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Chartering a New World Lec 16

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Natalie Rothman

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Lecture 16: Charting New World I: Colonizers and colonized in the Americas Colonial societies: relationship bw colonizers (how they come to be seen as what tey are seen as ppl become colonized as a social and culturalized process Had a lot to do w cultural societies they encounter: there nature transformed based on the contact with other cultural societies ie. cant think of Spanish as same before reconquista Conflicting legacies of mixing, ethnic, social, and religious This image presents first encounter Indigensness ppl are on the outside and notice how the Europeans are in the centre, can distinguish them based on their clothes (in all images) Europeans always represent themselves as better dressed, social change in fashion, higher up! Indigenous dress in furs and leather (one with nature major THEME) Weaponry, Europeans had superior technology compared to natives Partial perspective of colonization, has taken central peridime of how we think of colonization In reality, the indigenous ppl arent necessarily inferior As we see in hunting & gathering it hard to have a military such as European in NA Where in south America societies were in every way equal, technology, societies, military etc how do Europeans take over then? If Europeans thought they had radical alterity (diff in culture) , how did these ppl become to live together in colonial societies even though they are all mixed? In Spanish Americas established society of diff kinds of indigenous mixing of ppl, how did the mixing came about when it was very evident and what were the consequences? Mixing in Spanish was prevalent In 1519 spanish ships sailed hoping to conquer the astecs Formed alliances with some of the tribes of astecs
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