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Pocahontas - 1,004 words
Many moons ago, an Indian girl was not yet born but there were many problems with Indians and the white man as the Indians. This unborn child would become a huge part of colony history between the Indians and the English; this child was to be recognized in history by many different names the most famous name would be Pocahontas. The book I read was about Pocahontas by Grace Steele Woodward. This book covers many different subjects in Pocahontass life. The book begins with a background of The Powhatans, Pocahontass people. She was not just a little Indian girl but the daughter of a very powerful chief. Before she was born Chief Powhatan claim many of the lands around and near the James Pensil ...
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Pocahontas - 652 words
The story of Pocahontas happened the same time as the founding of Jamestown, the first permanent English colony in the New World. Her story begins with her first visit to the colony as a child of ten or eleven. The event that captured her fame, was her rescue of Captain John Smith from murder at the hands of her father. She almost single handily saved the Jamestown colonists from starvation and massacre. Pocahontas final act of devotion to the colonists was when she was arranged a visit to London by the Virginia Company. This established the Jamestown colony, not only as a gesture of appreciation to Pocahontas, but also as a means of stimulating further interest in the New World colonization ...
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John Smith And Pocahontas: A Disney Romance - 987 words
It can be easily assumed that almost everyone has heard the tale of the American Indian princess, Pocahontas the narrative of a mysterious young girl who rescues an English explorer from death only to fall in love and win his affections in return. It is one that is quite popular and has even been developed into an animated movie by Walt Disney Pictures. Regardless of which version they may have heard, most people are familiar with the legend now thanks in part to Disney. However, what they are not familiar with, are the facts. All too often, we accept what is presented in films as history without any thought into the matter. Did Pocahontas and explorer John Smith ever actually meet? If so, ...
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Pocahontas - A True Peacemaker - 1,057 words
In 1605 the English were just discovering the new country of America, and the Indians were just discovering the "pale face." The Indians feared the English and the English feared the Indians, so of course a war broke out. Pocahontas single handily forced one of the few eras of peace between the Indians and the hated European colonist. A captain named John Smith and two of his troops were walking through the forest, when all of the sudden arrows shot out of the bushes and killed the two men. John Smith took up his gun and started shooting. He killed three or four of the fifteen Indians, but they backed him up to a river. He fell in, and it was either let go of his gun or drown. So, he let go ...
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Disney Legends - 686 words
Disney movies have always created various stories based upon legends. To name a few: Hercules, Pocahontas, and The Sword in the Stone. The characters in these movies have shown various characteristics that possess values that are thought of as great, even years after this these films have been released. Disney has not always shown all of the various eras of time in which legends were to have taken place. These have been shown in the Medieval, American Frontier, and even Ancient Greco-Roman time. Legends often reflect the beliefs and values of their culture. During the era of Medieval England, characters have shown bravery as in The Tale of Sir Launcelot du Lake, where Sir Launcelot fought al ...
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Fashion In The United States Between The Wars - 301 words
1Brown, Ezra. This Fabulous Century 1910-1920. New York: Time-Life Books, 1969. 2Unstead, RJ. The Thirties. Great Britain: Purnell and Sons, 1974. 3Owen, Marna. Our Century 1930-1940. Belmont, California: Gareth Stevens, 1989. 4Mizrahi, Isaac. A Century of Style: The Best Dresses. InStyle. Oct, 1999: 347-361 5Bell, Quentin. On Human Finery. London: The Hogarth Press, 1976 6Owna, Marna. Our Century 1920-1930. Belmont, California: Gareth Stevens, 1989. 7Howarth, Tony. Twentieth Century History Second Edition. New York, New York: Longman Inc. 1987. 8The New Lexicon Websters Dictionary of the English Language Deluxe Encyclopedic Edition. 1987. 9Friedman, Emanuel. Merit Students Encyclopedia Volu ...
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Sin Taxes - 1,157 words
... h' is the strongest. However decreases in tax revenues are not the only reason that private sector gambling is on the rise. For the many areas in the United States that are experiencing extremely poor economic conditions, legalized gambling is very attractive. The incredible destitution of Indian reservations has prompted many to push measures through that would allow them to build bingo halls and casinos on reservation properties to create jobs. (Indian Gaming, incidentally, took in approximately 15.2 billion in 1992.) The article 'Mixed Blessing For America's Ethiopia' describes the experiences of Tunica County Mississippi with legalized gambling. Census takers in 1980 found that Jesse ...
