4. Benin figurine of a Portuguese soldier from the6. Sixteenth- or seventeenth-century Spanish silverseventeenth century. This brass figure would havereal. Spain minted enormous quantities of Ameri-been kept on an altar or on the roof of the royalcan silver; much of it was shipped to Manila, wherepalace of Benin.it was exchanged for Asian luxury goods.275INLy SVL ToSource: ORMN-Grand PalaisArt Resource, NY.Sources: (2] John E. Worth, ‘Account of the Northern Conquest and Discovery ofHernando de Soto by Rodrigo Rangel,” trans. John E. Worth, in Lawrence A. Clayton etal, eds, The De Sale Chronkies: The Expedition of Hernando de Sato to North AmericaSource: @ The Trustees of the British Museum/Art Resource, NY.in 1539-1513 (University of Alabama Press, 1993), 59; (3] Filippo Pigaletta, A Repart ofthe Kingdom of Conga, trans. Margarite Hutchinson (London: John Murray, 1851).117-119.5. Sixteenth-century Portuguese coin made fromAfrican gold. Before the discovery of the Americas,half of the Old World’s gold came from sub-ANALYZING THE EVIDENCESaharan Africa.1. What can you infer about cultural values among Missis-sipplan peoples from source 1? About the cultural valuesof the Spanish and Portuguese from sources 5 and 6?What can’t you infer from these objects?2. How does de Soto describe the native peoples heencounters in Florida (source 2)? How does that com-pare to the traits of the African kingdoms that Lopezcomments upon in source 3? Why might the kingOFFIBof Sofala prefer a Portuguese alliance to subjectionto Monomotapa?3. What does source 4 suggest about Benin relations withthe PortuguesePUTTING IT ALL TOGETHERWhat do these sources tell us about the ways Native Ameri-cans, Europeans, and Africans thought about themselves,perceived one another, and capitalized on cross-culturalexchanges as they came into sustained contact? Write ashort essay that considers the connection between theimpulses of warfare and commerce, which appear againand again in contact settings.Source: O The Trustees of the British Museum/Art Resource, NY.27
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