Each group or nation spoke the same language, and almost all were organized around an extended clan or family.
Y-DNA haplogroups in indigenous peoples of the Americas Genetic diversity and population structure in the American land mass using DNA micro-satellite markers genotype sampled from North, Central, and South America have been analyzed against similar data available from other indigenous populations worldwide.
According to Noble David Cook, a community of scholars have recently, albeit slowly, "been quietly accumulating piece by piece data on early epidemics in the Americas and their relation to subjugation of native peoples. This was applied through the encomiendawhich was a system ostensibly set up to protect people from warring tribes as well as to teach them the Spanish language and the Catholic religionbut in practice was tantamount to serfdom and slavery.
Many Native Americans viewed their troubles in terms of religious or supernatural causes within their own belief systems. One reason this death toll was overlooked is that once introduced, the diseases raced ahead of European immigration in many areas.
Disease killed a sizable portion of the populations before European written records were made. After the epidemics had already killed massive numbers of natives, many newer European immigrants assumed that there had always been relatively few indigenous peoples. One of the most devastating diseases was smallpoxbut other deadly diseases included typhusmeaslesinfluenzabubonic plaguecholeramalariatuberculosismumpsyellow fever and pertussiswhich were chronic in Eurasia.
The epidemics had very different effects in different regions of the Americas. The most vulnerable groups were those with a relatively small population and few built-up immunities.
Many island-based groups were annihilated.
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While disease raged swiftly through the densely populated empires of Mesoamericathe more scattered populations of North America saw a slower spread. A more resilient disease would establish an equilibrium ; if its victims lived beyond infectionthe disease would spread further.
The evolutionary process selects against quick lethality, with the most immediately fatal diseases being the most short-lived.
For example, in the first fifty years of the sixteenth century, an unusually strong strain[ clarification needed ] of syphilis killed a high proportion of infected Europeans within a few months; over time, however, the disease has become much less virulent.
These people die at a much higher rate, resulting in what is known as a "virgin soil" epidemic. Before the European arrival, the Americas had been isolated from the Eurasian-African landmass. The peoples of the Old World had had thousands of years for their populations to accommodate to their common diseases.
The fact that all members of an immunologically naive population are exposed to a new disease simultaneously increases the fatalities.
Because they were resistant to reinfection, they are able to care for individuals who caught the disease for the first time, including the next generation of children. With proper care, many of these " childhood diseases " are often survivable. In a naive population, all age groups are affected at once, leaving few or no healthy caregivers to nurse the sick.
With no resistant individuals healthy enough to tend to the ill, a disease may have higher fatalities. The natives of the Americas were faced with several new diseases at once creating a situation where some who successfully resisted one disease might die from another.
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Amerigo Vespucci finds the South American Coast.
“America” is first used in a. America Pre-Civil War Civil war in America was inevitable from the beginning. A country can not partake in slavery without an uproar. Tensions were high between the north and the south already because of their different ways of life.
The north focused on mass production whereas the south’s biggest trade was agriculture. August, Biggest power blackout in North American history hits cities in the north and east, including New York, as well as Canadian cities.
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Thus, America was discovered in Excerpted from: Rediscovering the American Republic, vol. 1: – From Pre-Columbian to British North America, – Following Columbus’s Caribbean landing in (see p.
32), numerous European nations competed for territory in North America, .