The Tequesta Indians were a small, humble and calm tribe. First tribe in South Florida and made Biscayne Bay their home giving them an abundance of plants, ani-mals and materials for the production of tools and crafts materials. Their power and dominance made them second among the small tribes of Florida’s southeast coast. The Tequesta were hunters and gatherers. They gather nuts, berries and plants. They also hunted sea life. Manatee was consider a special meal to them. The men were in charger of hunting and the woman in charge of collecting clams, plants and nuts.The good environment by Biscayne Bay helped them become thrive without relaying agricul-ture or farming. becoming one of the two tribes to do so. In 1998 an apartment was be-ing demolish in Miami, an archaeologist found a fascinating image. He asked the city to allow him to investigate the site before work was done. Its supposed to
Phillis Wheatley and Robert Smalls may not be a notable name in today’s history, but their stories are remarkable none the less. While Robert Smalls became famous for his bravery and actions, Phillis Wheatley became famous through her written words. Against all odds, these two African-American’s went and did what was called the impossible for people of their race in their times of history.
In “Baseball Magic”, Gmelch explores how baseball players perform rituals in order to receive good luck during their tournament. Gmelch compares the rituals of American baseball players to those of the Trobriand Islanders. The baseball players use magic, specifically rituals, taboos and fetishes to control their fear of failure. These rituals are primarily focused on players who pitch or hit since their positions in the game allow one to score points for their team (1). If a baseball player does gain points for his team, he will do the same ritual he did for the previous game because he believes it will lead to another successful outcome for his team. The baseball player may chew on the same piece of gum each game or wear religious medallions around his neck (2). Gmelch demonstrates how rituals do not change the outcomes for the baseball players nor does it facilitate the process of catching fish for Trobriand Islanders. However, rituals give believers, like the baseball players, a sense of control and confidence to succeed.
Bead throwing and Mardi Gras can be referred to as a sandwich of inseparable peanut butter and jelly. I am a faithful bead catcher when it comes to my Mardi Gras culture. I make it my top, my most valuable mission to catch as many beads as I can. Purple, gold, and green beads jiggle across my neck, as I bond with my family members, smiling, laughing, enjoying our Mardi Gras culture. When there was a King, these beads must’ve meant a great deal to him, because according to IB Times, the King of the first daytime Carnival in 1872 determined the color of the beads to be of the royal colors- purple, gold, and
The Stone Age was the first known period where humans began using rock and other nonmetallic materials such as bones and leather to create tools.
Actress, writer, flamboyant- these are just the start to a long list of words that describe Mae West. She not only enticed but challenged morality through movies and plays. Her actions and words were anything but the norm during the years of the Great depression. Mae West was a controversial actress and play writer for her time and opened up views to scandalous topics which changed the face of media today.
Wilma jean the worry machine is a children's book that does an amazing job at showing kids what anxiety is. Wilma jean is a little girl who says she can't get out of bed because she has the “ worry flu”. Wilma jean worries about everything. They like to call it the what if syndrome so she is always wondering. What if people laugh at me, what if they don't like my hair cut, what if i don't fit in. Everything that goes on throughout the day she is always worried about the what ifs. Wilma jean goes through her everyday life struggling with anxiety and the fear that she will just not be enough. Being so worried is one of the main signs
Most people would define wealth as the accumulation of some sort of precious possessions or just plain money. However, like most terms, wealth can be observed as a completely different or foreign concept in another cultural/social group. At this time, two cultural groups, the American Indians and the American English settlers, began to interact more frequently for various purposes such as the purchasing of land. Nevertheless, the concept of wealth and property had been so dissimilar between the two societies that misunderstandings were not unfamiliar to them and frequent disagreements occurred. Fueled by differing understandings and perceptions of wealth and property, a clash between the American Indians and the American English colonists…
Wampum refers to the particular type of white and purple shell beads seen in the famous wampum belt of the Iroquois. The wampum belt consists of the white beads which are sliced from the narrow inner pillars of two marine species namely Northern whelks and B. carina. The wampum belt also had purple wampum beads which were cut from purple segment of the more widely distributed hard-shell clam or quahog.
The Diquis culture is one of the most prominent and well-known cultures known today. The Diquis are a pre Columbian indigenous culture. The Diquis arose in the territory of what is now known as Costa Rica. They occupied Costa Rica until the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. This culture flourished from 700 AD to 1530 AD. The word Diquis derives from the Boruca language and means “great waters” or “the great river.”
Lydia life more in these too places. She was born into slavery. She was the slave of George Wythe. George Wythe was the first American Law Professor. Lydia was freed from slavery. George freed 4 slaves. She was freed in 1787. Then after she was free she became his cook. George had added Lydia into his will 3 months before his Grand-nephew poisoned his coffee. Michael Brown and George Wythe, Lydia were all victims off the poisonous coffee. Although Mr.Brown died and so did Mr. Wythe. But Lydia was the survivor but she was almost completely blind from this incident.
Unmasked by Lori Wagner talks in depth about the origins of body art, make-up, and jewelry and how our culture has slowly distorted the world’s view of beauty. One of the many things I’ve learned from this book is the origin and birthing of jewelry. In addition, I also learned the truth behind body art, and how it contradicts the Word. Furthermore, I also learned about the starting point of makeup and how it has affected our society today. Today I am going to share what I have learned about jewelry, body art and make up, and how it has distorted our culture’s perspective of beauty.
Imagine standing off set and hearing the song you wrote blaring over speakers, everyone dancing to the music directed by the choreographer. “76 trombones led the big parade...” Well, this is what it was like for Meredith Willson. Meredith Willson is an amazing musician. Meredith Was a very interesting man. He had a lot of important times in his life. He had some of his childhood, The Music Man, And a lot of other interesting facts.
Jewelry is a universal form of adornment that has been around for thousands of years. Thanks to archeological evidence and ancient scholarly reports, jewelry and its purpose has been thoroughly studied. In North Africa, for example, prehistoric shells have been found with obviously man made perforations through the center, and it is estimated that they could date from as far back as 82,000 years ago. Throughout history, the act of wearing jewelry enables the wearer to express him or herself non-verbally, to showcase wealth, rank, political and religious affiliation or affections toward someone. Regardless of the gender of the wearer, these non-verbal expressions are easily understood. The purpose of jewelry remains the same no matter if a male or female is wearing it. “Especially in pre-literate cultures, most decoration is a carefully orchestrated collection of signs, each with particular meanings and overtones. As worn, jewelry constitutes a complex statement of social fact and personal fantasy, which other people in the same culture recognize and