Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
* While the Euro-centric narrative insists that Europeans "discovered" America, America was in fact full of relatively advanced Indian nations.
* The Indian people were devastated by all the diseases, like smallpox, Europeans brought over from the Old World.
* Many tribes were wiped out entirely, while others lost 50 percent or more of their population.
Chapter 1 Abstract
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