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A Southwestern Indian Culture Among Us Today: The Hopi Indians

- A Southwestern Indian Culture Among Us Today: The Hopi Indians Did you know that the Ancient Indian people of the Southwestern United States have dated back to the year 10,000 BC. First appearing toward the end of the last Ice Age, they were the first “Americans.” (Noble, 1998) When Christopher Columbus arrived in the America’s in 1492 and seeing the people of this land for the first time, he thought that he had landed in India, thus giving them the name “Indians.” (Noble, 1998) However, he was nowhere near India, or that region of the world....   [tags: Hopi Indians southwestern united states]

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Southwestern American Cuisine

- Growing up, spicy foods weren’t one of my favorite flavor profiles in dishes. I tend to avoid such cuisines that use bold spices and ingredients such as curries and moles, and “jerk” anything. As my palate became more advance I am now able to tolerate a little heat and kick with my food. Speaking of which, the cuisine of the southwest region of the United States has really become one of my favorite cuisines. The flavors are bold, the use of indigenous ingredients and the cultural blends make its food what it is....   [tags: cooking, food, tex-mex]

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The Anasazi Culture of The Southwestern United States

- Anasazi of the southwestern Untied States begin as hunter-gathers around 6500 B.C.E in the four corner regions Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. These archaic Indians leaned to survive in a semi-arid environment with variable rain fall, and temperatures that range 32 degrees Fahrenheit to 102 degrees with 60 degree fluctuations in one day. The Anasazi culture not only survived in this hostile environment they flourished, and evolved many adaptations such as flood plain farming, advanced irrigation systems, storage of subsistence, diverse cropping systems, and when all else failed migration....   [tags: archaic indians, deforestation, drought]

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Southwestern Ohio Steel Company

- Southwestern Ohio Steel Company Southwestern Ohio Steel Limited Partnership (SOSLP) was considered to be one of the industry leaders in technology and service. SOSLP sells to approximately 500 customers, twenty five of which produces about two-thirds of the company's sales. Dan Wilson, vice president of sales at SOSLP, had recently received a letter from Matworks requesting SOSLP to provide sponsorship for an upcoming Matworks annual sales meeting. Dan needed to decide if providing sponsorship was feasible keeping in mind that Matworks had been a long standing customer of SOSLP while also knowing that gifts were no longer a custom in the steel industry....   [tags: Business Ohio Steel Company Essays]

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Southwestern European Nationalism

- Southwestern European Nationalism Nationalism is an ideology that differs from nation to nation. It is the idea that molds nations into what they become. It's the idea that helps define territories and places. The nations that will be most concentrated on in this paper will be from Southeastern Europe. Nationalism in these countries will then be compared to the definition of nationalism that Ernest Renan gives in his famous essay "What is a nation?" Nationalism is a rather recent development in the human social formation....   [tags: Papers]

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The Himba of Southwestern Africa and the Implications of the Nation State

- The Himba of Southwestern Africa and the Implications of the Nation State For over five centuries, the Himba people have breathed the “hot and filmy” air of the Earth’s oldest desert, raising fat, prosperous herds of livestock in a shrewd network of grazing lands, and honoring their ancestors through ancient sacred fires and venerated grave sites (Crandall). Anthropologists suppose “the Himba's [ancestral] firelight has been flickering . . . since the 1600s, when they arrived as part of the great Bantu migrations from the north” (Salopek)....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Papua New Guinea: Religion, Tradition and the Ensuing Violence

- ... This lack of connection to the “real” world might be part of the reason that they are so detached from civilized practices. One journalists attempts to explain that “in their realities, some untouched by outside influence until only a couple of short-lived generations ago, enduring tradition widely resists the notion that natural causes, disease, accident or recklessness might be responsible for a death” (Chandler). Further shocking, they hold steady to the premise that black magic is the culprit....   [tags: Southwestern Pacific countries]

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A Brief Look at the Yoruba People

- In Southwestern Nigeria there is an ethnic group of people known as the Yoruba. This culture is found in other areas of Africa such as Togo, Sierra Leone and Liberia. In these countries their group is known by different names such as Anago, Tsha, Ife and Aku (Yoruba Online). Through archaeological excavation in Oyo and Ife, it is thought that the Yoruba people originated between the years of 800 and 1000 AD from the Middle East (p. 13 Drewal, Henry John, John Pemberton, Rowland Abiodun, and Allen Wardwell.)....   [tags: Southwestern Nigeria ethnic groups]

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Illegal Immigration in the United States

- It has been an on-going battle that seems to lead merely to failure. The southwestern states in particular have been struggling with the illegal crossing of the American border by its counter parts to the south. When main stream media broadcasts television shows on a daily basis of hundreds if not thousands of illegal aliens crossing the border every day, it is hard not to believe we are fighting a losing battle. With the technology that America has available today, the majority of Americans ask how we continue to struggle with this conflict....   [tags: unfair deportation, southwestern border crossing]

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Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

- After the engaged combat experiences of both the battle of Molino del Ray and Chapultepec, of which ended both in significant triumphs ascribed to America; Ulysses S. Grant spent time in meaningful reflection assessing the experiences in which he ascertained from these two distinct conflicts and his holistic Mexican War experiences. Grant’s concluding learned experiences were that these two war conflicts should have never been engaged by American forces and could have been championed utilizing an alternative battle strategy in which the Mexican soldiers would be outflanked an approach of which would have forced them to relinquish their military positions ending in a more peaceful American vi...   [tags: biblical education, theological institution]

