Cultural Past and History Point Reyes extends back to 5,000 years to the Miwok Indians who were the first human inhabitats of the Peninsula. To this day, there are over 120 known village sites existing in the park. In honor of the Miwok Indians, there is a recreated Miwok Village, called Kule Loklo, existing in the area. At Drake’s Beach one can also visit the Ken Patrick Visitor Center where they can learn about the famous explorers who set foot in the area. Sir Francis Drake debarked in the area in 1579 as the first European to do so.
Roman Culture has had many influences on the way we build and live in modern civilization. Many aspects of our government system were conceived and perfected in the roman culture. Building techniques and engineering concepts that now form the backbone of our infrastructure were invented thousands of years ago out of necessity by the Roman Empire. The Romans were also largely responsible for the spread of Christianity, which was (and is) a large part of our development as a society. The Romans were one of the first civilizations of their kind, their 1000 year reign of power found them Making new discoveries and inventions out of necessity to support their ever growing society.
Introduction The rise of industry in the United States in the 19th century, well before the actual Industrial Revolution, was primarily a matter of geography accommodating emerging need. States were defined by set boundaries that caused much debate because, before railroads were plentiful, nothing was more necessary for commercial growth than water transportation such as canals and steamboats, and Eastern states competed for borders giving them the greatest access to rivers. At the same time, new technologies enabled efficient ways for mining, and those regions rich in ore were likely to become important centers of industry. Lastly, there was the matter of catering to the imposing new cities of the East, particularly New York and Chicago. The country was growing quickly, but that growth was primarily based on what advantages were most available in each location.
Given that there was no longer a middle man’s role and nature of the trade changed, as a result the French had an upper hand to explore and expand their presence and influence. “Twice as much beaver was shipped to France as much as the market could absorb” (Norrie, p 42). Even when the English competition in the fur trade
The conquest of certain civilizations lead to new ideas being brought in by the conquerors, and this lead to a much larger surplus, larger than ever before. Along with the arrival of surplus-enhancing technology, the smelting of iron also appeared. Before, copper and bronze had been used, but had proved to be only accessible to the wealthy and made poor tools, and weapons, too. Iron ore was much more abundant than copper, and with the skillful workings of the blacksmiths, “the effect [it had] on agriculture was massive,” (Harman 46). By the 7th century BC, new civilizations that were based on the new technologies that came around were on the rise.
Based on the above, it is evident that only Europeans benefited from contact in North America. When the French and the English landed on the shores of the New World, they were introduced to an environment far different to the surroundings in which they were accustomed. Harsh winters and untamed wilderness were key facets in the foreign terrain of North America. Fortunately, for Europeans, there were many communities of men and women who adapted and even thrived in this unfamiliar environment. These men and women would share their skills and knowledge with their European brothers and because of that, Europeans themselves would eventually learn how to survive in the harsh North American climate.
Tribes such as the Lencas, the Tecan Uman, and the Nicarao soon started taking over the overall dying city of Copan. In 1502 Columbus sailed past the Islas de la Bahía and shortly thereafter reached the mainland of Central America. Columbus marked his first direct contact while trading with the civilizations of Honduran and northern Central America. Little exploration took place for the next two decades. That was until Spanish navigators Juan Díaz de Solís and Vicente Yáñez Pinzón touched on part of the Honduran coast in 1508 and devoted most of their efforts to exploring the area.
When Christopher Columbus arrived the new world—America, he brought some gifts for the Natives, moreover, he also brought some little surprise for them, too. During 15th century, many diseases had been discovered, and people in Europe had already experienced various kinds of diseases, thus, European had different kind of antibody inside their body. However, all of these diseases are new to Native Americans, when Natives first infected by the diseases, there is no resistance for virus to infect them. Many natives
The Gains and Losses of Tribal Gaming Within the past few decades, tribal gaming has become one of the foremost influential variables effecting the sovereignty of Indian tribes and their status within the United States. The role which gaming facilities play within the Native American culture is one that has come to both help and hinder their progress in society. The catalyst which propelled the Native people to live subservient lives upon reservations, was that of Westward Expansion in the 1800s, forcing them to carry out their lives in destitute conditions and assimilate into a society they wanted no part of. This forcible means of assimilation included expectations placed on the people to find a means of gaining monetary advantages, although assistance as to how this would be achieved, was not readily available. Countless Indian tribes endured terrible conditions within the reservations and received scare funds from the government to improve their living conditions, which contributed to the tremendous disadvantages they faced in a predominately white society.
Ancient Greece’s army, on the other hand, was practically non-existent due to the mountainous terrain throughout Greece that prevented significant land travel. The Romans power was further bolstered by their skills in trade. The Romans quickly identified the enormous potential for growth in trade. This encouraged the Roman army to build over 85,000 kilometres of road for easier, faster trade. This trade led to Rome’s increasing wealth, which incorporated a wide variety of jewellery, including rings, brooches, etc.