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Vocabulary - Term Definition Mound Building Indigenous...

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Term: Mound Building Definition: Indigenous people in America molded piles of dirt, rich clay, and seashells into hill like structures. These mounds were often used as burial places. Mounds of this sort were built in the Lower Southeast area of America, the Ohio River Valley, the Tennessee River Valley, and the Mississippi River Valley. When Europeans arrived on the mainland of the America, they assumed the indigenous people were "savages." They did not believe that people such as them could be capable of carrying out such major public works. These mounds challenged the European view of these supposed "savages."
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Term: Maize Definition: Maize is know in English as corn. It is a plant that was domesticated by indigenous people in America in prehistoric times. The fact that maize was domesticated by indigenous Americans in prehistoric times shows how wrong the Europeans were about the native Americans. The Europeans pictured them as uneducated savages who walked around in hardly any clothes with spears in their hands. But contrary to this ideal, the indigenous Americans were an advanced group of people who had built a great society based on equality and harmony. The domestication of maize exemplifies their superior abilities. Term: Pellagra Definition: Pellagra is a disease that causes someone to exhibit dementia and a sensitivity to light as well as to have diarrhea, dermatitis, and a sensitivity to light among other symptoms. It is caused by a lack of niacin or trytophan, and because of this the disease is prevalent among people whose main sustenance is corn. Conquistadors who came from Spain ate mostly maize which is prepared from corn. Consequently, many of them developed pellagra.
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Term: Sea Dog Definition: Sea Dogs were English pirates who raided Spanish ships traveling to and from the New World in the late 16th century for the English government. Many famous English pirates, including Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Francis Drake were Sea Dogs. After fighting between the English and the Spanish ceased, many Sea Dogs remained pirates. Term: Columbian Exchange Definition: The exchange of goods, ideas, slaves, and other materials after the Europeans came to America. The Columbian exchange influenced both the Europeans and the Native Americans both culturally and biologically. This exchange allowed the convergence of ideas and technologies and also the spread of diseases. Term: Tribute Definition: Anything of value bestowed upon something or someone as a symbol of gratitude or submission. When the Spaniards came to the New World, they extracted tributes, often in the form of money, from the Native Americans.
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Term: nation state Definition: An independent state inhabited by all the people from one nation and one nation only.
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