US Foreign exchange Peoples of the Encounter the columbian exchange - Peoples of the Encounter The Columbian Exchange To understand the causes and

US Foreign exchange Peoples of the Encounter the columbian exchange

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Peoples of the Encounter – The Columbian Exchange To understand the causes and consequences of encounters between native and European peoples To understand the dimensions of “the Columbian exchange” To understand the diversity of people who populated early America To develop skills in reading, analyzing, and writing about primary sources Lecture: encounters and interactions between America’s native peoples and European colonizers Native Americans Europeans Encounters and “the Columbian exchange” Small group discussion and writing: primary source analysis comparing European and Native American perspectives Discussion of map assignment Introduction to online primary source websites Key Themes Multiple colonies and colonial experiences Mutual dependencies Historical contingency - every historical outcome depends upon prior conditions Metropoles and peripheries Contested boundaries Ethnocultural, environmental, and global (transatlantic) perspectives Native Peoples: Early Migrations The Americas were the last continents settled 13,000 B.C. – First wave of nomadic Siberians crossed the Bering Straits – the Paleo- Indians. Aided by climate warming and glacier melting, they settled in places such as California, Florida, and Pennsylvania.
1200 A.D. – Second wave of Siberian migrants settled in the Southwest – the Navajo and Apache. 1500 A.D. – Third wave of colonization – the Inuit Native Peoples: Paleo and Archaic America Paleo-Indians hunted and gathered in groups of 15-50 people.

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