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    The History of Indigenous Peoples in America

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    The History of Indigenous Peoples in America Native American is the term used for the indigenous peoples of North America who first migrated to this area thousands of years ago. The term Native American actually includes several tribes, states, and ethnic groups some of which are still recognized in today’s modern society. Most of the scientific world agrees that the first indigenous peoples crossed the Bering Straight by way of Siberia about 12,000 years ago. The precise route that the first

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    homelands to the newly found land of America. The discovery of the Caribbean islands by Christopher Columbus led the entryway for Europeans into America. Countries such as England, France, Spain, Portugal, and the Netherlands established Colonies in America for reasons such as exploration, wealth, trade, land and religious reasons. The main powers involved in the Colonization of America were England, Spain, and France, whom set up colonies in North and South America. Each of these countries had distinctive

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    Fray Bartolome de La Casas: Friend or Foe of the Indigenous? If you are studying the colonization of the America’s, the majority of the stories you will hear are about the great Spanish conquistadors. These explorers acted more so as military leaders, but are shown in a light of heroism when looking at history. When the conquistadors came across new lands in the America’s the only thing they were concerned about was their own fame and accomplishments. If anything or anyone got in their way of achieving

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    The indigenous people’s lives were changed forever when the Europeans arrived in North America. They lived in the continent for thousands of years, unbothered by unknown people but not the elements. When the Europeans came, they were both startled and curious of the new people with different appearances and languages. At first, many were welcoming to the Europeans, however, they grew more hostile as their relationship increased. They brought over many things that the indigenous people were unaccustomed

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    charred and damaged the identities of the indigenous populations of the world. To this day, the collective identities of the indigenous populations are being regrown and transformed, but the barriers left by colonialism ensure a painstakingly slow process and recovery to local indigenous identities based on cultural tradition and heritage. The specific colonial rule and influence over the indigenous populations in the areas of Africa, North America and Latin America have imposed notions of uncivilized

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    The art of the Americas was changed dramatically with the arrival of the Spanish and many aspects of European art and influence can be seen in the art of colonial America. However, there are still many significant examples of indigenous influence in colonial art. Whether one looks at the early works that were seen when the Spanish first arrived or the work that came in the late 1700s, the influence of the indigenous natives had a long ranging influence on various aspects of the art including materials

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    Indigenous Rights in Mexico and Central America Introduction The injustice surrounding the Indigenous populations in Mexico and Central America began with the Spanish colonies in the sixteenth century, and the struggle for their land and constitution rights has been an ongoing battle for hundreds of years. The indigenous people take up a large part of the population in Mexico and Central America. (See Table 1; Graph 1 below). Indigenous people make up of over 16 percent of the Mexican

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    Spanish Labor Systems

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    think it is often forgotten that indigenous people of Latin America     were exploited in similar ways but through different Labor Systems. From Spain's early arrival in the Caribbean through their establishment of the Spanish empire indigenous people were exploited through cheap, slave like labor. One of the most incredible subjects raised by the documents presented in Colonial Spanish America is the topic of Labor Systems that were imposed on the indigenous people. Spain tried to excuse this exploitation

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    Before the European and Spanish occupation in the America’s, there were many Indigenous groups that had well-structured organizations. This is seen in the Indigenous ruling nobility, and in their traditions of local ethnic states. An indigenous empire known as the Aztecs had complete control of busy markets such as Tenochtitlan’s Tlatelolco. On major market days, over 50,000 people visited this market. This particular market system drove the Aztec economy, which consisted mostly of trade and various

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    According to Shah, indigenous people are those who have historical belonging to a particular region or country before its colonization or transformation into a nation state. Indigenous people may have different cultural, linguistic, traditional and other characteristics to those of the dominant culture of that region or state. There are approximately 40,000,000 people in Latin America that belong to almost 600 different indigenous groups. According to World Bank figures, 12.76% of the entire American

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