Chapter 2 Reading Guide

Chapter 2 Reading Guide - Chapter 2 Reading Guide 1. Humans...

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Chapter 2 Reading Guide 1. Humans first entered the Americas 10-25,000 years ago on a land bridge, which connected Alaska with Asia. 2. Europeans arrived in America with communicable diseases such as measles and smallpox, causing the decimation of the native populations. Then the Europeans pushed violently into territories occupied by Native Americans, causing Indian wars. In the early 1800s, the US government determined that the “removal” of the Indians were the answer and whole eastern tribes were relocated to the Great Plains. In 1838-1839, thousands of Cherokee were forcibly uprooted from Georgia to the Carolinas, and settled in Indian Territory (Oklahoma) after suffering along the “Trail of Tears”. 3. Improvement of condition for some Native Americans in the late 20 th and early 21 st centuries because there was an urge to assimilate the Native Americans into the “average” American culture. 4. The first permanent European colony established by the Spanish in the US was
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This note was uploaded on 12/19/2009 for the course GEO 200 taught by Professor Lansing during the Fall '07 term at Ohio State.

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