HSTAA 105 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Starving Time, Arawak, Wampanoag People

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After First Landing
The Indian population was greatly reduced after Columbus landed
The need for land drove the settler’s expansion into Indian land
The Natives probably came through Bering Strait from Asia
Many natives farmed and grew crops
Iroquois society is communal and the cultures of tribes in North America is not
uncivilized
Bartholomew de Las Casa was a young priest who quested in Cuba. He wrote books
about slavery
Hernando Cortes- leader of conquistadors who took over the Aztecs
Pizarro conquered the Incas
After reaching the Bahamas, Columbus returned to Spain and came back to the Bahamas
with more ships and men, with intention of taking captives
oEnglish went to war against the Pequot Tribe
oEnglish went to war against the Wampanoags
oBy 1650, the Arawaks were decimated
o250k Indians in Haiti died
oArawaks committed mass suicide
Colonization
Spain- they looked for gold; converted Natives to Catholocism
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