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My Opinion On Southeastern Louisiana University

- It is normal to see students prepare for their future. After graduating from college, many students will search for a job. Previously, graduating from the college was enough to get students a well-paid job. However, because of the increasing number of students graduating every year and struggling economy, less jobs are available. Therefore, most companies hire employees based on work experience. That is why; many colleges have started giving students with career-related working opportunities and advance knowledge of the material that these students study....   [tags: Knowledge, University, Employment, Epistemology]

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The Use of Coining in Southeastern Asian Cultures

- In Southeastern Asian cultures, coining is a common home remedy used to relieve colds, headaches, and pain. Coining involve using a coin with balm oil to rub repeatedly on skin causing bruising (Nguyen, 1985). In Western medicine, coining is not view as a health benefit, but as health care providers, it is important to interject different beliefs from patients in which we are caring for. According to my grandma, coining is an effective home treatment that has been passed on for many generations....   [tags: western medicine, balm oil, skin]

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Southeastern Native American Literature

- Southeastern Native American Literature Native American literature from the Southeastern United States is deeply rooted in the oral traditions of the various tribes that have historically called that region home. While the tribes most integrally associated with the Southeastern U.S. in the American popular mind--the FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole)--were forcibly relocated to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma) from their ancestral territories in the American South, descendents of those tribes have created compelling literary works that have kept alive their tribal identities and histories by incorporating traditional themes and narrative elemen...   [tags: Native Americans Literature papers]

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Southeastern Creek Indians

- Southeastern Creek Indians By the 17th century the Muscoggee members migrated from west of the Mississippi to inhabit the areas of Georgia and Alabama were English traders first encountered the Muscoggee. The English called them Creeks; it appears that they lived in by the creeks and streams of Alabama in addition to Georgia. Creek Nation was the most powerful Indian political unit in North America with the exception of the Iroquois Confederacy of upper New York. In the early 18th century the Muscoggee nation consisted an estimated ten thousand people including more than three thousand warriors....   [tags: World Cultures]

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Naive Art: Southern United States and Balkans Region of Southeastern Europe

- While folk art is unique to it's individual cultures we can't help but recognize running themes in subject, style, and feel. From these groups comes a remarkably rich and unique collection of music, food, holidays, arts and crafts, and literature. Naïve Art could simply be classified as folk art, but is distinctly the work of untrained, or rather, self taught artists, many of whom are capable of creating the most evocative and relatable scenes with tools as simple as matchsticks and mud. Contributions from religion, climate, agriculture, politics, and nationality affect these artists, and there is an undeniable congruence in the rich (often naturally derived) color choices, distorted or fant...   [tags: folk art, culture, religion, Rabuzin, creativity]

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Some Insight on the Trinovantes

- The Trinovantes The present paper aims to provide insight into the southeastern British tribe known as the Trinovantes. The essay begins with the Trinovantes first interaction with Rome and concludes at the height of the tribe’s power, under the ruler Cunobelin. Research has been conducted through an investigation of important historical figures in southeastern Britain during the aforementioned time period and their relation to the Trinovantes. This research has been done primarily, through the consultation of scholarly sources....   [tags: southeastern British tribes]

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The State of Southeastern Conference and Seventh-day Adventist within the Church and Religious Group Industry

- The State of Southeastern Conference and Seventh-day Adventist within the Church and Religious Group Industry Industry Identification “About 270,000 religious congregations in the US have combined annual revenue of $80 billion. Slightly more than 50 percent of Americans belong to a religious congregation. In terms of membership, the largest faiths in the US are Catholic (about 25 percent of the population); Baptist (16 percent); Methodist (7 percent); Lutheran (5 percent); Presbyterian (3 percent); Pentecostal (2 percent); and Episcopalian (2 percent)....   [tags: Religious Industry Research]

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Influenced by Land and Man: Willa Cather and Catherine Porter, Writers of the Southwest

- ... The Southwestern culture is one tied closely to the myth and magic of the land. The merciless nature of the land has also brought the same attitude to the natives. The culture of the southwest is a culture centered around death. When Baltazar kills an Indian boy for spilling soup, the Acoma people decide a line has been crossed and retribution is necessary. They throw him over the cliff where they throw their refuse and broken things. This is meant to show that although he once served a purpose, he is also something in their society that is broken beyond repair....   [tags: landscape, culture, natives, settlers]

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The Kingdom of Cambodia Cultural Profile

- Cambodia is officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia is situated in the southern Asia, in the southern part of the Indonesian Peninsula, bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east, and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest. In Cambodia the dominant religion is Buddhism and it is very important in the culture, religion is an important factor and influences in a high degree on the culture. Besides he Cambodian culture is known to be traditional and based on honouring their ancestors and living life with honesty, humility and kindness....   [tags: Southeastern developing countries]

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Southeast Asia, Just Think Of A Desert

- To describe Southwestern Asia, just think of a desert. Vegetation, grass, or forests is very limited in Southwestern Asia, however, rocks, mountains, plateaus, and wide river valley would be easier to see. The lack of vegetation is due to the tectonic plate of the African, Arabian, and Eurasian plates. The collision of these plate bring forth some of the highest mountains: the Taurus, Zagros, and Elburz in Turkey and Iran. Two tectonic plates also widen the Red Sea. Earthquakes are common in this region where large quantities of rock fall into the Earth’s crust trapping oil and natural gas....   [tags: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran]

