• In the Path of Lewis and Clark: Traveling the Missouri

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    The Corps stood up against the extortionate demands of trading vessel masters, while at the same time developing its own monopolies. After a month's stay at Kano, now the capital of the northern province of Nigeria of that name, he set out for Sokoto, though very ill and weak at the time. This time it was the Wampanoags, occupying the south shore of Massachusetts Bay, who were in the way and also beginning to trade some of their land to people outside the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • Nineteenth-Century Explorers: From Lewis and Clark to David

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    One noteworthy exception is Richard Goertz, "Jo�o Alvares Fagundes, Capit�o de Terra Nova {1521}," Canadian Ethnic Studies XXXIII: 2(1991): 117-128. The Renaissance spread from Italy throughout Europe. In 1513, Ponce de Leon discovered Florida while searching for the mythical Fountain of Youth. Jerusalem now became, indeed, the world centre. The period following the War of 1812 was one of expansion of population, business, and settlement. Even lesser explorers—Verrazano, Champlain—have enormous objects named after them.
  • Champlain: Peacemaker and Explorer

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    For example current press reports say that the government favours Museveni tribe mostly. [ 34 ] The mining act stipulates that 80% of the oil revenues will go to central government, 17% to local governments and 3% to the landlords [ 35 ] however, the local politicians and the traditional institution of Bunyoro kingdom have reportedly been insisting on a 50% share until more recently when the King of Bunyoro kingdom Omukama Gafabusa appeared before the parliamentary committee on natural resources to witness the handover of Bunyoro's petition demanding 12.5% of the oil revenue and stated "being the valid trustee of the Bunyoro customary lands and natural resources; he needed a fair share for the kingdom and his subjects to boost development." [ 36 ] Furthermore, the same report goes ahead to stress on the ideas of a few politicians in Uganda whose view is that neither oil or poverty is confined to one particular region of Uganda but instead cover the entire western rift and given the perceived potential for oil to spark off regional, social and ethnic divisions the benefits should be for everyone in Uganda.
  • Christopher Columbus: Explorer and Colonizer of the New

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    The Santiago's original design accommodated only 64 crewmen. It is my understanding that Modern history is comprised of a sequence of events. Then learners generate hypotheses in order to better describe and understand relationships between concepts. The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. A vision of the great Roman—determined, resolute—rises before us as, standing on the deck of the galley, he looks out on to the dark waters of the unknown sea bound for the coast of England.
  • Jacques Cartier (Great Explorers)

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    How Balbus discovered and claimed for the Empire some of the African desert is related by Pliny. Another company named SpaceX is hoping to land civilian astronauts on Mars—the next human step into the solar system—in 20 years. The early years of the Quebec colony were hard, and the population grew slowly. They built ships and ventured forth on the deep; they made their way to the islands of Cyprus and Crete and thence to the islands of Greece, bringing back goods from other countries to barter with their less daring neighbours.
  • Vasco Da Gama: First European to Reach India by Sea

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    It was now midwinter, and for six weeks they remained in harbour till August came, and with three ships they emerged to continue their way to the Straits of Magellan. In 1562, French Protestants known as Huguenots arrived in Florida. The citizens could use their assembly as little more than a forum in which to criticize the manner in which the government was operated. Made discoveries in Stirrup and Oneida on Gulf of Mexico shelf. England, France, and the Netherlands, refused to comply with the Treaty of Tordesillas and also began to explore and establish colonies in the Americas.
  • The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic

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    From a woodcut in the first printed edition of Marco Polo's Travels, Nuremburg, 1477. He assembled an international team of experts which made revolutionary advances in geography, navigation, and cartography. Still, the German tribes were giving trouble about the country of the Rhine, and in the words of the famous Commentaries, "Cæsar was determined to cross the Rhine, but he hardly thought it safe to cross in boats. In the regions of present-day southern Canada, the United States, and southern South America, survivors were gathered up and moved to specific areas, called reservations.
  • Crawl Into the Night

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    The Native American population is understood to have, for the most part, been subjected to European rule during the era of conquest. We had arrived at the critical point in our travels," remarks Stanley. "What kind of a country is it to the north along the river?" he asked. "Monstrous bad," was the reply. "There are large boa-constrictors in the forest suspended by their tails, waiting to gobble up travellers. We include the Atlantic slave trade here since its beginnings in the 1400s were as much part of the European breakout into the Atlantic Ocean as were the first voyages to North America.
  • Lewis and Clark: Famed Explorers of the American Frontier

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    Finally, though this does not belittle the men of science, we must note that scientific curiosity is not the dominant motive behind the whole process. Synge On the inhospitable shores of southern Portugal, amid the "sadness of a waste of shifting sand, in a neighbourhood so barren that only a few stunted trees struggled for existence, on one of the coldest, dreariest spots of sunny Portugal," Prince Henry built his naval arsenal. Was Morison right in burying the story of genocide inside a more important story of human progress?
  • The Himalayas (Exploration and Discovery)

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    Sweet potatoes, peanuts, and tomatoes became staples in African cooking. The spacecraft should provide an unprecedented view of the double dwarf planet system. June 27, 1997 - NEAR (Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous) probe passes the asteroid Mathilde on its way to meeting up with 433 Eros. Then Sir John Richardson started off, but found no trace! The coast, particularly of the South, lacked diversified industries, and was dependent on England for the bulk of its supplies.
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