The skull of the real Winnie the Pooh is now displayed The skull is at the Royal College of Surgeons' Hunterian Museum The cartoon character Winnie the Pooh is a Canadian black bear in real life Photo credit: Getty Images Photo credit: Getty Images Winnie
He only traveled with his pack and a rifle covering close to 500 miles (Wise, Legands of America 1). While on his way to discovering Northwestern Wyoming, Colter used his prior knowledge of the wilderness and a trail previously made by the Indians in earlier years (Moulton). In the fall of 1807 Colter saw bubbling ponds and steaming water called Colter’s Hell, which is known mostly as Yellowstone as a whole instead of just one spot in the park. Even though Naïve Americans had seen this before, John Colter was the first white man to have seen the thermals, geysers and the natural beauty of Yellowstone and Jackson Hole (Nelson). Colter crossed Wind River Mountain and through Jackson Hole almost 20 years before Davis Jackson’s name was given to the valley, and Coulter had no intention of naming the valley (Nelson 65).
For my home reading assignment, I read a book called “Shiver” by Maggie Stiefvater from the trilogy “The Wolves of Mercy Falls”. This book is about love, lust, friendship and two lovers trying to think about their future together accepting the fact that one of them is living two lives - one as a wolf an other as a human. The book action takes place in Minnesota, Mercy Falls where the winters are freezing and summers are humid.
The Iceman, one of our first ancestors, lived a very advanced life for that time period and was murdered because of an occurring war. Suzie Q, an intern at the Louisiana Laboratory, brings to our attention that the 25th anniversary of the Iceman discovery is just around the corner. To remember the day the Iceman was found, three authentic artifacts will be displayed at the Museum of Ancestral History. It is mandatory that all students visit the museum and view all of the artifacts by the date the Iceman was discovered, September 19th. The Iceman was found in the year 1991, 10,000 feet high in the Italian Alps.
The dinosaurs are vertebrate animals that dominated our planet for over 160 million years ago. It is said that they first appeared on our land 230 million years ago. Our attention was drawn to the dinosaurs after watching the blockbuster science fiction film entitled Jurassic Park directed by Steven Spielberg in 1993. By the end of the Cretaceous period, about 65 million years ago, they had experienced a catastrophic extinction. How often have you wondered what happened to the dinosaurs?
Bigfoot/Sasquatch By:Kira Boyer Bigfoot or as it’s often called in canada the sasquatch, is mentioned in several Native American legends or stories. In fact, the term “sasquatch” is Indian for “hairy giant.” The first sighting was in 1811 near what now is the town of Jasper, Alberta Canada. For over 400 years people have been seeing large, hair-covered, man-like animals in the wilderness areas of North America.
The Haunting of Pittock Mansion I’m a great believer in the paranormal and I can tell you that there is nothing spookier than a real honest to life ghost story. At present the Pittock Mansion is a museum which is located on a 46 acre estate that sits atop of a mountain overlooking Portland, Oregon. The mansion was built of sandstone in 1914 and it has 22 rooms. The story begins with Henry Pittock who at 19 joined up with a wagon train in 1853 and took a journey that started in Pennsylvania and ended in Portland, Oregon.
The Coen brothers have written and directed the movie Fargo 18 years before the TV series was released which was created by Noah Hawley. The series has a different plot but many motifs from the movie are reused. For example: The blood in the snow, the immense body count and the opening text “THIS IS A TRUE STORY. The events depicted took place in Minnesota in […]. At the request of the survivors, the names have been changed.
The first migration of Native Americans and the settling of the Americas occurred thousands of years ago during the Ice Age when continental ice sheets surrounded the Earth. Big game hunters followed large herds of animals from Asia across the Bering Strait and settled in North America enduring forbidding, severe weather. Coming across the dangers of the extensive journey, Native Americans fought off saber-toothed tigers, mammoths, and bitter weather. Under harsh conditions, our ancestors dwelled and migrated to the Americas where they settled in the plentiful abundance of food and natural resources. All fought for survival under deadly diseases and dangerous mammals and traveled thousands of miles on foot in the search of food.
Evolution of rabbits Rabbits, they come from the same group as hares called Lagomorph. Lagomorphs evolved from Asia at least 40 million years ago and was classified as rodents until 1912, where scientist found out they have special features that rodents didn’t have, such as 4 incisors instead of 2. The different species of rabbits and hares are due to the break-up of tectonic plates during this time period, creating continental drift, hence leading to adaptive radiation. From the start of its life, rabbits have evolved to what they look like now. Lagomorphs were animals built for very fast movement, just like rabbits and hares today; they also have big ears and eyes mounted near the top of their head to allow better visibility and hearing of their predators and 2 pairs of functional incisors for food.
10th grade Advanced Placement World History II Summer Reading Assignment Since the last ice age, civilizations have progressed at different rates. Some developed literate societies with metal tools and innovative farming societies, while others developed illiterate hunting-gathering societies with improvised rock tools. But why has society advanced at such unlike proportions? This question, also known as Yali’s question, is the main focus of the book Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond.
Were these remains proof that the first settlers of North America weren’t in fact modern Native Americans? July 28, 1996 was any ordinary day for two men hiking in Columbia Park. However, it soon became one of the most influential days for science. Part of a human skull were found at the bottom of the Columbia river along with the rest of the skeleton just feet away. After some of the bone were sent to the laboratory, Archaeologists soon realized that this wasn’t any ordinary skeleton; it was one over 9,000 years old.
Chapter 8 Glaciers Shape The Land: The ice age is explored by the author in this chapter and he explains, how glaciers shaped geography. The strategies and tactics of warfare in different geographical land structure and elevation are explained by the author. Winters brought an example of the Alps mountain in WWI and its advantages for the warriors. He also writes on how glaciers shape the land in the different part of the world, such as the formation of the Baltic sea and great lake.