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New Mexico: A People of Many Cultures

- If one were to order Chile Relleno at most restaurants in the Eastern part of the United States, one will usually find a cheese stuffed bell pepper on his plate, instead of the long, tasty green chile every Southwesterner would expect. While remaining generally a mystery to other areas of the U.S., green and red chile are staples in many southwestern homes -especially in New Mexico. The New Mexican cuisine is just one aspect of its distinct culture; the food, personalities, art, and vast, beautiful region are all uniquely enchanted (as the State slogan suggests)....   [tags: native americans, tribes, spanish ranches]

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Interior Design

- “When it comes to interior design styles, give yourself the permission to think outside the box. There are so many wonderful ways to define who you are by creating a magnificent living space. Allow yourself to be creative. Be stylish. And when I say outside the box, I don’t necessarily mean go crazy, I simply suggest you take some steps to create the type of home that you really want or that your client is asking you to create” (Yule 1). Looking into interior design there are many elements that contribute to the way people view the room or area, such as the color, flooring, furniture, fabrics, and accessories in every room....   [tags: housing, living space]

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History of the Colorado River

- INTRODUCTION According to tree ring scientists from the University of Arizona in Tuscon, the Colorado River went through a six decade long drought during the mid-1100s. This drought was longer than any other drought know to the region. The Colorado River is essential to the American Southwest, draining into about 242,000 square miles of land to include seven U.S. states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicted in a recent report that the Southwestern U.S....   [tags: Environment]

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Terrorism and the Economy

- Many investigations and research have been done in an effort to discover and defend against terrorism. Through my research I have discovered a plethora of literature that confirms this notion. This review will focus primarily on two different aspects that work coherently to frame the big picture of our nation’s Achilles’ heel, better known as the southwestern border. These two aspects are: Muslim extremist targeted recruits and how the United States economy is intertwined. The selection of literature that I have compiled is contextually different, because they are used for various other reasons....   [tags: Terrorism]

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The Water Supply of Florida

- The water supply of Florida is important for a number of reasons. But it is crucial because it not only helped develop human society but it is also continually sustaining it. There are a number of phases and processes that take place to make this happen. There are numerous stages that take place simultaneously in the hydrologic cycle and this includes evaporation. This is when the water alters from a liquid state into a gas. The damp air from the water rises into the atmosphere and when it cools, the vapor condenses and shapes into clouds....   [tags: hydrologic cycle, aquifers, irrigation system]

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AT&T Stock Basis

- The Basics of Basis To really understand the difficulties behind researching stock basis, you must first learn how to compute basic stock basis. The cost basis of any investment is simply what you paid for it, including any fees and commissions. However, complications arise when there have been changes to the stock. These changes include stock splits, stock dividends, reinvested dividends and capital distributions, as well as changes made to the structure of the company. The following paragraphs will outline the basic methods allowed by the IRS for figuring cost basis, the history behind AT&T, and the computation of cost basis for AT&T Corp....   [tags: INvestment, Fees, Comission, Stocks]

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The Colorado River

- One of the largest geographic physical structures in the United States is the Colorado River. Human activity and its interaction with this great river have an interesting history. The resources provided by the river have been used by humans, and caused conflict for human populations as well. One of these conflicts is water distribution, and the effects drought conditions have played in this distribution throughout the southwestern region. Major cities such as Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego, and other communities in the southwest depend on the river....   [tags: Geography, Physical Structure, United States]

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The Santa Fe Grill : Marketing Strategy Design And Marketing Situation Analysis

- Question 1 The Santa Fe Grill is a relatively new Mexican restaurant that was started by two former business students from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. The idea sparked after the two roommates who were both interested in pursuing entrepreneurial interests decided that a Mexican restaurant in their city would be highly successful. While taking an entrepreneur class at the University, the plan for the business began coming together. Their main focus was to create a restaurant that would feature the freshest ingredients, as well as a lively atmosphere, cutting edge advertising and marketing, plus exceptional service for customers....   [tags: Marketing, Customer service, Entrepreneurship]

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A Look Inside Native Americans' High Rates of Obesity and Diabetes

- ... This shelf…connected Alaska and Siberia…and it trafficked…in plants, animals, and people." There is, however, much debate as to when the first Asian peoples migrated to North America. Modern research has revealed that during the height of the last ice age, northeastern Siberia was uninhabitable both for plants and animals, and therefore people, until about 20,000 years before the present time (BP) when global warming began and the glaciers began to recede. Since there is no evidence that people lived in northeast Siberia before the last ice age, this is the earliest date accepted by most scientists who study the subject of when people first migrated to North America....   [tags: meidcal history, social tendencies]

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Comparisons between Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Katrina

- ... Coast Guard and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Manuel, 2013). Though fatalities were low in comparison to Hurricane Katrina, according to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Sandy resulted in “the greatest number of U.S. direct fatalities related to a tropical cyclone outside of the southern states since Hurricane Agnes in 1972” (Blake, et al., 2013). Property Damage Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina caused over $200 billion worth of property damages total. This made Hurricane Katrina “the mostly costly hurricane to ever hit the United States” (Ahrens & Sampson, 2011)....   [tags: weather catastrophies]

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The Immigration Reform Of The United States

- In recent time, the topic of comprehensive immigration reform has once again found itself in the political spot light as the 2016 Presidential Election heats up. The quest to secure the border and address the estimated 12 million illegal aliens that currently reside within the US today continues as the focus of today’s voter continues to express a legitimate demand for immigration reform. Although for years it has been made apparent that the outrageous number of illegal immigrants and undocumented aliens continues to reside within the US, often times unchecked, the actions of administrations past and the exact plan for reform implementation remains out for debate....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, United States]

