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Unformatted text preview: Taino Bastida/Balboa Vespucci Columbo Puerto Rico Dominican Republic Concilio Taíno Guatu-Ma-cu A Borikén April, 22 1500, Portuguese arrived off of coast of Brazil post-1650 1581-1640 Hans Staden Jean de Léry (1536-1613) History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil, Also Called America (1578). Botocudos (Macro-Gê) Guarani (1949) Tupinamba of Olivença, southern coastal Bahia Pataxo (Macro-Gê), Bahia 2/1541 8/1542 6/1542 2/1542 Orellana Expedition (1541-42), chronicled by Gaspar Carvajal • Aparia, overlord of a vast territory (80 leagues; 450 km), in the Peruvian Amazon; • Machiparo, overlord of a territory that “extended for more than 80 leagues,” in the upper Solimões; • “there was not from village to village a crossbow shot, and the one that was farthest was not half a league away, and there was one settlement that stretched for five leagues without there intervening any space from house to house.” • “There were many roads here that entered into the interior of the land, very fine highways.” • Downriver, saw “some very large cities that glistened white” • They discovered “a great quantity of food, such as turtles in pens and pools of water, and a great deal of meat and fish and biscuit, and all this in such great abundance that there was enough to feed an expeditionary force of one thousand men for a year.” • “very great quantities of porcelain ware of various makes … the best that has ever been seen in the world” Iquitos, Peru (375,000) ”We went among some islands which we thought uninhabited, but,...
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2011 for the course ANT 4930 taught by Professor Young during the Fall '10 term at University of Florida.

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