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
• Did this to feel!superior to the First!peoples!
• This also confused historians due to there being numerous names for 1 group
•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
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!
• Champlain’s volunteer to live with the Native!allies to learn their language!and
• 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
•HS: He also demonstrated that its possible for!colonists and Natives to work
together, living together and share the land