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Paradise Kitchens Marketing Plan From Appendix A

- A Review of Paradise Kitchens Marketing Plan From Appendix A Paradise Kitchens’ product line includes high-quality, single-serve frozen, easy to fix, and authentic Southwestern/Mexican foods available in the freezer section of certain grocery chains. Their target market is households with approximately one to three people. Often both adults in each household work and have yearly incomes typically averaging above $50,000 each. The households in their target market are generally more experienced, adventurous consumers of Southwestern/Mexican food who seek higher quality products....   [tags: Marketing, Target market, Target audience]

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Racial Segregation And Segregation Of Hispanic Americans

- After the Mexican-American war, most Hispanics living in the U.S. became American citizens in southwestern U.S. Although, the citizens were promised the protection of their rights, they were mistreated, racially categorized along the border, had fewer opportunities, and experienced segregation in schools. For instance, in the 1900, “Mexican enrollment was 17.3 percent, while Anglo enrollment was 38.9 percent.” (Guadalupe) This illustrates the racial disparity of Mexican Americans in southwestern U.S....   [tags: United States, Hispanic and Latino Americans]

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The Importance of Women and Weavin In the Greater Southwest

- The Importance of Women and Weavin In the Greater Southwest Throughout time, weaving, of both basketry and cloth, has had a tremendous impact on Southwestern cultures. Robert Graham, author and Southwest textile expert, has stated, "The most ancient historical and archaeological investigation demonstrate that textile was a highly developed art by the time writing began, and in many cultures before writing began" (Graham 23). Where written records are not available, decorations on structures and pottery show that the production of clothing encompassed a vast part of practically every Southwestern culture....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Abortion Should Not be Permitted

- “More than 95 per cent of all abortions are performed purely for convenience… 20 per cent are for genetic reason, and the other 75 per cent are purely elective” (Deem 2). Many people hear debates about abortion and ignore it, thinking that it definitely doesn’t apply to them. Well, it does. Thousands of babies are being killed every day, and people need to take action. If we continue to allow this monstrosity to happen, imagine what could come up in the future. Before we continue, let me define some vital terms (proceed to view powerpoint or note-board; define “Viability” “Roe v....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Pro-life]

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The Cruelty Of Animal Cruelty

- What is animal cruelty. This concept is the mental or physical pain which is inflicted upon animals, mostly by humans ("What is Animal Cruelty - Ontario SPCA" n.d.). This pain can be inflicted in two form including neglect or intentional harm. Neglect is when adequate and basic amenities are not met by pert owners and harm is when the owner is fully aware of the harm they are causing to the animals ("What is Animal Cruelty - Ontario SPCA" n.d.). Surprisingly, this cruelty is even present in North America and more and more cases of animal abuse are being discovered....   [tags: Domestic violence, Abuse, Violence]

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Deserts of the World

- Deserts of the World I have been presented with the task of researching deserts, hot & cold, where they are, what type they are and so on. I have therefore created the following graphs containing the information needed. Cold Deserts of the World The main form of precipitation in a cold desert is snow -- but only ten inches or less per year. Cold Deserts of the World Name Location Size Physical Features Some Plants & Animals Special Facts Atacama Coasts of Peruand Chile 54,000 mi2 140,000 km2 Covered by sand dunes and pebbles....   [tags: Papers]

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The Neo-Kantians and the 'Logicist' Definition of Number

- The Neo-Kantians and the 'Logicist' Definition of Number ABSTRACT: The publication of Russell's The Principles of Mathematics (1903) and Couturat's Les principes des mathematiques (1905) incited several prominent neo-Kantians to make up their mind about the logicist program. In this paper, I shall discuss the critiques presented by the following neo-Kantians: Paul Natorp, Ernst Cassirer and Jonas Cohn. They argued that Russell's attempt to deduce the number concept from the class concept is a petitio principii....   [tags: Mathematics Math Mathematical Papers]

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The Scaled Quail

- The scaled quail (Callipepla squamata) is a ground dwelling bird. The scaled quail is also called the blue quail or cotton top. The scaled quail make their habitat in desert grassland and shrub lands. The quail weigh 6 oz and are 9 to 13 inches tall. Scaled quail feed on seeds, leaves and insects. Scaled quail are found in southwestern portion of the United States and Northern Mexico. The quail are swift on prefer to run than fly.the scale quail gets is name by the scale A female quail could hatch ten to fourteen chicks....   [tags: Conservation]

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What Was Life Like For The First Humans Living Of North America And What Role Did The Earth 's

- What was life like for the first humans living in North America and what role did the Earth’s climate play in shaping their experiences. Everyday you wake up in the morning and start making decisions. What you wear, what you eat, and what you do for the day are dependent on the weather. Climate is an important part of life, without it we would not have life at all. Native Americans experienced climate in ways both similar and different than we do. The Americas have very diverse climates. Each region has a unique terrain as well as climate....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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A Research Study On Easter Seals Tristate

- The nonprofit organization I chose is Easter Seals. Easter Seals TriState was originally formed in 1972 by an advocacy group of local parents whose children lived with severe developmental disabilities. In July 2012, the organization merged with the publicly-funded programs of Jewish Vocational Service to create Easter Seals TriState. (ESTS) As a result, ESTS is now one of the largest human services providers in the Greater Cincinnati region. The organization has 10 site locations and serves more than 12,000 people with disabilities, disadvantages, and employment barriers....   [tags: Disability, Developmental disability]

