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Chapter 1 synopsis and response Although many people believe that the Americas were discovered by Christopher Columbus there were many people here before his arrival These people were native Indian tribes such as the Aztecs and the Anasazi These native people were very civilized When the Europeans did arrive the interactions between them and the Indians were very difficult They were very different people They had different religion appearances work roles between men and women notions of private property and governmental structures Eventually the Europeans will lead to the death of all the natives They brought warfare and disease which the natives had never dealt with prior to their arrival In the documents the Europeans and the Indians speak many different views In the first document by Christopher Columbus he tells of the land and people He describes the land as beautiful and rich He realizes the value of this land for building and farming He also says that the land contains great mines of gold He describes the natives appearances as naked He also thinks that they are somewhat unintelligent because they do not know the value of trade They trade not for value but for use An example that he uses is that they value a broken useless piece of glass as a jewel They also trade with him a broken strap for two and a half castellanos of gold Columbus also does not understand the religion of the Indians They have no one god like he does They worship many gods from the sky In Document 2 the conquest of the Aztecs is discussed The warfare was brutal The stabbing beating and killing of the Indians left the Indians in terror They had never seen this violence nor had they seen the warfare before They had no iron or steel like the Spanish had The Spanish stole all valuables killed many through famine and murder and left them without a
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