The Valley of Mexico at the time of the Spanish Conquest.
InColumbus brought the Eastern and Western Hemispheres back together. They could have traveled by foot across a land bridge, by small boats along the bridge coastline, or by both methods. About 10, years ago, the sea level rose, submerging the land connection between the two hemispheres.
The two hemispheres took separate biological and cultural paths.
Columbus explored several nearby islands, including a large one the Spanish called Hispaniola, shared today by Haiti and the Dominican Republic. On Hispaniola, Columbus found the Taino, a people who grew crops he had never seen before, such as sweet potatoes, manioc, peanuts, and tobacco.
The Spanish and Taino traded and enjoyed friendly relations. Columbus noted the Taino possessed small objects made of gold, which they mined on the island. Columbus established a settlement on Hispaniola, Villa de la Navidad, the first European outpost in America. He left about 40 of his men there and headed back to Spain with astounding news.
Aboard ship, Columbus wrote a report of his discoveries: Columbus declared at the end of his report that in the future he could bring the king and queen gold, spices, cotton, and slaves. On his second voyage inColumbus returned to America with 17 ships and 1, men, including several Catholic priests to convert the Taino to Christianity.
Columbus discovered the Taino had killed all the men he had left at Navidad. He used this news as justification to take Taino slaves. Of even greater long-term significance were the plants and animals that Columbus carried in the holds of his ships. He brought seeds and cuttings for Old World vegetables, wheat, grapevines, sugarcane, and fruit trees.
In addition, he transported live pigs, cattle, chickens, sheep, goats, and horses, none of which lived in the New World. Horses had actually originated in America, spread to the Eastern Hemisphere over the land bridge, and then became extinct in their homeland.
Thus, inColumbus began a process of swapping Old and New World plants and animals along with stowaway pests, weeds, and germs. As a result, both the Old and New Worlds were changed. Texas historian Alfred W. Estimates of the population of the Western Hemisphere before Columbus generally range between 30 and million people.
Recent studies lean to the high end of this range. Possibly more people lived in the New World in than in Europe. Early reports indicate that Hispaniola alone held a million Taino Indians. How did the Spanish and other Europeans so easily conquer America when huge numbers of potentially hostile people outnumbered them?
Although they were superior farmers, the peoples of the New World lagged far behind the Spanish in technology. Some knew about the wheel, but since they had no horses, donkeys, mules, or oxen, they never developed wheeled vehicles.
They made no steel tools or weapons. Neither did they possess gunpowder. The greatest weakness of New World peoples, however, proved to be their lack of resistance against Old World diseases.
Some of the people who entered America from Asia before the land bridge disappeared might have carried Old World pathogens bacteria or viruses causing disease. But biologists think these people or the pathogens themselves would not have survived long in the Arctic cold. New World peoples were relatively healthy compared to their Old World cousins.
Without exposure to Old World pathogens, however, the people of New World had no chance to pass on genetic resistance or acquire lifetime immunities by surviving diseases in childhood. Europe and later Africa exported, unintentionally, more than a dozen diseases that killed large numbers of American natives.
Some, like measles and chickenpox, were childhood diseases that usually did not cause many deaths in the Old World but killed millions of American natives.Huitzilopochtli, the Aztec god of war, was associated with the sun. His name, which means "hummingbird of the south," came from the Aztec belief that the spirits of warriors killed in battle followed the sun through the sky for four years.
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