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Humans and Nature: The Sad Truth about the Relationship between Humans and Earth

- Since the shift into the Holocene era with the rise of sedentism throughout various millenniums across six continents to present day human ingenuity, respect and attention towards the site gradually declined as technologies advanced human capability and chances of survival. Digging deep in time back to the ancestral hunter-gathering tribes of southwestern France in the Caves of Lascaux, where the site was the structure itself, shifting towards the Anasazi of Mesa Verde who created a structure utilizing the site, finally ending with modern day commercial chain buildings stamped onto landscape with neither respect nor consideration of natural landform and the grim outlook for...   [tags: Humans and Nature]

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The Application of the Spanish Language in the Culture and Government in America

- ... If we look at the world today we can see many things. We can see rapid change occurring right in front of our own eyes. We can see cultures growing and evolving. And perhaps most incredible and awesome of it all we are seeing information, ideas, and languages spread throughout the world like we have never seen before in the whole of human history. With the advancements of technologies in the field of communications, we can send virtually any thought or document anywhere we please in the blink of an eye....   [tags: non-hispanic individuals, immigration]

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Analysis of Desert Solitarie: A Season in the Wilderness by Edward Abbey

- Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness is an autobiographical narrative written by naturalist Edward Abbey. Abbey composed the account based on his personal experiences as an employee for the United States Park Service at Arches National Monument in Utah. Abbey’s anecdotal account is nonlinearly comprised of occupational experiences and renditions of the region’s folklore. These illustrations analogous because they exhibit related themes and trends associated with the author’s experiences and beliefs....   [tags: beliefs, forklore, employee, experience]

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The General Idea Of Siddhartha Mukherjee 's Paper `` Fighting Chance ``

- The chief premise of Siddhartha Mukherjee’s paper “Fighting Chance,” is rather agreeable. That is, the argument for the essential nature of basic—or curiosity driven science—stands by itself to be one that is supported by sound evidence. However, the evidence and anecdotes that Mukherjee uses are far more controversial. For instance, there is significant issue to be derived from the support for Mukherjee’s argument that the John Collier anthrax anecdote provides. Prominent amongst these issues is the actual results of the work; the “potential antidote to anthrax,” that Mukherjee touts as the conclusion to the success story still does not exist....   [tags: Research, Scientific method, Science]

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Hydrovolcanic Eruptions and The FOrmation of Tuff Rings in Southern Oregon

- In this report, I will be discussing the formations of tuff rings, tuff cones, and a variety of spectacular geologic features that can be seen in the Southern Oregon area (near Silver Lake); including Hole in the ground, Fort-Rock, and Table-Rock complexes. To begin, we will start with the background of how tuff rings and tuff cones are formed. Hydrovolcanic eruptions are some of the most violent spectacles, each generating hundreds, or even thousands, of explosions throughout the course of its eruption....   [tags: pleistocene era, geology]

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The Positive Effects of Music on the Mind and Body

- What can improve students’ grades, mood, and socialization. That’s right, music. It has amazing effects on the mind and body. I propose that Southwestern Wisconsin School District needs to make music a required credit. Studies have shown that playing/singing music or even listening to music can have wondrous outcomes. One outcome is that it improves mathematical skills, communication skills, and creativity. It also has intriguing health benefits like stress relief, motivational exercising, and even could be used as a supplement to a drug....   [tags: health, academics, learning]

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Clean Drinking Water Reduces Death Rates in Developing Countries

- The diseases spread by impure drinking water kill more people each year than Malaria and HIV/Aids combined. Experts estimate that more than five thousand children die every day in Africa due to diseases spread by contaminated drinking water. In the year 2013, more than thirty-four thousand people died of diarrhea related illnesses spread by dirty water (CBS 1). Dysentery, one of the many diseases that can come from dirty water, is a disorder of the lower intestine. A few common symptoms of dysentery include: bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, and rectal discomfort....   [tags: Water Shortage in Third World]

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Water Conservation and Agriculture in the Colorado River Basin

- According to Webster’s dictionary, agriculture is defined as the science, art, or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock and in varying degrees the preparation and marketing of the resulting products. Essentially, agriculture is a key element to a thriving and sustainable community for the seven billion habitants of our planet Earth. A key resource in providing life to necessary agriculture is the Colorado River. From its headwaters in the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of California in Mexico, the Colorado River spans more than 1400 miles in its entirety....   [tags: Sustainable Community, Agriculture]

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A Brief Note On The And Water Supply Issues

- Antonio Vesselinov Professor Phillip Larson Intro to Geography 101 (Section 1) 11/5/14 Hydrology and Water Supply Issues We use it to drink, shower, clean, grow our food, wash our cars, and cook our food, but we are running out. Here in the northern states we do not have the same water supply issues that the southwestern states have, but that doesn 't mean they don 't exist. Water is a precious resource that everything living in the world needs to survive. Water makes earth habitable compared to other planets that that do not have water....   [tags: Water resources, Water supply, Water crisis, Water]

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Gaining Public Acceptance As Racially By Richard Berkhofer Jr.

