started making architectural advances, began having big elaborate ceremonies, unlike the northern tribes. We learn that the villages were composed of a number of large communal houses, each being occupied by a bunch of families.
They were a powerful tribe, with a strong development in gold and silver metalworking, weaving, agriculture and ceramics production. In the fifteenth century there society changed when they were invaded by the Incas then about a hundred years later the Spanish. Today many things have changed and Canar is poor province with a small population. The province has around twenty five thousand people that can be found in small remote towns that are in high altitudes. The Canair people farm off small plots of rock covered land and have a few sheep, pigs or cattle.
Mr. Schwenk Honors Western Civilization (7) 10 January 2010 Christopher Columbus "Discovers" America Over the course of human existence, every instance has an impact on what happens next. This is as true as ever during times such as the Renaissance, more specifically, the Age of Exploration. Discoveries, comedies, and tragedies that occurred due to discovering new worlds are still with us today just as much as they affected the people and cultures living in that time period. While today, we may see most of these impacts as good, back then, there seemed to be an overall negative outlook. While many instances such as mistreating humans and taking over and killing cultures were by no means acceptable, let alone positive, during this same time, explorers were risking their lives for their country and their own glory, all in an attempt to find new routes.
The death of their ruler made a fight for the spot. After the civil war the people then spread out over many miles of land. • • The Aztecs were a little different. They were serfs; or agricultural laborers; and mercenaries. Powerful aristocrats selected new rulers from male members of the ruling ancestors.
The cattle barons and homesteaders/ farmers are linked up together through history since the time of the gold rush when cattle barons started to really show up in the west as a dominant force even though the farmers and homesteaders could have overwhelmed them. Cattle barons are large ranch and cattle owners who took over parts of Wyoming and thought they could do what they wanted (Old West Legends). Some cattle barons teamed up together to enforce their rule and to take over more land. Homesteaders on the other hand were like farmers but they went from living off the land to living in the land and finally to change the land to fit their needs. They would get new equipment or new breakthroughs in equipment or technology and what not to increase production and things of that nature (Two Old West Legends).
Subsequent to the War of 1812 much of America's thought turned to exploration and settlement of its territory to the West, which had been really inflamed by the Louisiana Purchase. Pioneers moved westward and formed communities throughout the Midwest, and around 1820, six new states were admitted to the Union. The land boom was supported by the government and land speculators, who bought up large tracts to sell at high prices The people did about the high prices and high interest on loans because of success of American agricultural products. Many western settlers suffered greatly during the Panic of 1819, but most survived and continued the take-over the West. A major aspect of the conquest of the West was the removal of the Indians who dwelled there.
The Western cattle industry was Mexican and Texan by ancestry. Mexican ranchers had developed techniques and equipment that the cattlemen and cowboys used long before the citizens of the United States entered the Southwest. An estimated 5 million cattle roamed the Texas ranges by the end of the Civil War and the eastern markets offered high prices for them. The challenge was getting the animals from the range to the railroad centers and that is where the jobs for cowboys formed. There was a big difference between the real cowboy and the American myth.