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Hello, I need to do a project on chickens during the columbian exchange.  I have to write a monologue from the perspective of a native american.  Any help, resources, and knowledge would be truly appreciated.

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I can't help you on the perspective of a Native North American. However, you may want to mention that Polynesians brought chickens to the western hemisphere long before Europeans did. South American natives had as many breeds of chickens as did Europe by the time of discovery.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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Great, thanks!
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The history books obscenely paint over the atrocities done to various Native tribes by Columbus, including genociding an entire tribe. The most notable European import of that time was complete destruction - something that still goes on today. Invasive plants and animals wiping out the natural ecosystem that sustained this land longer than we have any living record of any more (in part because the Arawak had the lovely choice between having their hands cut off and tied around their necks, general torture, or committing suicide to avoid the plethora of ways Columbus and his men liked to torture them). 

 

One of Columbus' crew later became a priest to try and atone.

 

Here's some literature to start you off:

 

http://rapidcityjournal.com/now/today/rcj/top-atrocities-committed-by-christopher-columbus/collection_76ebb2b8-f63d-11e3-a137-001a4bcf887a.html

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/10/14/8-myths-and-atrocities-about-christopher-columbus-and-columbus-day-151653

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This article backs up what Chicken Canoe stated:

http://www.science20.com/news/did_chickens_reach_america_before_columbus

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