The World Turned Upside Down: Indian Voices from Early America Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Colin G. Calloway
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Essay Topic 1

Discuss Columbus' journey to the Americas, the subsequent European colonization of the continent, and the culture and customs of Native Americans prior to and post European colonization. How does the reality of Native American civilization differ from the Eurocentric viewpoint?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the devastation of the Native American community due to smallpox, measles and other disease brought from the Old World. How many Native American tribes were wiped out completely by disease?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the effects of European trade on the Native Americans. Why did the trade industry have such a devastating effect on the population?

Essay Topic 4

Discuss the impact of European political systems on Native American culture. How did the political structure of Native American civilization change as a result of European influence?

Essay Topic 5

Discuss the history and origins of storytelling in Native American culture. In what ways do the structures...

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