White found only a few clues that only add to the mystery of the lost colony. In the mystery behind the Roanoke colony, many archaeologists believe the colony was absorbed into a friendly native american tribe, but there are other explanations on what could’ve happened. The disappearance of
Stannard addresses this as the “‘invisible’ population loss,” because the settlers would have had no idea that these people had even died, since they hadn’t even reached that specific land yet [Stannard 268]. Furthermore, before the Spanish reached the pueblos in the southwest, the pueblo population could have been depleted due to epidemics [Upham 227-228]. The invisible population loss is what is still widely debated today as there is no way for researchers to know for sure exactly how many natives died. Nonetheless, Upham and Stannard both supply compelling evidence suggesting that this did happen, which severely depleted the populations prior to contact with Europeans in the New
Placed there by Charles Hewes for safekeeping, the transcript recalled Vaille’s dramatic death but had been excluded from the final publication of Hewes’ autobiographical journal. James Pickering speculated that the part had been removed due to the event’s delicacy, explaining that “Hewes’s decision not to include Kiener’s story in the draft of his journal intended for posterity had to do with his sensitivity to the controversy that had arisen following Agnes Vaille’s death about where responsibility lay — responsibility not only for Agnes’s death but for the death of the unfortunate Sortland as well.” This seems to be the most legitimate of explanations, however, the piece may have also been excluded due to Kiener’s sensitivity to Vaille’s
The article argues that the disappearance of English colony which was sent to Roanoke is no longer a mystery; in fact, they relocated to the Island of Croatoan and provides three reasons of support. However, the professor discusses that the points made in the reading are weak and can be easily ismissed. She refutes each one of them. First, the reading claims that the carved word “Croatoa” indicates that the settlers encountered a problem and move to this place. The professor contradicts this point by stating that this prediction does not make sense.
In this set of materials, the reading passage describes a certain theory about a mysterious disappearance, and the listening passage casts doubt on this theory by providing information showing that the theory is not credible. The reading passage explains what may have happened to a group of English colonists who disappeared from Roanoke Island in the late 1500s. Because the colonists carved the letters “Cro” on a three and the word “Croatan” on a fence post before they disappeared, a theory has been proposed that the colonists went to the nearby island of Croatan when they disappeared from Roanoke Island. The listening passage casts doubt on the theory that the colonists went to nearby Croatan Island by listing the reasons that this mostly
Even though he turned down the proposal King John II secretly sent a ship to test Columbus’s theory it later returned without finding anything. It could be argued, that if Portugal would have funded Columbus the world would be very different today.
Should everyone not go to college? According to Larry Cuban, District superintendent, and professor emeritus of education at Stanford University, Everone should not go to college. Sounds odd coming from someone who went to college and currently teaches at a University. To persuade the reader, Cuban uses facts and statistics in order to hopefully prove his claim and explain to the reader why he is right. However, the main factors he uses are facts and statistics, which in my opinion, are not persuasive at all, and is just information.
Having never taken a college writing course before, I did not know what to expect and therefore assumed that I would choose my own topic to write about; of course, this isn’t the case. However, if I had the choice, I would not have chosen to write a response to Gerald Graff’s “Hidden Intellectualism”. After going through his essay with a fine-tooth comb, I have found a few flaws in his reasoning. Gerald Graff believes that schools and colleges are not taking advantage of “street smarts” by not using them in an intellectual setting when in fact, schools are providing students with a large assortment of other knowledge and skills. In Graff’s essay “Hidden Intellectualism”, he argues for the importance of changing school curriculums in order to better reflect the interests
While Romell Brown attempts to conduct an argument, he comes up with two premises and tries to reason why they can be assumed to be true. He tries to back up his argument by making a case for himself, but I feel that he lacks some philosophical logic in some very important areas to secure his point of view with not only myself but also with the justices on the United States Supreme Court when they rejected his appeal to not re-attempt an execution via The Death
Fee and Gunew describe in their interview, From Discomfort to Enlightenment: An Interview with Lee Maracle, “there’s very few of us left [...] that have any kind of a foundation in the culture, [...] you have only one knowledge system [...] the Western knowledge system” (211). What this means is that since colonization began, there has been a disconnection between indigenous people and their own culture; the cause of this is because of the takeover of Western thought during the colonization of North America. It was considered the “right” and only way that a culture could act. Although the Enlightenment is portrayed as a necessity to the colonization and formation of the Americas, it has been discovered that this action had a cost: the cost of individuality between indigenous cultures. As a result of the Enlightenment, European imperialism ran rampant, beginning the processes of colonization, which inevitably led to the destruction of individual cultures.
This is a flaw in this theory, the lack of evidence cannot suggest disease; if they had died of disease, they would have had to die somewhere off of Roanoke because, as Miller confirms this conclusion when he writes, “The colonists were not killed on Roanoke” since there was not a single body found much less one hundred bodies (Miller 227). It still does not explain exactly where the colonists went, but it could be the reason the colonists were driven out of Roanoke in the first place (Kripke,
We should celebrate Indigenous people 's day instead of Columbus day. Christopher Columbus said false information and made many incredibley bad things.In the artiticle by “Liberty Voice” it says “addition to the controversy over the fate of the Native Americans encountered by Columbus ,there is the fact that he didn 't actually discover America.The country obviously was already populated by indigenous people who had “discovered” it before columbus arrived.Besides he didn’t even know where he was in the article it states “ He also never reached mainland North America, instead landing in the Bahamas, and later Cuba. They state that Columbus was responsible