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The Exploration of Amerigo Vespucci

Amerigo Vespucci was a famous explorer from the 1400s, he was Christopher Colombus's best friend he even helped him discover America which is why America is named after him. Amerigo is mostly famous for his own discovery for land in Spain.
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Carson Powell

on 12 October 2012

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By: Carson Powell, Tori Bartholomew, Danielle Hardeee Amerigo Vespucci Hello I'm Amerigo Vespucci, I was born on March 9, 1451 in Florence Italy.
I was also considered very smart and did well in school growing up, but I could never my life started. My first voyage was with my friend Christopher Colombus in 1497. I was the first to discover Rio de Janeiro and South America. In 1507 America was named after me because I was the co-founder. My most famous discovery was when I found Rio de Janeiro on May 14, 1501. While I was there I met the Indigenous people things didnt go well when we had first met. A member of my crew was the first to attack the Indigenous people, all I did was sit on the ship and watched the horrific attack. My men killed many of the tribes men and took the women and children as hostage. When things had started to calm down I had freed the Indigenous people we agreed peace and taught each other different methods. I taught them about technology and different practices we did in Europe. They taught us how to hunt and find food. I stayed with the Indigenous people
for four weeks and things were peaceful,
thankfully they forgave us for killing
most of the tribes men.
After all my famous discoverys I was
rewarded with fame and fortune so I
moved to Spain and became a citizen
there and was named pilot major.
February 22, 1512 I died of Malaira
in Seville, Spain. I was nearly a month
away from turning 58. My name is Ajala I was gathering berrys in the woods when Amerigo Vespucci's wooden fruit showed up by the shore line near my village.
Women in children hid in the woods while the men of our Indigenous people were murdered, eventually we were also caught and held hostage but Amerigo taught us things about Europe and the outside world. Traditions: We had Ritual cereomonies involving special sacred sights, song cycles accompanied by dance, and body painting when there was; death, birth, war, and a date of importance. Even sports would be involved in some of our holidays mainly locross and soccer. Clothing: Usually the Indigenous people wear nothing unless there is a war or celebration. But other times we wear skirts, pants, long shirts, and dresses made of animal furs. Religion: Like most Natives the Indigenous people believed there were different gods who controled different parts of the earth, but the Indigenous had different names for these gods. Amerigo was very kind to all of us, he talked about his adverntures so he immeditly seemed amazing. Amerigo had even taught the people of my tribe things about the world outside of ours, he told us about Italy. Amerigo had even taught us about childbirth practice, marriage, and the life in Europe. Positive Effects: The Indigenous people learned about the world and the practices Amwerigo taught them actualy helped them if they were ill.
Negative Effects: Many natives did die, the pollution became larger because of bruning fabrics and wood. The population increased and Indians were forced to leave.
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