I.Native Americans in North America

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I.Native Americans in North America

A.) Costal Indians

*Didn't believe in owning property.

*Had a well organized society, with little crime.

*Women were highly regarded (at times even leaders).

*They were widely diverse, with on common language united them.

*Had a nomadic lifestyle, traveling and moving with the herds.

*Able to adept to changing environments.

"±In Europe society, women are property and not in high regard.

"±Differences in society will cause clashes among the two (Property, society, political system).

"±Estimated 90 to 100 million Native Americans resided within the Americas, exceeds the European population.

"±Span of 20 years reduced by 90% when it came in contact with European society.

"±More skeletoral remains than living Native Americans today.

1.)Karankawas-Lived on the Southern Coast of Texas also the Coahuiltecan.

*Were directly related with Mexican Indians, also nomadic and migrated.

B.) Northeast Texas Indians

2.) Caddo- Settlements expanded from the Trinity River, to north of the Red River and East of the Mississippi river.

*Best known for dome shaped homes.

*Also engaged in trade (came in contact with Mexico thru this).

*Had a highly developed society (chiefs, religious leaders, political leaders, ruler).

C.) Plains Indians

1.) Apaches

2.) Comanches

3.) Kiowas

4.) Tonkawas

* Would become expert horsemen.

*Depended on buffalo for food tools, housing, etc.

*When buffalo go scarce, their society is devastated.

"±All except the Caddo didn't have a sophisticated society.

"±European settlements survive due to Native American help.

II. Spaniards

A.)Muslim Era

*700 years Spain will be controlled by the Muslims, influencing music, education, religion.

*Spanish words come from many Muslim words.

1.)Moors-711 A.D. Spain is conquered by Muslims from North Africa.

*Under Muslim rule were very tolerate with different religions, existing in Spain Society.

*According to Muslims, as long as you paid a poll Tax you can...