What Foods Did The Ancient Americans Eat? | 1491 | Absolute History

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Maize from Mesoamerica, Potatoes from the Andes, biodiversity of the Amazon, Camus from the Plains, seal hunting of the Arctic, whale hunting of the NW Coast, Bison jumps, and Fishing weirs. These are the foods that powered the Indigenous Peoples of The Americas throughout history before the arrival of the Europeans.
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Steves Sann
Steves Sann 4 aylar önce
I'm more curious about what Europeans ate before Native American agriculture was introduced to them? Like Italy without tomatoes, Ireland without potatoes, corn or beans.
Patrick3183 4 aylar önce
Grains and meat
Lakrids Pibe
Lakrids Pibe 4 aylar önce
Wheat, rye, oat, barley, millet, chickpeas, lentils, broad beans, cabbage, turnips, carrots, onions, garlic, buckwheat, apples....
cupsof love
cupsof love 4 aylar önce
​@Lakrids Pibe ❤
Steves Sann
Steves Sann 4 aylar önce
@Lakrids Pibe Interesting. I need to look up some old timey recipes for those foods. I wonder how nutritious they were
Darkstar 1999
Darkstar 1999 4 aylar önce
You might take a look at the Tudor Monastery Farm series. I found it fascinating, but then I liked all the BBC historic farm series.
Mike Skelly
Mike Skelly 4 aylar önce
I'm guessing some egyptian baker used some stale beer to make his flat bread and was amazed to find it had puffed up into a sponge like mass. Not one to waste food, he baked it anyway and liked the result enough to keep doing it, and the practice spread...
Scott Abernethy
Scott Abernethy 4 aylar önce
There's a recently developed theory that people's such as the Egyptians invented beer first as a source of calories and nutrients and that bread was somehow developed later.
Fidel Angel
Fidel Angel 4 aylar önce
As mexican I feel very proud of my native ancestry. We are still here.
Kyle 4 aylar önce
Love this 1491 series
Person on the internet
Person on the internet 3 aylar önce
Is there a conversation being had around the fact that humans are finally aware of the fact that whales are self-aware, sentient beings with complex cultures & social relationships? Because that changes things.
SikanderG 4 aylar önce
This history would be more interesting if it wasn't all glorification of indigenous cultures.
StopFear 4 aylar önce
I understand what you mean, but if you actually watch the documentary where are they “glorified”. The only thing I can tell in the intro is the narrator speaks on behalf of what seems to be all native Americans when he says “we were this” and “we were that”. But since the facts presented are not false then there is no basis for complaint.
Kal El
Kal El 4 aylar önce
well you have to know where you get all your favorite stuff from and it originates.
eggcluck 3 aylar önce
@StopFear Except that discoveries of skeletal remains of Pilipino descent with weapon damage found in North America older than Native American sites has led to a theory that there were people there before the native Americans, who killed them when they arrived.
Jjunieholic 4 aylar önce
I read it as ‘What Fools Did the Ancient Americans Eat?’ and immediately thought which of my dumbest coworkers would I eat first…..
Khaos Ssssss
Khaos Ssssss 4 aylar önce
I like the way that you think. 😁
Helen Bartoszek
Helen Bartoszek 4 aylar önce
Is maize the same or similar to corn?
Kal El
Kal El 4 aylar önce
the actual cannibals were ancient europeans, that stuff was super popular on that side of the planet. with the only food native to europe being broccoli i cant blame them : P
Lets Go Flying
Lets Go Flying 4 aylar önce
the learners taught the teachers who teach the learners.
Brad Richards
Brad Richards 2 aylar önce
They ate cage free organic food only.
Hal Verde
Hal Verde 4 aylar önce
Anything they could possibly stuff in their pie-holes! That's not history but a what is to this day!
Donovan Dawkins
Donovan Dawkins 23 gün önce
Kerr MacKenna
Kerr MacKenna 4 aylar önce
StopFear 4 aylar önce
Very strange narration method, but ok.
lakpak 4 aylar önce
bruh the music in the beginning is so annoying
doris leyba
doris leyba 4 aylar önce
"they" certainly don't look like the drawings and paintings found, of 14th-15 century maps/books - there is a difference bet. Aboriginal & Native or do you mean Before the washing of Facts and Truth 🤔😒
StopFear 4 aylar önce
There are actual authentic Aztec scripts which were preserved and are now kept in Mexico as well as outside of Mexico. Historians know very well which ones may have been made by catholic monks and which were pre-Columbus. Of course the Spanish destroyed a lot but those that were saved are proven to be authentic not only because scientists can easily tell which of them are older but also because they also correspond to the stone carvings made by Aztecs. Plus a lot of them correspond to mayan art.
