Indian Diplomacy The History Of Essay

Length: 2 pages Sources: 3 Subject: Native Americans Type: Essay Paper: #72164777 Related Topics: Diplomacy, Negotiating, European, Spanish
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Family ties enabled him to straddle both worlds. Led his army in support of the British; remembered for atrocities his army supposedly committed and his attempts to keep tribal lands.

Wampum Belt: Wampum=certain sea shells. Used for trade, but not exactly currency. Different colored shells valued differently. Wampum belts were woven to commemorate special occasions/given as gifts. Also used a sort of writing/memory.

Hurons: Also called "Wendat." Occupied Ontario area. Iroquoian tribe. Moved villages every ten years or so to keep land fertile/forests thick. Disputes with other Iroquois intensified after receiving European weapons; Hurons almost entirely destroyed.

Squanto: Also called Tisquantum. Member of the Patuxet tribe. Captured and taken to England, where he is taught English language and culture. Returned to North America with John Smith in 1612. Helped early pilgrims survive the winter.

Pocahontas: Daughter of a chieftain. Encountered settlers/John Smith as an early teenager. Possibly saved his

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Marries John Rolfe and goes to England. Died of smallpox shortly thereafter.

Inca Empire: Empire founded in South America approx. 1200 C.E. Massive expansion began in 1442 under Pachacutec. Dispute between two brother princes led to civil chaos. Pizarros exploited this and conquered much of the Incan territory. People were not destroyed, however, and many traditions remain.

King Philip's War: Also called Metacom's War. Took place in New England between English settlers and Native Americans. Lasted from 1675-1678. Continued after King Philip's death. Huge death tolls n both sides, little permanent resolution.

Aztec Empire: Aztecs conquered other tribes in Mexico forming an empire. Ruled with a tight fist. Human sacrifice and other violent rituals were commonplace. Believed Cortez and his army were gods on first sight. Defeated/destroyed in 1521.

Jim Castro. "Wallowing in Self-Pity." Kanoheda Aniyvweya (Native American News), 3(28), 1995.

David W. Koeller. "The Conquest of the Aztecs." 1998. Accessed 4 May 2009. http://www.thenagain.info/WebChron/Americas/Cortes.CP.html

Peter Lowensteyn. "The Role of the Dutch in the Iroquois Wars." 205. Accessed 4 May 2009. http://www.lowensteyn.com/iroquois/

Castro.

Sources Used in Documents:

David W. Koeller. "The Conquest of the Aztecs." 1998. Accessed 4 May 2009. http://www.thenagain.info/WebChron/Americas/Cortes.CP.html

Peter Lowensteyn. "The Role of the Dutch in the Iroquois Wars." 205. Accessed 4 May 2009. http://www.lowensteyn.com/iroquois/

Castro.


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