blog 2 amind440 - 1 Why might it be important to briefly consider the peoples’ history of the Valley of Mexico Central America and South America

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1) Why might it be important to briefly consider the peoples’ history of the Valley of Mexico, Central America, and South America before discussing the first peoples of the modern-day United States based on the textbook chapter? In other words, how might the history of the Olmec, Maya, Aztec, and Inca encourage us to think differently about the popular narrative/mainstream history of the US? 2) How might this week's material connect to at least one of our key terms from last week's Module 2? 3) What were some key points/quotes that resonated with you from this week's textbook chapter, "Follow the Corn," and why? Please include specific examples. 4) What is to be Dunbar-Ortiz's overall argument i n the chapter, "Follow the Corn"? In other words, what seems to be the main idea or most important take-away? 5) What are your thoughts/reactions to Winona LaDuke's TED Talk, and why might it be significant in our understanding of this week's material? It is important to think about the history of these places as they were all a part of the birth of agriculture that birthed towns and cities which have been there since around 8500 BC. Beginning with these Mesoamerican cultures allows us to identify the specific influences they left behind before settlers came. More specifically, this forces us to think
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