- Gaining public acceptance as racially “Indian,” was a challenging task for those remnant populations residing in the eastern and southern U.S. The task proved especially difficult for those communities without a history of formal land treaties with the federal government or a centralized land base. Some tribes had lost many of their cultural practices and indigenous languages, which added to the tenuousness—at least in the eyes of white officials—of their identity claims. White elites tasked with judging the cultural authenticity of these Indian communities often held notions of Indianess that were based on old stereotypes of the “noble savage.” Despite the racial and cultural diversity of N...   [tags: Race, Native Americans in the United States]

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The Mursi People of the Omo Valley Ethiopia

- In 2009, I had the privilege to read Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa by Hans Silvester. This book is a collection of photographs featuring two groups of people from the Omo Valley in Ethiopia, the Mursi and the Surma. This book made a lasting impression on me due to the incredible beauty and dignity evident in these people. I chose to concentrate on the Mursi for the purposes of this paper. The Omo Valley is in southwestern Ethiopia. The Mursi share the southwestern borderlands with six other groups; the Suri, Dizi, Me'en, Kwegu, Bodi and Nyangatom tribal peoples....   [tags: World Civilization ]

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The Argument Against the Health Care Reform Law

- Healthcare in a Bundle People getting taxed on their hard earned money may be going to people who need it or to those who do not. The Healthcare reform law is not a reasonable solution for people who cannot afford or do not have private health insurance. The healthcare reform law has been the center of a heated debate for some time now within the House and the Senate. The Obama administration has been pushing healthcare reform since its beginnings in 2008 and has finally pushed the law through Congress....   [tags: Obama Administration, Future Incomes]

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Mountain Ranges of North America: The Rocky Mountains

- The Rocky Mountains are an incredible mountain range located in North America in the Western Hemisphere. The mountain range stretches from northern Colorado and into southwestern Canada. It is home to a diverse ecosystem, both geographically and biologically and is revered as a monumental landform worldwide. The geologic history of the Rocky Mountains has come about as an aggregation of millions of years. Briefly speaking, the formation of the Rockies transpired from hundreds and millions of years of uplift by tectonic plates and millions of years of erosion and ice have helped sculpt the mountains to be what we see today....   [tags: monumental landforms]

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Critique Paper on Texas State University´s Wittliff Collection

- Critique Paper For my museum selection I decided to attend Texas State University’s Wittliff Collection. When I arrived, there was no one else there besides me and the librarian. To be honest, I probably would have never gone to an art museum if my teacher didn’t require me to. This was my first time attending the Wittliff Collection, thus I asked the librarian, “Is there any other artwork besides Southwestern and Mexican photography?” She answered, “No, the Wittliff is known only for Southwestern and Mexican photography.” I smiled with a sense of embarrassment and continued to view the different photos....   [tags: librarian, art, photography, film]

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A Brief Note On Human Geography And Religion

- Alex Aragon Human Geography 102 Human Geography Research Project For my research project, I decided to write about African culture and religion. The main subject I wanted to pin point is exploration of the effects on day to day life in West Africa. How does it differ from my life. How is it different on a large and small scale. I plan to answer these questions in my research paper as well as explore the routines and customs of their culture and religion. Many African cultures and religions are very interesting and I plan to research one of West Africa, searching through taboos and beliefs....   [tags: Religion, Islam, Christianity, Yoruba people]

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Uncovering Prehistoric Hurricane Activity By Kam Biu Liu

- Introduction In the article Uncovering Prehistoric Hurricane Activity, Kam-biu Liu begins his piece by explaining the widespread destruction that he actively observed living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina. Liu describes how insurance companies have an easy time tracking Category-1 hurricanes when he states, “These models are fairly reliable because they can be easily verified using empirical data from the historical record, there having been enough hurricanes of this magnitude during the past 150 years for statistical calibration” (Liu, 126)....   [tags: Tropical cyclone, Hurricane Katrina]

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Lancer Gallery Llc : An Artifact Supplier

- Lancer Gallery LLC began as a trading post operation in the 1990’s and quickly gained regional recognition as a trusted supplier of southwestern jewelry and pottery. Lancer later expanded its offering to South American and African artifacts. Because of their vigilance to imposter artifacts, they were able to gain national recognition as an authentic artifact supplier. This recognition was extremely beneficial to the company because in their industry, reputation is everything—people are more likely to buy from a dealer they trust because of the influx of fakes....   [tags: Department store, Retailing, Debenhams]

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My Career Plan For Becoming A Counselor

- Growing up, everyone dreams of being something different. I was no different. I remember wanting to be a fashion designer for several years. I wanted to be president. I wanted to be someone. Eventually, I decided I was going to be a nurse. My mom was finishing nursing school and I was fascinated by everything she was learning. Both of her sisters were nurses, so I felt like that was where I needed to be. I made plans to research schools and find an excellent nursing program. That all changed my sophomore year of high school when I realized that I needed to pursue a degree in counseling....   [tags: High school, College, Psychology]

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Native American Cultures, Tribes, and Religion

- Even though there are numerous Native American tribes and cultures, they all are mostly derivatives of other tribes. For instance, in the southwest there are large number of Pueblo and Apache people including, the Acoma Pueblo tribe, Apache Chiricahua, Jemez Pueblo, and Apache Western. In this section, largely populated groups in certain regions (northwest, southwest, The Great Plains, northeast, and southeast) religious ideas, practices, and impact on American culture will be discussed. First, the northwestern region, which includes the areas from: the northwestern coast from Oregon to Washington, the Rocky Mountains, and the Cascades Mountains consist of mainly Paiute, Shoshone, and Blackf...   [tags: Native American Studies]

