Notes 2 - September 28, 2006 Pre-contact Native...

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September 28, 2006 - Pre-contact Native Interactions o Difficulties with historical sources Problem with source material What actually happened? The thing is, often both sides would write down things to make themselves look better, so that is a problem o Anthropology and ethnohistory o ‘culture’ o Identities—multiple and shifting - Forms of pre-contact interactions o Trade Indians traded extensively with immediate neighbors and some far- flown trading networks Exchange of spirituality and knowledge as well Usually more of a regional trading area Incas and Aztecs would organize trades from a long way away. o Cultural exchanges Trade facilitated cultural exchanges Exchange histories, ideas, thoughts, religions o Marriage All of this trading would lead into inter-marriages. Alliances were formed A way of making reparations between tribes o Gifting The most obvious way of showing wealth is through owning materials Another great way was to give away presents to make alliances,
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2008 for the course HIST 41A taught by Professor Igler during the Fall '06 term at UC Irvine.

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Notes 2 - September 28, 2006 Pre-contact Native...

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