BELLRINGER ` Anticipation GuideAgree Disagree 1. The Iroquois Agree Disagree____ ____ League was ____ ____ formed in order to plan for war. Pg. 23____ ____ 2. Spain was ____ ____ the first country to deal in the slave trade. Pg. 30
Myths: List four characteristics you know of about American Indians.1.________________________2.________________________3.________________________4.________________________
Chapter One: Converging Cultures Section 2 and 3: Native American Cultures and African CulturesA. The Iroquois League• The Iroquois were several Native American tribes living in the Northeastern United States.• These groups often fought with each other.
In the 1500’s, five of these groups joinedtogether and formed the Iroquois League, orIroquois Confederation.WHAT IS A CONFEDERATION?These groups had an alliance witheach other to prevent war.Each tribe kept its independence.They had a constitution that set up how theConfederacy would work.WHAT IS A CONSTITUTION AND WHY ISIT IMPORTANT TO HAVE?
IROQUOIS LEAGUEWhy was the Iroquois League so importantto our understanding of earliest AmericanHistory?
CHUNK #2 Turn to page 30 – 31 in your textbook. Read along with me while I read to you from the section labeled “Slavery”How did slavery begin in Africa and who was involved in the slave trade?
B. Slavery and the Slave Trade Slavery and the trading of slaves hadbeen part of African society for hundredsof years.Slaves were traded betweendifferent tribal groups.The European involvement inthe slave trade began tospread in the 1400’s.
The Portuguese began to trade European goodsfor gold and slaves with the Africans.What do you think were some of theEuropean goods?Why did the Europeans need slaves?Some of the slaves worked on Portuguese sugarplantations. As Europeans began demanding moresugar, the need for slaves increased.When Europeans began establishing colonies inthe Americas, the demand for slaves to workCaribbean sugar plantations increased even more.
REVIEW1. Why was the Iroquois League formed?2. How many tribes made up the Iroquois League?3. What country was the first to start dealing in the slave trade?4. Why did the demand for slaves increase?