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The Importance of Stability in Somalia

- The country of Somalia has a long and jaded history of instability dating all the way back to the mid 1800’s. There has never, in the existence of the country, been any viable form of government. There are many reasons for the United States to have a vested interest in this area of the world. Somalia has been and is currently known to be a hot bed for such terrorist organizations as Al-Shabaab and Al- Qaeda. Also, with the recent discovery of oil reserves in Somalia, stability in the region is of even greater importance....   [tags: Africa]

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Igneous Petrology of Cape Granites

- ... Biotite, which has mostly been altered by finer grained chlorite, makes up 10% of the rock while muscovite and corderite are less abundant and in most cases, corderite is absent (Harris et al., 1997). Biotite is the host to most of the accessory minerals like zircon and apatite (Scheepers & Amstrong, 2002). Biotite and coderite are the most abundant ferromagnesian minerals in the S-type garnet. Enclave rich zones have abundant garnet because biotite and corderite broke down to garnet through incongruent melting in these zones (see figure 2) (Villaros, Stevens & Buick, 2009; Harris &Vogelli, 2010) Figure 2: Garnet rich enclave surrounded by relict biotite and corderite ( Harris & Vogell...   [tags: geology, geochronology]

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The Origins Of North America

- By reconstructing landscapes of the past, we can see how previous cultures and events are largely responsible for our current landscapes as well as our current culture. We are able to determine which areas were influenced by certain cultures and how the eventual mixing of cultures lead to new innovations throughout America. North America was heavily influenced by Native American, Spanish, French, and English cultures. Although not all of our influences lasted the test of time, they still left behind a lasting legacy across the continent....   [tags: United States]

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Symbolism And Significance Of Atzlan

- Atzlán It 's Symbolism and Significance I. Introduction The concept of Atzlán represents a belief, a symbol, a rallying cry, a declaration of autonomy, a nation, a journey 's end and a homeland. Perhaps it is more myth than fact. Nevertheless, its importance cannot not be overstated or underestimated. It is representative of the Chicano/a culture and its origins. Atzlán is the spiritual epicenter and ancestral home to fifty-four billion individuals whose Latino heritage defines them. Atzlán’s importance in literary and visual arts continues to be a focal point for Chicano/a artists and authors....   [tags: Aztec, Mexico City, Mexico, Nahuatl]

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Lancer Gallery ( Llc )

- Lancer Gallery (LLC) is a company that sells and sources South American and African artifacts, jewelry and pottery. Lancer Gallery originated as a trading post in the early 1900s and now one of the most reputed dealers in southwestern artifacts. Lancer is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona with branches in Los Angeles, Boston and Miami. In Recent years Lancer has started to expand its product line to include 1) Columbian artifacts from Peru and Venezuela. 2) Tribal and Burial artifacts from Africa....   [tags: Department store, Marketing, Contract, Debenhams]

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The Large Magellanic Clouds

- Paper I: The Large Magellanic Clouds Introduction The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is a large and diffuse galaxy that resides in the southern hemisphere of the sky, barely visible to the naked eye between the constellations of Mensa and Dorado.1,2,3 The LMC shares its namesake with the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), both named for Ferdinand Magellan, who noted their existence on his journey around the world.1,3 This pair of galaxies shares a dust lane and interacts with each other through tidal forces.2,3 Structure of the Large Magellanic Cloud from 2MASS The LMC morphology can be described as “an irregular barred spiral galaxy with three spiral arms and an extended outer loop of ste...   [tags: Astrology]

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Illegal Immigration in Arizona

- How much longer will Arizona have to suffer from illegal immigration. Peter Katel wrote that “While illegal immigrants only make up about 5 percent of the U.S. work force, critics of the nation's immigration policies say illegal immigrants take Americans' jobs, threaten national security and even change the nation's culture by refusing to assimilate” (Katel par. 1). We will look at how Arizona is dealing with illegal immigration. Even though illegal immigration is not a major issue in most states, Arizona is dealing with more crime, overcrowding, and additional cost....   [tags: Illegal Immigrants, Undocumented Workers]

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Texas State University'sWittliff Collection

- For my museum selection I decided to attend Texas State University’s Wittliff Collection. When I arrived, there was no one else there besides me and the librarian. To be honest, I probably would have never gone to an art museum if my teacher didn't require me to. This was my first time attending the Wittliff Collection, thus I asked the librarian, “Is there any other artwork besides Southwestern and Mexican photography?” She answered, “No, the Wittliff is known only for Southwestern and Mexican photography.” I smiled with a sense of embarrassment and continued to view the different photos....   [tags: museum selection]

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The Spread Of Islam?

- The spread of Islam happened very rapidly compared to some other religions. The spreading of the message started very slow on the Arabian Peninsula. However, when Muhammed traveled to Medina, people started converting faster. After Muhammed died, messengers took over the job of spreading the message. They traveled to Africa, Spain, and the East in an attempt to get people to convert to Islam. Almost everywhere they went, they got most of the population to convert. This is because some of the places they went were very weak, and were ready for a change....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Arabian Peninsula, Qur'an]

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Influences of Gender and the Southwest

- Influences of Gender and the Southwest Gender influences women artists in many ways. Some artists utilize their artwork to combat sexism. Others portray gender through their art in different ways than male artist might. Additionally, the careers of women artists may be influenced by their gender (or physical sex). The influence of the southwest is also very visible in the artwork of many artists who live or have lived here. Some are influenced by the diverse cultures who make this region their home....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Cherokee Tribe Bandouliere Bags

