Everything you need to understand or teach The World Turned Upside Down by Colin G. Calloway.
The World Turned Upside Down contains several texts written by Native Americans, from the time Europeans made first contact with the New World, up until the end of the American Revolution. By creating the volume, the editor Colin G. Calloway makes an effort to give a voice to the indigenous people who were too often marginalized, abused, and exploited by the arrival of land-hungry Europeans.
European contact changed Indian peoples in numerous ways, literally turning their world upside down. European epidemics decimated Indian populations, with many tribes being wiped out entirely. Zealous Christian missionaries caused many Indians to adopt different spiritual beliefs. Europeans also brought alcohol, and alcoholism had a deleterious effect on Indian communities. Europeans were ever-hungry for land, causing no end to conflict and tension. Indians had only a communal sense of property, making "land deals" a confusing notion. Furthermore, Indians depended much more on the...
The World Turned Upside Down: Indian Voices from Early America Lesson Plans contain 142 pages of teaching material, including: