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Resilient Cultures: America's Native Peoples Confront European Colonization 1500-1800, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By John E. Kicza, Rebecca Horn

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Aug 31, 2012

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For courses in Colonial American History, History of Latin America, Colonial Latin America, and American Indian History.

 

This text provides a comparative perspective on the impact of early European colonization on the native peoples of the Americas. It examines the character of the indigenous cultures of the Americas before European contact and then considers the impact of colonization by the Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and English as well as the creative ways in which indigenous cultures adapted to colonization. The book considers such issues as environmental change, the nature of military conflicts, the cultural and material contributions of each side to the other, the importance of economic exchanges, and the demographic transformation.

Table of Contents

Found in this section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents


1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

List of Documents  

List of Illustrations  

Preface   

 

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 The Native Societies of the Americas Before Contact

Chapter 3 The Conquests and Initial Establishment of Colonies in Latin America  

Chapter 4 Colonial Spanish America and Its Impact on the Sedentary Imperial Societies   

Chapter 5 Spanish and Portuguese Interactions with Semisedentary and Nonsedentary Peoples

Chapter 6 Native Responses to Settlement in the East and Southwest in North America   

Chapter 7 The British and the Indians of Eastern North America   

Chapter 8 Enduring Connections between the New World and the Old  

 

Bibliography   

Index   

 


2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

List of Documents  

List of Illustrations  

Preface   

 

Chapter 1: Introduction

 

Chapter 2: The Native Societies of the Americas Before Contact

The Coming of Humans to the Americas and the Agricultural Revolution

Sedentary Imperial Societies 

Landholding Patterns and Forms of Production and Distribution 

Empires and Warfare 

Semisedentary Societies 

The Primacy of Community and Lineage 

Nonsedentary Hunters and Gatherers

The Native Population of the Americas on the Eve of Contact 

Conclusion 

Select Bibliography 

Endnotes 

 

Chapter 3: The Conquests and Initial Establishment of Colonies in Latin America  

The European Setting 

Iberia’s Early Efforts at Exploration  

Spaniards in the Caribbean 

Organization and Functioning of Spanish Expeditions of Conquest 

Conquest of the Sedentary Imperial Societies 

Conquest of Semisedentary and Nonsedentary Peoples 

Conclusion 

Select Bibliography 

Endnotes 

 

Chapter 4: Colonial Spanish America and Its Impact on the Sedentary Imperial Societies   

Spanish Colonists and Their Expectations 

Retention of Indigenous Provincial Organization 

Fragmentation and Its Impact 

Demographic Collapse and Its Consequences 

Tribute and Labor Service Systems 

Urban Indians 

Race Mixture and Its Recognition 

Creative Adaptations at the Local Level 

Changes in Material Culture 

The Christianization of Native Peoples 

The Cult of the Saints 

Language and Cultural Change in Mesoamerican Communities 

The Character of Native Revolts 

The Impact of Eighteenth-Century Population Growth 

Conclusion 

Select Bibliography 

Endnotes 

 

Chapter 5: Spanish and Portuguese Interactions with Semisedentary and Nonsedentary Peoples

Migration and an Enduring Frontier among the Maya of the Yucatan Peninsula

Muted Transformations among the Pacified Maya 

The Portuguese and the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil 

Spanish Settlement among the Guaraní of Greater Paraguay 

The Araucanians of Southern Chile 

Limited Spanish Success against the Hunter-Gatherers of the Mexican Desert North 

Missions in Northern Mexico 

Conclusion 

Select Bibliography 

Endnotes 

 

Chapter 6: Native Responses to Settlement in the East and Southwest in North America   

Spain in Eastern North America 

Spain in the American Southwest 

The French Arrival in Canada 

The French Avoidance of Conflicts over Land and Authority 

The Fur Trade and the Huron 

French Warfare against the Iroquois 

French Settlement along the St. Lawrence in the Eighteenth Century 

The Canadian West and Mississippi River Valley in the Eighteenth Century

The Dutch in New Netherland 

The Dutch Fur Trade at Fort Orange 

Dutch Settlement around New Amsterdam and Its Impact on the Native Peoples 

Conclusion 

Select Bibliography 

Endnotes 

 

Chapter 7: The British and the Indians of Eastern North America   

Early English Undertakings in North America 

Jamestown and English Settlement in the Chesapeake 

Puritan Settlement in New England and the Rapid Transformation of the Local Peoples 

The Iroquois in the Eighteenth Century 

The Carolinas in the Eighteenth Century 

Native Peoples West of the Appalachians in the Eighteenth Century 

Conclusion

Select Bibliography 

Endnotes 

 

Chapter 8: Enduring Connections between the New World and the Old  

The Movement of Peoples 

The Movement of Diseases 

The Movement of Animals 

The Movement of Plants 

The Movement of Precious Metals 

By Way of Conclusion–Enduring Patterns in the Americas 

Select Bibliography 

Endnotes 

 

Bibliography   

Index   

 

 

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