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  1. page Explorer Webquest and Debate edited ... Group 1: French Explorers Use this LINK Jacques Cartier April 20, 1534 Today I leave Fran…
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    Group 1: French Explorers
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    Jacques Cartier
    April 20, 1534
    Today I leave France for my first voyage to Newfoundland. I will be sailing with a fleet of three ships, the flagship Grande Hermine, the Petite Hermine, and the Emerillion. The journey should be about a month long before we have sight of Newfoundland. The preparations for the journey are almost complete and we should be able to leave before the sun sets today.
    J.C.
    May 30, 1535
    Today we landed in Newfoundland. There is a long river seemingly stretching to the edge of the earth. This must be the Northwest Passage. We have built a military station in Stadacona in order to follow the river and perhaps find the Northwest Passage. It is very cold, but we will continue to explore the land. The two natives I captured are my translators, but they are being very stubborn in their resistance. Whether they resist or submit themselves obediently, we will continue down the river.
    J.C.
    May 23, 1541
    Today we shall leave for my third journey. This journey has been delayed while waiting for the French and Spanish to design a truce. They have finally agreed to a truce and we have prepared for the journey for the last couple of days. We shall return to the river where I believe the Northwest Passage is located. When I find the Northwest Passage I will be a very wealthy and powerful man.
    J.C.

    Group 2: Spanish Explorers (other than Columbus and Cortez)
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  2. page Explorer Webquest and Debate edited ... another source Group 6: Navajo My name is Chief Crazy Horse, the leader of the Diné. We are…
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    Group 6: Navajo
    My name is Chief Crazy Horse, the leader of the Diné. We are the people known as the Navajos, but we call ourselves the Diné. We live in northern Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico, an arid, beautiful place. We call our homeland Diné Bikéyah, a land that we consider quite bountiful. Our people herd sheep, and ride horses, both stolen from the Spanish. Our nomadic lifestyle, herding hunting and gathering with a little of agriculture, gave us the ability to survive the arrival of the white man.
    The day of my tribe begins with our daily ritual honoring the Mother Earth and Father Sky. We tend to our herds, and the women head out to gather berries and other useful plants and herbs. Also, at times where we have planted corn or maize, we tend to that too. The arts are a big part of our lives, women spend a lot of their free time weaving baskets and intricate rugs, and crafting clay pottery. Throughout the life our tribe, this sacred lifestyle continued uninterrupted until the day that the Spanish Conquistadors and Missionaries arrived.
    At first, when the Spanish arrived, we had no idea who they were, and we were completely unable to communicate with them; them and their exotic language. Our first impression of them was that they were a cruel people invading on our homeland, so we fought against them. In later years, our women were taken by the Spanish and were forced to marry them. At first, we rebelled against this, and it only fueled our anger and lust for warfare. After a while, when the Europeans showed no signs of retreating, we finally gave in. Eventually, some of our women returned back to their people, and their acquired knowledge of the Spanish language enabled use to communicate with the Spanish.

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  3. page Explorer Webquest and Debate edited ... Group 1: French Explorers Use this LINK Pizarro: I distinctly remember the day I landed i…
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    Group 1: French Explorers
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    Pizarro:
    I distinctly remember the day I landed in the prosperous land of the strong but short lived Incan civilization. It was dead middle of June, and freezing cold, the middle of the winter. I remember observing the sophisticated nature of the civilization. Not only were their building covered in gold but they were built with such a way that uses the slants of a building, two weak point, to make a strong point. The people went to such work to ellaboraticise their civilization. All their cities we in either the shape of a falcon or other powerful outlying animal. Their environment is dry and cold in the mountains and plains on the coast. On the other side of the mountains there is tropical rain forest. Bringing to my knowledge there must be another Ocean. (he discovered the Pacific Ocean)
    I traveled to Cajamarca, the home of the king, and figured the immenseness of the riches in the civilization was far more valuable than ruling the civilization itself. I captured the king, Atahualpa and held him against his will. I told him that I would let him free for the price of a room filled with gold. They gave me the gold and I executed Atahualpa for 12 crimes against European government. He said that he would be happy to convert Christianity and share with his followers, and where it was compelling I still killed him. I left him and with my army walked across the great plaza and to my surprise what seemed to me like all of the natives tried to kill my unprepared army and myself. Since we had horses and guns we left many natives laying dead. The original goal of conquest was to get the money and get out, but our invasion led to the collapse of the civilization and the end of the short under 100 year segment of time for the Incas prosper.
    I was surprised to realize the relative amount of gold I could flaunt back in Europe. It was so substantial that the gold substantially changed the economy in Europe. On this day I did not forget the original purpose of colonization, so I founded the city of Lima. It was already an Incan city but I added Spanish influence to it, and I forever transformed the world.
    (Lima is currently the leading economic city in Peru. It combines architecture from the Incans and the Spanish, together.)

