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Orellana"s discovery of the Amazon river

Muller, Richard

Orellana"s discovery of the Amazon river

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Published by Editorial Jouvin in Guayaquil, Ecuador .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Amazon River
    • Subjects:
    • Orellana, Francisco de, d. ca. 1546.,
    • Amazon River -- Discovery and exploration.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Dr. Richard Muller.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF2546 .M85
      The Physical Object
      Pagination79 p.
      Number of Pages79
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6354891M
      LC Control Number37015580
      OCLC/WorldCa5349769

      He was able to defend himself against the charges, in part because he had asked the would-be mutineers to sign Orellanas discovery of the Amazon river book to the effect that they did not allow him to return upstream to aid Pizarro. The Captain asked if these women were numerous: the Indian said that they were, and that he knew by name seventy villages, and named them before those of us who were there present, and that he had been in several of them… The Captain asked him how, not being married and there being no man residing among them, they became pregnant: he said that these Indian women consorted with Indian men at times, and, when that desire came to them, they assembled a great horde of warriors and went off to make war on a very great overlord whose residence is not far from that [i. Instead, it encountered angry natives, hunger, insects, and flooded rivers. The first 'modern' scientific exploration of the Amazon region was by the great Prussian naturalist Alexander Von Humboldt, often called the last 'universal man', whose ambitious aim was to discover "the laws which wind a uniting bond round a multitude of isolated fact".

      With his charter in hand, he went looking for funding but found it difficult to lure investors to his cause. After participating with Francisco Pizarro in the conquest of Peru inOrellana moved to Guayaquil and was named governor of that area in After Von Humboldt and Bonpland, came a number of scientific explorers and adventurers. Joining Pizarro Orellana came to the New World while still a young man and met with Pizarro's expedition to Peru, where he was among the Spaniards who overthrew the mighty Inca Empire.

      The fissure created a raised highland along the east coast of South America, which tilted the Amazon's flow, sending water and sediment rushing toward the center of the continent [image]. On February 11,the Napo emptied into a larger River: the Amazon. Francisco de Orellana's expedition down the Amazon River, American engraving, This may be, in part, because the mouth of the Amazon is so huge over miles across that early explorers navigating the Atlantic coastline of South America simply didn't recognize the mouth of the river as a river!


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Orellana"s discovery of the Amazon river by Muller, Richard Download PDF Ebook

During one skirmish, the Spanish even saw women fighting: they assumed these were the legendary Amazons who had come to fight alongside their vassals. The expedition made its way downriver to the Atlantic, then up the coast to Margarita Island off the coast of Venezuela.

Orellana's exploration produced an international issue. Francisco de Orellana descended the main course of the Amazon from the Ecuadoran and Peruvian Andes to the Atlantic in — He is most famous in Ecuador, which is proud of its role in history as the place from which the famed expedition departed.

He was able to defend himself against Orellanas discovery of the Amazon river book charges, Orellanas discovery of the Amazon river book part because he had asked the would-be mutineers to sign documents to the effect that they did not allow him to return upstream to aid Pizarro.

Pizarro left Quito in February just before Orellana arrived with his Orellanas discovery of the Amazon river book men and horses.

Other introduced diseases like malaria and yellow fever also took their toll. Because the Spanish crown was involved in controversy with Portugal over the ownership of the area, it could provide him with only some assistance but no official support.

The Captain asked if these women were numerous: the Indian said that they were, and that he knew by name seventy villages, and named them before those of us who were there present, and that he had been in several of them… The Captain asked him how, not being married and there being no man residing among them, they became pregnant: he said that these Indian women consorted with Indian men at times, and, when that desire came to them, they assembled a great horde of warriors and went off to make war on a very great overlord whose residence is not far from that [i.

Today, Orellana is remembered for his journey of exploration and little else. The first 'modern' scientific exploration of the Amazon region was by the great Prussian naturalist Alexander Von Humboldt, often called the last 'universal man', whose ambitious aim was to discover "the laws which wind a uniting bond round a multitude of isolated fact".

Lee] Here Carvajal describes an early encounter his starving band had with the Indians: At the end of two leagues of advancing down the river we saw coming up the river to look over and reconnoiter the land four canoes filled with Indians, and, when they saw us, they turned about at great speed, giving the alarm, in such a manner that in less than a quarter of an hour we heard in the villages many drums that were calling the country to arms, because they are heard from very far off and are so well attuned that they have their bass and tenor and treble; and at once the Captain ordered the companions who were at the oars to row with all speed, so that we might arrive at the first village before the natives had gathered together; and so it was that at very great haste we began to move on, and we arrived at the village where the Indians were all waiting to defend and guard their homes, and the Captain commanded that in very good order they [i.

The Captain asked him if these women were married: the Indian said they were not. An official expedition was sent from the United States to Amazonia in the midth century; in in Washington, D.

Most Read. Great rivers deserve great stories, and the Amazon, greatest of all rivers, has many amazing stories to tell. He seems to have been a relative of the conqueror of Peru, Francisco Pizarro; and this sanguinary connection, combined with opportunities for glory and wealth, may have provided the impetus for him to emigrate to the New World around Eventually his fellow rebels deserted him, and two of them dispatched him with arquebuses.

While coasting towards Guiana the brigs were separated until reunited at Nueva Cadiz on Cubagua island off the coast of Venezuela. After leaving the village on the Napo, Orellana continued downstream to the Amazon. The conquistadors slogged around the dense South American jungle for several months, their condition worsening.

Their best known accomplishment other than prodigious collections of specimens and extensive notes on landscapes and natural history in Amazonia was to prove the existence of a water connection, the famous Canal or Rio Cassiquiare, between the Amazon and Orinoco river systems.

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A fascinating sideline to these accounts is the fact that the Indian Orellanas discovery of the Amazon river book along the Amazon was apparently very large at the time of the first European exploration.

About million years ago, during the middle of the Cretaceous Period when dinosaurs still walked the Earth, the continents of South America and Africa broke apart. Learn More in these related Britannica articles:. The Captain asked him about how they lived: the Indian replied [first] that, as he had already said, they were off in the interior of the land and that he had been there many times and had seen their customs and mode of living, for as their vassal he was in the habit of going there to carry the tribute whenever the overlord sent him.

Along the Orellanas discovery of the Amazon river book, Orellana and Pizarro were separated. Theirs would be the greater glory. After a fight, he provides the following details: I want it to be known what the reason was why these Indians defended themselves in this manner.

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