The Beothuk had avoided the British for a very long time and British trappers regarded the Beothuk as thieves and sometimes attacked them. Shanawdithit was shot in the arm one time by a British trapper for washing venison in the river. In 1819, Shanawdithit’s aunt Demasduwit was captured by the British
He was the fourth oldest of 12 kids. He was the first American to travel overland to California. Jedediah wanted to explore Oregon but couldn’t because the Mexican governor wouldn’t let him. Jedediah was once attacked by a grizzly bear. One of his ears was almost ripped off, so after that he wore long hair.
Sadly, when Poma sent off his big book of information, his culture had been deemed illiterate in the minds of academia and his stories were lost. Pratt claims, that if the receivers had observed the reading and pursued to learn from it, they would have stored a better understanding of what life was like for the Andean subjects. Nevertheless, this text didn’t fit within the existing understanding of Andean culture and what was almost lost for it. As a replacement, another text, written by a Spanish, Andean citizen living in Spain colored the perspective in a Spanish positive light and was assumed to be the right perspective. Written in standard Spanish without illustration The Royal Commentaries of the Incas by Garcilaso de la Vega, was and up to Pratts speech considered to be the precise narrative for understating the Incan culture.
Seguín 's company in October 1835 and participated in the taking of the squares on the north side of the city during the siege of Bexar, December 5–9, 1835. He served until the capitulation of Gen. Martín Perfecto de Cos on December 10, 1835. Though not much is known about Gregorio Esparza, he is a hero who risked his life for Texas. Gregorio Esparza though a Mexican, on the arrival of Gen. Antonio López de Santa Anna in February 1836, was advised by John William Smith to take refuge with his family in the Alamo because they had been very good and loyal people to the Americans. While many of the people and families who took refuge in the Alamo they were allowed to leave if they desired, Gregorio Esparza decided to stay and fight with Texas against the odds, knowing that his life would possibly be at stake, his family too elected to stay with him.
Estebanico also known as "little Stephen" was the first non-Native American to explore the American Southeast. Even though, the records show that he was servant, evidence shows Estebanico did more than serve. He helped assist Spanish explorers in search of the "fabled Seven Cities of Cibola". During the expenditure members became sick, but he continue the journey on his own. Additionally, Estebanico open up what is now New Mexico and Arizona.
Don Cortez put pilot Camacho in irons for not following orders to stay at sea until his arrival. We spent awhile at Cozumel and attempted to save some Spaniards taken prisoner by the Cacique, but the prisoner did not wish to return to Spain because he had made a life for himself there with his capturers. Later on in our stay there was another man, Jeronimo de Aguilar who was another prisoner by the Cacique who did make himself known and briefly told of his story to New Spain and the death of his traveling partners. The entire situation was very strange to me. This Gonzalo Guerrero had made his home in this place.
Columbus returned home, whom is a hero from his first voyage, bringing back native Indians, mastic plants, aloe, lots of news and a sample of gold from his discoveries (Reyment n.p). Columbus had little difficulty in convincing his benefactors in Spain, King Ferdinand II, and Queen Isabella I, as it only took him about seven months to mount a second voyage. Back in the 1500’s, this was considered a huge undertaking. Seventeen ships were used for the voyage along with 1,500 colonists, livestock (horses, sheep, and cattle), seeds, tools for farming, as well as weapons for waging war were all embarked on the vessels (Hunter, n.p). All this was done quickly as the ships got under way on October 13, 1493, seven months after his return from the first
Rufus Sage was born on March 17, 1817 in Cromwell, Connecticut. He died at age 76 on December 23, 1893 in Cromwell, Connecticut. HE explored the Rocky Mountains for two years (1841-1843). HE explored the East side of the mountains in 1843. He wrote a book about his whole adventure in the Rocky Mountains.
After living in Mexico, he moved to Mississippi to work as an innkeeper. After in Mississippi, he traveled to Hawaii. He worked hard to earn enough money and then he moved to present day California and bought a 50,000 acre ranch. He named the ranch “New Helvetia”, which is now present day Sacramento. On his ranch, Sutter raised livestock and wheat.
The two men are prime examples of surpassing even their own expectations. Christopher Columbus is known to be the one who established America, although his intention was to find a direct water route west from Europe to Asia. He didn 't technically “discover” America, for millions had already inhabited the land. When Columbus returned to the Americas he left his brothers Bartolomeo and Diego to rebuild the Hispaniola settlement, leaving with them crew members and native slaves. Columbus took native slaves of his own when he sailed west to continue his search for gold and treasures.
He took the oath of office and qualified in July 1820, but he only held court for a little while, for at the end of August he was in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and in December he was in New Orleans, where he had made arrangements to live in Joseph H. Hawkins home and study law. At this time Moses Austin was traveling to San Antonio to apply for a grant of land and permission to settle 300 families in Texas. Though not totally excited about the Texas adventure, Austin decided to cooperate with his father. He arranged to get a loan from his friend Hawkins to float the enterprise and was at Natchitoches expecting to go with his father to San Antonio when he learned of Moses Austin 's death. He proceeded to San Antonio, where he arrived in August 1821.