    Group 2: Spanish Explorers (other than Columbus and Cortez)
    Use this LINK
    Group 3: English Explorers
    Use this LINK
    I am John Smith, and I was born in 1580. I wasSir Walter Raleigh
    1587
    I have sent colonist to
    the admiral of New England. I was also an English soldier, explorer, and author.new world. I am remembered byprepared everything for establishingthem but i could not sail with them because the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown, Virginia in 1606. In 1607queen had not given me permission, but recently my captain had plannedQueen has given me permission to execute me upon our arrival in Virginia.
    I
    go see my newly established colony. I was very content because I had not gotten any news of the leadercolony in a while. I prepared one of my ship with food and tomorrow i will leave for the Virginia Colony from September 1608new word.
    My journey is well under way
    and August 1609. My crewsome of my men are sick, we have been through one storm and with my expertise and knowledge I were so mad at the Indians thatsee another one is coming close but with my navigation we decided to kidnapmight get through it easily and even earlier than the Chiefs daughter, Pocahontas. As I was about to get executed Pocahontas threw her self on my body to safe my life.planned arrival.
    Group 4: Iroquois and Algonquians (Great Lakes and northern US)
    Mohawks
    ...
    another source
    Group 6: Navajo
    My name is Chief Crazy Horse, the leader of the Diné. We are the people known as the Navajos, but we call ourselves the Diné. We live in northern Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico, an arid, beautiful place. We call our homeland Diné Bikéyah, a land that we consider quite bountiful. Our people herd sheep, and ride horses, both stolen from the Spanish. Our nomadic lifestyle, herding hunting and gathering with a little of agriculture, gave us the ability to survive the arrival of the white man.
    The day of my tribe begins with our daily ritual honoring the Mother Earth and Father Sky. We tend to our herds, and the women head out to gather berries and other useful plants and herbs. Also, at times where we have planted corn or maize, we tend to that too. The arts are a big part of our lives, women spend a lot of their free time weaving baskets and intricate rugs, and crafting clay pottery. Throughout the life our tribe, this sacred lifestyle continued uninterrupted until the day that the Spanish Conquistadors and Missionaries arrived.
    At first, when the Spanish arrived, we had no idea who they were, and we were completely unable to communicate with them; them and their exotic language. Our first impression of them was that they were a cruel people invading on our homeland, so we fought against them. In later years, our women were taken by the Spanish and were forced to marry them. At first, we rebelled against this, and it only fueled our anger and lust for warfare. After a while, when the Europeans showed no signs of retreating, we finally gave in. Eventually, some of our women returned back to their people, and their acquired knowledge of the Spanish language enabled use to communicate with the Spanish.

