3.3 American Studies 100

3.3 American Studies 100 - American Studies 100 Wednesday,...

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American Studies 100 Wednesday, March 3, 1999 Announcements: Final Paper Topics handed out and discussed in Recitation Lecture notes: The Native American Experience of Westering Background Migration, Myths, and Caveats - Natives began crossing the Bering Strait around 20,000bc - Natives Americans are "Hollywoodized" and typical Native we see in the movies are actually combination of different tribes Cultural Contact and a "New World" for Native Americans Axtell's definition of the "frontier" - The line of culture contact between at least two peoples and cultures, often the site of conflict. - Different definition of frontier than Jefferson's, etc. ~ Seen as progressive movement of the land by farmers ~ Advance of civilization against a wilderness - Population of Native Americans ~ 1492 guesses of 100 million ~ Late 1800's around 3 million ~ Conservative estimate would be around 1 million in 1492 and 250,000 in the late 1800's Amorleck, 1608: "A people come from under the world, to take our
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