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Extra resources for America: A Narrative History (9th Edition)
The Mississippian culture, centered in the southern Mississippi River valley, flourished between 900 and 1350. The Mississippians forged a complex patchwork of chiefdoms. In river valleys they built substantial towns around central plazas and temples. Like the Hopewells to the north, the Mississippians developed a specialized labor system, an effective governmental structure, and an expansive trading network. They cleared vast tracts of land to grow maize, beans, squash, and sunflowers. The dynamic Mississippian culture peaked in the fourteenth century, but succumbed first to climate change and finally to diseases brought by Europeans.
Many were simply seeking a piece of land, higher wages, and greater economic opportunity. ” Yet such enticements were not sufficient to attract enough workers to keep up with the rapidly expanding colonial economies, so the Europeans forced the Indians to work for them. But there were never enough laborers to meet the unceasing demand. Moreover, captive Indians often escaped or were so rebellious that their use as slaves was banned in several colonies. ” Beginning early in the seventeenth century, colonists turned to Africa for their labor needs.
The “Irish potato” was eventually transported to North America by Scots-Irish immigrants during Algonquian chief in warpaint the early eighteenth century. From the notebook of English settler John Other Western Hemisphere food White, this sketch depicts an Indian chief. 24 • THE COLLISION OF CULTURES (CH. 1) plants included peanuts, squash, peppers, tomatoes, pumpkins, pineapples, sassafras, papayas, guavas, avocados, cacao (the source of chocolate), and chicle (for chewing gum). Europeans in turn introduced rice, wheat, barley, oats, wine grapes, melons, coffee, olives, bananas, “Kentucky” bluegrass, daisies, and dandelions to the Americas.