Rustydog Rustydog
Rustydog Rustydog 4 aylar önce
‘They’ weren’t black. Stop trying to claim every culture except your own. 😂
Patty 4 aylar önce
Indigenous people did not wear white robes. They were given clothes after being colonized. The wardrobe department dropped the ball on this one.
StopFear 4 aylar önce
That isn’t true. You can see Aztec scripts where they are depicted in various cloth. It is all documented . They had cotton and mostly women spent a lot of time weaving cloth.
Patty 4 aylar önce
@StopFearPeople with a high status may have worn some ceremonial clothes but not the regular people because it just wasn't practical. It still isn't. Look at the few indigenous tribes that still exist, they wear belts and feather accessories at most but no clothing. A child wearing a robe or a skirt specially in the length that appears in the video is just not accurate. Also the level of whiteness is too much. They didn't have bleach. You cannot have anything that white, living in the jungle, when you mostly sit on dirt and rub against trees.
Vincent Shadowfriend
Vincent Shadowfriend 4 aylar önce
@Patty That's...that's not accurate at all. Bleach is a chemical invention that's fairly late to the fabric game. Bleaching was done via laying the textile out on grass or other greenery on a sunny day. The chlorophyll in the plants would create a bleaching effect as the water evaporated, combined with the UV from the sun. This practice was continued for centuries--just Google for "bleaching greens," especially in Ireland. Also, it's down to the availability of plant fibres. Central America had cotton; other indigenous peoples don't. It's like assuming that no one ate fish because you're pointing to an example of a land-locked people. This also erases the other plant and animal fibres that could (and were!) be used to make cloth across the Americas. If you're interested, I can highly recommend 'The Fabric of Civilisation' by Virginia Postrel as a good starting point to learn more!
Patty 4 aylar önce
@Vincent Shadowfriend Thank you for the info. I will definitely look it up. I still have a hard time with the image of an indigenous boy in a bright white long skirt in the middle of the jungle. I would have the same hard time dressing a little boy in white clothing and sending him off to play in the garden in 2023 in a suburb in America. Have you ever had to wash red dirt off any type of clothing? You might as well throw the clothes out after using them cause the stains will not come off. I could understand red cloth or brown on a little boy but not white. (I 've just realized that having to wash clothes by hand has scared me for life).
Vincent Shadowfriend
Vincent Shadowfriend 4 aylar önce
@Patty I admit that I'm not 100% on the fit of the outfits they've got him in, but yep, things got shockingly white in centuries past! I actually study domestic history alongside textile/fashion history, and come to the conclusion that every culture has developed ideal systems for keeping their clothing clean. It's also about what you're used to, really--we are comfortable in jeans and whatnot, but put them on a person from 200 years ago, and they'd think it was the worst thing ever invented. Same reason why actresses complain (nonsensically) about the horribleness of wearing corsets, they're just not used to it. Much like today, however, they wouldn't choose to keep wearing something that was gross or dirty; the notion that people in the past were gross and stinky is a holdover from Victorian exceptionalism. White clothing plays a huge part in Aztec society, too: There's a story of a famous traitor that betrays the Aztecs to the Spanish, and she was recognised by her white dress, which was customary to her tribe that had enmity with the Aztec. (I also just realised that I'm logged into my husband's account, lordt the confusing notifications he's getting lol)
patti. autocad
patti. autocad 3 aylar önce
Patrick3183 4 aylar önce
We’re all indigenous to the EARTH. We all share a small planet. Nobody was “here first”
Steves Sann
Steves Sann 4 aylar önce
Some peoples are better adapted to certain climates, terrain, and locations though
Tony Thornton
Tony Thornton 4 aylar önce
I ain’t buying it.
Jesse Ling
Jesse Ling 4 aylar önce
Plants and animals
MeteorSage 4 aylar önce
No pos si
IgneousExtrusive 4 aylar önce
You forgot a kingdom there
Lyubov Andreou
Lyubov Andreou 4 aylar önce
And seafood
Hey im Lithuanian
Hey im Lithuanian 4 aylar önce
​@Lyubov Andreou seafood is still animals
Uncle Charlie🔧
Uncle Charlie🔧 4 aylar önce
And fungi mushrooms 🍄
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