Pre Colonial Literature

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A. The word Skraeling can be translated as savage, wretch, or barbarian. Many attempts were made to colonize the Skraelings, the Norse in particular attempted many times but were not successful.

B. The characteristics for pre-colonial literature seemed to be that it was very raw, uncut and truthful.

C. The Virgin Islands originated from Christopher Columbus, who named the islands after the Catholic legend of St. Ursula and the 11,000 martyrs of Colgne. Michele de Cueno is who was an aristocrat who gave a very graphic and uninviting report on the people of the Virgin Islands. The characteristics of the letter seem to be again very raw, graphic and tainted.

D. The Aztecs viewed the Europeans as monsters. They were terrified by their weapons, their skin color, even their food. Every thing about these people were terrifying new to the Indigenous population, and they were very ignorant to a different look of people.

F. The poem "Beginning of Sickness  contrasts the Indigenous populations account of European imperialization, in their world. The "they  in the poem is referred to European combustors. The poem does however provide some type of in the end by stating that their suffering might not be in vain, because one day history will be told for the true story, and maybe not in a European view of life.

G. LaMalinche was the daughter of a prominent Gulf Coast family. She served as a traveling translator for Cortes. This was evidence of co-opting because Cortes took La Malinche and used her to his advantage, since she was bi-lingual he could communicate with the people of the land, with intentions of imperil zing them and assimilating them into a new culture.

H. Verrazano had a very positive first encounter with the indigenous people. He described them as one of the most beautiful people he had ever seen. He mentioned that they were graceful, and civil. Most Europeans viewed the indigenous population as savag... Continue Reading