HIST 101 Midterm: HIST 101 TERMS AND SIGNIFICANCE FOR MIDTERM

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HISTORY 101 MIDTERM TERMS WITH HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE
Naming First Peoples:
•This refers to what the!European!settler use to call the First Peoples
They would often refer to them by!derogatory terms which translated to!“broken
dialect” or!“enemy”
Did this to feel!superior to the First!peoples!
This also confused historians due to there being numerous names for 1 group
of!people!
HS: The!european settlers showed the first peoples no!respect.!
HS: It may not have been intentional, ignoring the!identity of an entire population
and applying a name that was derogatory in nature was!extremely!disrespectful!
Dekanawidah and Hiawatha:
•Were known as the!peacemakers!
Formed congress and the!constitution is!testimony to how!civilized they!were and
how they weren’t savages
•Reflects the!cultural clash between!the!colonists and the natives
HS: The!colonists treated land as!commodity or!resource to be taken advantage of
and!exploit!whereas the natives, with the formation of their!congress
and!constitution, treated land as a shared home for all
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Diverging Views of Oral Tradition:!
•Some historians!believe that!information from oral tradition is credible, while
other historians are more critical of it!
• Oral!tradition is vital part of sharing information between generations when it
comes to native culture!
HS: Was a way for the!colonists to try to control!history and natives by
deeming!insufficient history!thats!provided by non-literate society!
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Etienne Brule:
Champlain’s volunteer to live with the Native!allies to learn their language!and
customs
• While!living with the Natives, he worked as an!interpreter of Native languages for
Champlain and other French traders
He ended up being a traitor by!collaborating with the!English !
He was then turned on by the Huron for!unknown reasons who!killed and ate him
HS: He was the!prototype for young men who would live!among the Native
peoples later on in the!century, who!engaged in the fur trade and!adopted
indigenous culture!
HS: He also demonstrated that its possible for!colonists and Natives to work
together, living together and share the land
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