What is a native name for explorers?
The native origin of the name of Peru is uncertain. It may derive from the local word for a river (biru), or from a place-name (pelu), or from the name of a native chieftain (Beru). It is certain that it comes from a local native American language, corrupted slightly in the mouths of early Spanish explorers..
What were some of the reasons the European explorers had such a disregard for the native American population of the new world?
Explorers: * Vasco da Gama is a Brazilian soccer team named after the Portuguese explorer of the same name. Native American tribes: * Logo of the University of North Dakota is the Fighting Sioux. * Logo of Florida State University is the Seminole. * Ice Hockey's Chicago Blackhawks Other teams which have mascots that relate to Native Americans include: * Washington Redskins * Cleveland Indians * Atlanta Braves * Kansas City Chiefs
Early French explorers met the Illinois tribe and tried to communicate with them without any clear understanding of their language. When they asked the name of a major river, the natives said ouabouskigou, which the French did not understand and the nearest they could pronounce it was "oubache". The meaning of the native word is unknown - it may not even be the name of the river, but some comment about the French explorers! Later…