“The influx of goods from the New World, he insisted, greatly increased the enjoyments of the people of Europe and the market for European goods.”(referring to the Colombian Exchange)Intended AudienceStudents, everyonePurpose of AuthorTo educate us on his viewpointPoint of View of AuthorHe has an economic minded personOther Context
"Concerning the treatment of Native American workers: When they were allowed to go home, they often found it deserted and had no other recourse than to go out into the woods to find food and to die. When they fell ill, which was very frequently because they are a delicate people unaccustomed to such work, the Spaniards did not believe them and pitilessly called them lazy dogs, and kicked and beat them; and when illness was apparent they sent them home as useless, giving them some cassava for the twenty-to eighty league journey. They would go then, falling into the first stream and dying there in desperation; others would hold on longer, but very few ever made it home. I sometimes came upon dead bodies on my way, and upon others who were gasping and moaning in their death agony, repeating 'Hungry, hungry."' -Bartolome de Las Casas, priest and social reformer, In Defense of the Indian, c. 1550Historical ContextDisease plagued the native population in the working field especially because of poor conditionsIntended AudienceOther natives, students, and europeansPurpose of AuthorTo change how we view what happened to Native Americans and how they were affected by diseasePoint of View of AuthorNative American getting better work conditionsOther Context
Historical ContextThis community shows sophistication by the temple and the building structuresIntended AudienceStudents, historians and europeans Purpose of AuthorTo see sophistication in the societyPoint of View of AuthorLeaning towards the Native societyOther ContextCahokia Mounds, upper Mississippi Valley, mid-15th century.
"To oppose those hordes of northern tribes, singly and alone, would prove certain destruction. We can make no progress
- Fall '15
- Native Americans in the United States, View of Author