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Comparison Of Bradford And Smith - 871 words
Although Captain John Smith and William Bradford, historians and leaders of their respective colonies, Jamestown and Plymouth, wanted to attract settlers to their colonies through their writings, the specific means they took to accomplish their goals varied. First, in spite of the fact each wanted to set an example for the colonists that joined them, Smith strived to attract those with courage and an adventurous spirit while Bradford tried to appeal to the Godly men and women. Second while each conveyed the sense of an untamed setting in the New World, Smith emphasized the sense of adventure and romance while Bradford focused on the hardships and difficulties experienced by the colonists. Fi ...
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Com And Cont Between Julia And To My English Husband John Rolfe - 1,381 words
The feeling and power of love affect every human being on the face on this planet, but it is how each individual handles the various dimensions of this complex emotion that creates a unique situation. The theme of love can be found in the chapter in the New Worlds of Literature text titled "Crossings." This chapter provides an insight on what happens when two different worlds become intertwined in romance and relationships, specifically the poems "Julia" and "Pocahontas to her English Husband, John Rolfe". Both Paula Gunn Allen, the author of "Pocahontas To Her English Husband, John Rolfe" and Wendy Rose, the author of "Julia", reinforce the idea of how love can be misinterpreted and perhaps ...
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How The Colonization Era Affected Authors - 1,038 words
The atmosphere of which a writer adapts to affects his/her works. The writer's environment, and the churnings of history that feed the writer, gives him the material whereby he can construct, and create in. History, in this instance the colonization of the American continent, dictates what and how he is to write. Authors such as John Smith, William Bradford, and St. Jean de Crevecoeur are all examples of this. The atmosphere or society these authors were in directly affected the attitude, tone, genre, etc. of their works. This can be shown both by facts in history and their actual writings of that period. During the 17th century Pilgrims, which were a group of Separatist Puritans, disliked b ...
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Early American Literature - 422 words
Early American literature consisted mainly of diaries, journals, short stories, and Indian creation stories. Since some of the language used was of older English and other languages, early American literature was difficult to read. The first story I read was Spanish Explorers in the New World. This story was a journal of Cabeza de Vacas travels and discoveries in the New World. After having a shipwreck, he and his fellow sailors were made slaves of the Indians. They walked barefoot, bleeding and ate raw meat for food. He also described how one tribe took over land. De Vaca gave detailed accounts on how the Indians lived which I found interesting. The males lived in the estufas, while women l ...
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The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (disney) - 1,177 words
A gem that has several very visible flaws; yet, with these flaws, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" shines as the best from the Disney factory yet. For, at first, the company name and movie title didn't quite appear to sit well together. You don't marry the king of novel Gothic gloom (Mr. Victor Hugo) with one of the world's most beloved (if not biggest) animation companies and expect the usual world population to be at the reception; but expect even Mr. Walt Disney to pat himself on the shoulder blade (or what's left of it) for allowing a hideous hunchback to be transformed into a Gene Kelly-Incredible Hulk combo type of hero. This "hero" is Quasimodo (Tom Hulce), which by the way means half-fo ...
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American Indians Between 1609 - 1,649 words
The American Indians Between 1609 To 1865 The Native Americans or American Indians, once occupied all of the entire region of the United States. They were composed of many different groups, who speaked hundreds of languages and dialects. The Indians from the Southwest used to live in large built terraced communities and their way of sustain was from the agriculture where they planted squash, pumpkins, beans and corn crops. Trades between neighboring tribes were common, this brought in additional goods and also some raw materials such as gems, cooper. seashells and soapstone.To this day, movies and television continue the stereotype of Indians wearing feathered headdresses killing innocent wh ...
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Native Americans - 394 words
The producers of the film made it more fantastic, because Pocahontas ha animals and birds in her side. This trait is inherent only for animated films, not for reality. Animated Pocahontas was provided with mystical and even spiritual relationships with nature. It means that different spirits of water, sky, earth, forest instructed and directed her with the purpose to help her in future to make important and right decisions. The example of such relationship is Pocahontas dialogue with Grandmother Willow. Such spirituality was connected with the life of Native Americans who were considered to be mystical guards of the land. (Pecora 1999) One mode difference is that Pocahontas was motherless wh ...
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