Jessica Whittemore Jessica has taught junior high history and college seminar courses. She has a master’s degree mining education.
This lesson explores the history of the Andes and Pampas region of South America. It explains how Spanish colonization and the rule of the Criollos has shaped the region’s culture and politics of today. Andes and Pampas Living in the United States, we’re accustomed to hearing about regions. For instance, when Mining say I live in the Northeast, fellow Americans can probably surmise I reside in a place with snowy winters.
They might not be able to guess my exact state, but if given a chance between Pennsylvania and Florida, I’m guessing they’ll choose the right answer.
The Argentinian Pampas
Like us, other continents pampas use regions to classify areas. Today, we’re going to discuss one such region as we dive into the history, culture, and politics of the Andes and Pampas, a region way to our south that encompasses much of western and southern South America. Despite the fact that the And and Pampas go together like pampas butter and jelly in most discussions of South America, there are some real differences between the two.
First of all, they have striking differences in geography. For instance, the Andes Mountains are a huge mountain chain. Very opposite from the rugged Andes are the Pampas. Keeping things mining, the Pampas are the grasslands of South America. These famous grasslands cover parts of Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.