- Bandouliere bags played an important role in Cherokee and southeastern native life. They were symbols of prestige and wealth and were often used for religious ceremony or given as political gifts. These bags were never completely commodified, and their production all but ceased when the tribes in the Southeast were moved onto reservations in Oklahoma. Beadwork held prestige due to its time consuming nature and cost of production. Each tribe and region has their own way of working with beads. Although there are some similarities, color choices, design and the role beading played in the community greatly differs between them....   [tags: Cherokee, Native Americans in the United States]

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The Invasive Mimosa Tree is Taking Over Florida

- ... The plant’s aggressiveness and destructiveness toward other species may make it detrimental toward the environment. In order for other plants to grow people must clear away the areas in which this plant inhabits. The mimosa tree do not have any native predators. The mimosa tree’s fruit and foliage “is not significant to any native wildlife species, although several insects, such as mimosa webworm, eat the plant” (Mimosa (Silk Tree)). This species basically hinders the environment, causing nothing but harm....   [tags: ornamental, foliage, destructive]

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No United States without Mexico

- No U.S. without Mexicans As a Mexican American in the United States I can honestly say that Spanish colonialism plays a crucial role in understanding the history of Mexicans in the United States. Spanish colonialism brought forth many factors that shaped the Mexican. One huge factor is religion. The Spanish brought a unified form of religion, we know it as Christianity. Secondly, with its priority of converting the indigenous people to Christianity, they migrated and created pueblos in what is now part of South Western United States....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Beta Thalassemia

- Beta Thalassemia: The Fatal Genetic Disease Wrecking Children’s and Adolescents’ Lives Beta-thalassemia major (BT) is an astringent hemolytic anemia which has a single gene deformity. It has over 200 mutations; most of them are very uncommon, affecting approaching 20 different alleles in the chromosome. Approximately 3% of the world population carries this gene. As scary as the word look, beta thalassemia comes from the thalassa meaning sea and haima meaning blood. In layman terms, it is referred to as “Mediterranean” Anemia or “Cooley Anemia.” You may guess that the disease predominantly occur in the Middle Eastern Region or Southwestern Asia due to its common name, which is exactly right....   [tags: Genetic Disease, Children, Teens]

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The American War

- From the drafting of the Declaration of Independence to the Civil War, slavery gradually grew in contentiousness in the United States of America. Events such as the Nat Turner slave rebellion proved this to be the case. Slavery being a primarily sectional issue, however, it was necessary for a major sectional event to cause this issue to reach its boiling point. The Mexican-American War was a huge turning point in the debate over slavery in the United States because the acquisition of new territory forced the country to decide which part of it would be slave and which part of it would be free....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, American Civil War]

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Eskimos in Alaskan Society

- Eskimos in Alaskan Society The early Eskimos settled in the forest and tundra parts of northern and western Alaska. The Eskimos learned how to survive in this cod icy place that was frozen for most of the year. Some of the Eskimos lived in the southwestern part of Alaska The southwestern region is a little warmer and wetter. In Alaska there are three Eskimo groups they are yipik inupiat, and siberian yupik. A lot of the Eskimo families live in the flat tundra coast. The ocean gives them most of there food....   [tags: essays papers]

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Alexander the Great and The Hellensitic Period

- Alexander the Great sparked what was came to be known as the Hellenistic Period. This was the period after Alexander’s death when the eastern Mediterranean world cultures mixed together with Greek and Near Eastern traditions. Alexander’s aim before his death was to unite the world and its cultures. This brought upon the process of “Hellenization,” meaning Greek-like. Greek traditions had the most impact on larger populations of Egypt and southwest Asia. Those who lived a rural life did not have much interest in the Greek’s way of life....   [tags: Alexander the Great 2014]

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A Collection Of Nine Letters By Ann Larimer

- I examined a collection of nine letters written by Ann Larimer to her husband John while the latter was serving in the United States Army in the final year of the American Civil War. Ann and john Larimer and their two young children were residents of Queen City, a now-extinct farming community in Adams County, Iowa in the southwestern quarter of the state. They owned a farm which during the war seems to have been operated by Ann with the assistance of her father and a neighbor. The diversity of the farm conveyed in Ann’s references to a variety of crops in addition to a primary interest in corn, sale prices of crops, and her desire to sell cattle suggests that the Larimers were like the maj...   [tags: American Civil War, United States, Civil war]

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Tropical Crops: The Origins of The Cassava

- Linguistic Evidence Cassava has widely been accepted to have origin in the Eastern Peru and West central Brazil. Figure Brown and his colleagues, to determine when and where manioc became important to several prehistoric Native American groups, performed Paleobiolinguistic (Brown 2013). Several major proto-languages were complied for two major regions in Central America and South America. The manioc–term was examined for each proto-language and dates were determined with through computational approach on the subject similarities of the languages....   [tags: central and south america, botanical evidence]

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Imperialism and Alaska and Puerto Rico

- Imperialism Definition: Imperialism is the act of big and powerful countries expanding their rule to smaller, less powerful countries. Commonly this results in monarchy and oligarchy governments, one leader makes all of the decisions. Alaska Dates: Russia first offered Alaska in 1859, but we were in the middle of the Civil War and we couldn’t focus on buying more land. On March 30, 1867, United States Secretary of State, William Steward, quickly accepted the offer to buy Alaska. On January 3, 1959, Alaska became an official state....   [tags: USA, territories,]

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