The Americas Before and After the Europeans. An Introduction to the Colonial Unit. American Settlement Timeline. Native American Tribes. Who was here? Mound Builders—Built about 1000 years before the Egyptian pyramids. Anasazi Cliff Dwellers (Utah, NM, Colorado, Arizona).
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An Introduction to the Colonial Unit
Italian who sailed for Spain. Trip was financed by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. Sailed the Nina, Pinta, and the Santa Maria.
According to the journal
October 12, 1492:
They were very well-built people, with handsome bodies and very fine faces, though their appearance is marred somewhat by very broad heads and foreheads…Their eyes are large and very pretty, and their skin is the color of Canary Islanders…They are in fact well proportioned.
October 13, 1492:
I cannot get over how docile these people are. They have so little to give but will give it all for whatever we give them, if only broken pieces of glass and crockery.
October 12, 1492:
They ought to make good and skilled servants, for they repeat very quickly what we say to them. I think they can easily be made Christians, for they seem to have no religion. If it pleases Our Lord, I will take six of them to your Highness when I depart
Now Other Explorers…Ferdinand Magellan & the First Circumnavigation of the World: Early 16c (1500’s)
The First Thanksgiving, Plymouth Colony, 1621
Jamestown Massacre, 1622