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  4. page Explorer Webquest and Debate edited ... An explanation of how you plan to adapt Group 1: French Explorers Use this LINK Jacques Ca…
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    An explanation of how you plan to adapt
    Group 1: French Explorers
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    Jacques Cartier
    April 20, 1534
    Today I leave France for my first voyage to Newfoundland. I will be sailing with a fleet of three ships, the flagship Grande Hermine, the Petite Hermine, and the Emerillion. The journey should be about a month long before we have sight of Newfoundland. The preparations for the journey are almost complete and we should be able to leave before the sun sets today.
    J.C.
    May 30, 1535
    Today we landed in Newfoundland. There is a long river seemingly stretching to the edge of the earth. This must be the Northwest Passage. We have built a military station in Stadacona in order to follow the river and perhaps find the Northwest Passage. It is very cold, but we will continue to explore the land. The two natives I captured are my translators, but they are being very stubborn in their resistance. Whether they resist or submit themselves obediently, we will continue down the river.
    J.C.
    May 23, 1541
    Today we shall leave for my third journey. This journey has been delayed while waiting for the French and Spanish to design a truce. They have finally agreed to a truce and we have prepared for the journey for the last couple of days. We shall return to the river where I believe the Northwest Passage is located. When I find the Northwest Passage I will be a very wealthy and powerful man.
    J.C.
    Samuel de Champlain
    March 17, 1603
    I am so excited to begin my voyage to the new land. I will follow the footsteps of my fellow French explorer Jacques Cartier. Because my father was in the navy I have discovered a love for the sea. It has been 17 days on the ship and the conditions of the crew are getting worse. We are beginning to run out of food but I know we can survive this voyage. We will arrive at an established post called Tadoussac in New France after this long voyage. I will then travel to other established posts nearby Tadoussac. I must review Mr. Cartier’s path and try to follow it exactly. Until then I am stuck on this ship waiting for my arrival to New France.
    S.d.C.
    It has been about a year and what an experience I have had. While charting Saguenay River I made some Indian friends, and it turns out they had a lot of fur. I continued up the St. Lawrence River until I reached one of the great lakes. I met more natives there and they helped me chart areas including the other Great Lakes, the Hudson Bay, Niagara Falls, and the Detroit River. After all of this I returned back to France to search for a passage of Asia. On this expedition I stayed at Sainte- Croix. Now I am in New England and will stay here for a while. I plan to go back to my original landing place in France and continue my journey from there.
    Group 2: Spanish Explorers (other than Columbus and Cortez)

    Use this LINK
    Pizarro:
    ...
    I was surprised to realize the relative amount of gold I could flaunt back in Europe. It was so substantial that the gold substantially changed the economy in Europe. On this day I did not forget the original purpose of colonization, so I founded the city of Lima. It was already an Incan city but I added Spanish influence to it, and I forever transformed the world.
    (Lima is currently the leading economic city in Peru. It combines architecture from the Incans and the Spanish, together.)
    Group 2: Spanish Explorers (other than Columbus and Cortez)
    Use this LINK

    Group 3: English Explorers
    Use this LINK
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    in Virginia. I
    I
    was the
    ...
    daughter, Pocahontas. As I was about to get executed Pocahontas threw her self on my body to safe my life.
    Group 4: Iroquois and Algonquians (Great Lakes and northern US)
    Mohawks
    Iroquois
    Iroquois- Ben Klinkenberg
    Entry 1:
    I am nothing more but an average man in my tribe, a warrior and a hunter. My tribe lives close to the sea, where the fish are plentiful. Our tribe is rather large, consisting of thirty or more families, not including children. Sometimes it gets very cold here, and even snows. Usually the weather is rather sunny, but we do also get much rain. When it rains we do not do much, as the fish retreat into deeper waters and the deer run into the forest. It is also too cold to do anything while it rains, so we stay inside our tents and wait for it to pass. I remember that it was raining when we first encountered them. These strange dark objects were coming closer to the shore, and came close to our tribe’s camp. We were wary at first, scared of this white man. However, they were friendly, and we traded with them beaver skins, and they traded us beads and wool. I remember looking at the enormous canoe-like objects in the water. I remember feeling the hard material it was made out of. The white men even let me go up onto the canoe, and even go into the canoe’s belly. There were more white men underneath the canoe in it’s belly, just sleeping. I feel like these men will be friendly and we will be compatible together.
    Entry 2:
    We have lost a few good men this day. They all came down with a disease unfamiliar to us, one where the men’s eyes become red as fire, and they are bent over coughing and sneezing. Besides this, life is continuing. Everyone is hunting and gathering as usual, and we are continuing to trade with the white men. I feel a conflict is arising however, with our rivals to the north, the Algonquins. They have been continually sending scouts into our land, and we have even had to drive out a few from continuing to look and sneak around.
    Entry 3:
    We have officially gone to war. The Algonquins have raided our encampment without warning. I ran for arms and was able to fend off some off them, but they had new weapons I had never seen before. The rocks they made their weapons out of were shiny, and wouldn’t break. The rocks cut through our men like stomach, and we were forced to flee. I was lucky to come away with my life with nothing but a few scratches. Our tribe has been cut down hugely in numbers, and we are feeling hopeless. However, the Dutch have offered to trade to us the same weapons, as well as more superior weapons. With these weapons, everyone will be scared of us, they say. I don’t believe it, but I will feel better once the Algonquins are driven back and we are back in our homeland.

