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We Have Lived Here Since the World Began

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HIS263Y1
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Mc Kim

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HIS263Y We Have Lived Here Since the World Began Thursday September 16 2010 Notion that European society was the ultimate evolution whereas the indigenous peoples were not progressed and unchanging Major Themes 1. The Lay of the Land Population c. 1500 Americas as a whole: 100m Northern North America: 500,000 - 2,000,000 Aboriginal societies, like European, had creation myths, giving them a sense of meaning, purpose, and communal coherence 50,000-10,000 years ago: Asiatic humans arrived in North America via Beringia Within this group of people, there were at least 50 different linguistic groups The greatest population of people were concentrated along the Atlantic coast due to high fishing yields Original Settlement Beringia Land that connected Russia and Alaska 50,000 years ago, permitting the Asiatic people to migrate to the Americas Bering Strait Pre-Contact Era Tremendous change occurs in North America before the arrival of Europeans After the Ice Age, environmental changes rocked the continent, changing agricultural, social, and economical norms Tundra took over Fishing became common www.notesolution.com
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