Category Archives: Exploration & Discovery

In the Path of Lewis and Clark: Traveling the Missouri

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What people needed was a movable type made of metal. However, Miera and two others in the party dissented, so midway between Milford and Cedar City, the padres agreed to leave the expedition's fate in God's hands by casting lots. The British Isles are still distorted, and quantities of little unnamed islands lie about the north of Scotland. Surely fortune was smiling on these early experiments. Dos Santos does not inherently portray women as “most savage of the savages”, but rather as more concerned with an honorable death that would provide nourishment for her tribe.
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Who Traveled to the Moon? (Primary Source Detectives)

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So steep were the sides that the horsemen had to dismount and scramble up, leading their horses as best they might. Hence it was that Julius Cæsar was in the year 58 B. Ward (eds.), Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga, pp. 86-97. Plans of the "scattered and ill-regulated" city are now familiar, the Potala has been photographed, the Grand Lama has been drawn, and if, with the departure of Younghusband, the gates of Lhasa were once more closed, voices from beyond the snowy Himalayas must be heard again ere long.
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Creating America: Student Edition Beginnings through

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Of course, the “Age of Exploration” is not entirely terra incognita. Kenya issued six exploration licenses between 2000 and 2002 and two more to CNOOC in the next four years. The worlds loneliest bird, Spix's Macaw (Cyanopsitta spixii) with only one individual left in the wild (27 more in captivity as of 1992) is named after Von Spix. Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery is a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington, D. The "hero" of this expedition was the infamous Lope de Aguirre.
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The Sante Fe Trail (Jackdaw)

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Furthermore, the civil society wonders whether the government incentivized to prioritize security over the human rights of the local population. Canteberry raised hay and wheat that he bartered to the Hightower Mercantile for food and supplies that the ranch needed. (He seldom paid for anything in gold coin.) Mr. The ocean was a new and formidable foe, hitherto unconquered and unexplored. One story says that the Indians caught some of these Spaniards, tied their hands and feet together, threw them on the ground, and poured liquid gold into their mouths, crying, "Eat, eat gold, Christian!"
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Champlain: Peacemaker and Explorer

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After the long plane ride, a ferry trip at night across the Marmar. While Black Robe neglects the harsher methods of the Jesuits in favor of focusing on the more positive aspects of the relationship between Native Americans and the French, the film does succeed in displaying some ramifications of their interactions and the ways they regarded each other. Early during World War II, all gold mining in the United States was stopped by executive order. I uncovered my eyes and I saw that a serpent drew near; his body was as if overlaid with gold, and his colour as that of true lazuli.' "'What has brought thee here, little one, to this isle, which is in the sea and of which the shores are in the midst of the waves?' asked the serpent. "The sailor told his story kneeling on his knees, with his face bowed to the ground. "'Fear not, little one, and make not thy face sad,' continued the serpent, 'for it is God who has brought thee to this isle of the blest, where nothing is lacking and which is filled with all good things.
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James Cook: European Explorer of Australia and the Hawaiian

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By this process it became refined and fitted for manufacture." When the powder was ignited, the rapid burning of the powder produced fire, smoke, and gas that escaped out the open end and produced a thrust. Neither had modern science known about them. As a staple of the community for nearly seven decades, the museum is hosting a pancake breakfast Saturday the 24th. That of one of the company was five foot two inches in length, "thick, broad, and yellow coloured." "This is God's gift," said the Russians.
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Jacques Cartier (Wld Explorer) (World Explorers)

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He was already a widower at the time, and was recorded as being an ordinary sailor - "vaerentgesel" - and that he lived in a street in Amsterdam called Teerketelsteeg. Spain tallied up the cost and found that sending three ships on a voyage into the unknown was about as expensive as entertaining a foreign dignitary for a few weeks. To make some impression on this pompous king, Lander hoisted the "Union flag." "When unfurled and waving in the wind, it looked extremely pretty, and it made our hearts glow with pride and enthusiasm as we looked at the solitary little banner.
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David Thompson (The Canadians)

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You’ll also learn about Sacajawea, a Shoshone woman whose interpreting skills were crucial to Lewis and Clark as they charted the Louisiana Purchase. Scott had wanted to use the Discovery again for his second expedition leaving Britain in 1910, but the admiralty had sold it to the Hudson's Bay Company some years before, and they refused to sell her back. Wijbrandt Geleynszoon ( note ) De Jongh in the Amsterdam charted the Western Australian coast around a latitude of 25 degrees S.
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Frontier Boys In The South Seas

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Antonio de Mota had been thrown by a storm on to the island of Nison, called by the Chinese Jepwen—Japan—in the year 1542. The Cove The Cove begins in Taiji, Japan, where former dolphin trainer Ric... J., accompanied the expedition and provided the first detailed information on the Amazon and its natural history and people. Named "COURAGE," the flight suit was hand painted by the pediatric cancer patients recovering at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
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Photo Odyssey: Solomon Carvalho's Remarkable Western

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By about 1400 the breakup of the Mongol empire and the growth of the Ottoman Empire had blocked Europe's overland trade routes to the East. In the province of Cicao on Haiti, where he and his men imagined huge gold fields to exist, they ordered all persons fourteen years or older to collect a certain quantity of gold every three months. McGovern has been a leading exponent of this explanation, having first developed it in his doctoral dissertation, The Paleoeconomy of Norse Greenland: Adaptation and Extinction in a Tightly Bounded Ecosystem (PhD thesis, Columbia University, 1979), and reaffirmed it in subsequent publications, including: "The Economics of extinction in Norse Greenland," in T.
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