    Group 5: Powhatans
    another source
    My (Pocahontas’) Diary
    November 18, 1607
    Since this
    Group 6: Navajo
    My name
    is my first diary entry, I will first give a brief descriptionChief Crazy Horse, the leader of my life. I am Pocahontas,the Diné. We are the people known as the Navajos, but we call ourselves the Diné. We live in northern Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico, an arid, beautiful place. We call our homeland Diné Bikéyah, a memberland that we consider quite bountiful. Our people herd sheep, and ride horses, both stolen from the Spanish. Our nomadic lifestyle, herding hunting and gathering with a little of agriculture, gave us the Powhatan tribe, which once consistedability to survive the arrival of over 500 nations. I was born in 1595 as a daughterthe white man.
    The day
    of chief Wahunsunacawh. Ourmy tribe lives in eastern America. We are hunters, gatherers, fishers,begins with our daily ritual honoring the Mother Earth and farmers.Father Sky. We tend to our herds, and the women head out to gather berries and other useful plants and herbs. Also, at times where we have livedplanted corn or maize, we tend to that too. The arts are a quietbig part of our lives, women spend a lot of their free time weaving baskets and happyintricate rugs, and crafting clay pottery. Throughout the life our tribe, this sacred lifestyle continued uninterrupted until the English explorers entered our land in 1607. Andday that isthe Spanish Conquistadors and Missionaries arrived.
    At first,
    when our lives changed for the worse.
    November 20, 1607
    Today was another very difficult day. Living
    Spanish arrived, we had no idea who they were, and we were completely unable to communicate with the English has become harder. The English have been cutting down the forests for housesthem; them and tools. This has causedtheir exotic language. Our first impression of them was that they were a cruel people invading on our homeland, so we fought against them. In later years, our women were taken by the animalsSpanish and were forced to disappear which has mademarry them. At first, we rebelled against this, and it harderonly fueled our anger and lust for warfare. After a while, when the Europeans showed no signs of retreating, we finally gave in. Eventually, some of our women returned back to get food. It is not easy livingtheir people, and their acquired knowledge of the Spanish language enabled use to communicate with the English.Group 6: NavajoSpanish.
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  5. page Explorer Webquest and Debate edited ... November 18, 1607 Since this is my first diary entry, I will first give a brief description …
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    November 18, 1607
    Since this is my first diary entry, I will first give a brief description of my life. I am Pocahontas, a member of the Powhatan tribe, which once consisted of over 500 nations. I was born in 1595 as a daughter of chief Wahunsunacawh. Our tribe lives in eastern America. We are hunters, gatherers, fishers, and farmers. We have lived a quiet and happy life until the English explorers entered our land in 1607. And that is when our lives changed for the worse.
    GroupNovember 20, 1607
    Today was another very difficult day. Living with the English has become harder. The English have been cutting down the forests for houses and tools. This has caused the animals to disappear which has made it harder to get food. It is not easy living with the English.Group
    6: Navajo
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  6. page Explorer Webquest and Debate edited ... Group 1: French Explorers Use this LINK Jacques Cartier April 20, 1534 Today I leave Fran…
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    Group 1: French Explorers
    Use this LINK
    Jacques Cartier
    April 20, 1534
    Today I leave France for my first voyage to Newfoundland. I will be sailing with a fleet of three ships, the flagship Grande Hermine, the Petite Hermine, and the Emerillion. The journey should be about a month long before we have sight of Newfoundland. The preparations for the journey are almost complete and we should be able to leave before the sun sets today.
    J.C.
    May 30, 1535
    Today we landed in Newfoundland. There is a long river seemingly stretching to the edge of the earth. This must be the Northwest Passage. We have built a military station in Stadacona in order to follow the river and perhaps find the Northwest Passage. It is very cold, but we will continue to explore the land. The two natives I captured are my translators, but they are being very stubborn in their resistance. Whether they resist or submit themselves obediently, we will continue down the river.
    J.C.
    May 23, 1541
    Today we shall leave for my third journey. This journey has been delayed while waiting for the French and Spanish to design a truce. They have finally agreed to a truce and we have prepared for the journey for the last couple of days. We shall return to the river where I believe the Northwest Passage is located. When I find the Northwest Passage I will be a very wealthy and powerful man.
    J.C.

    Samuel de Champlain
    March 17, 1603
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  7. page Explorer Webquest and Debate edited ... Group 1: French Explorers Use this LINK Samuel de Champlain March 17, 1603 I am so excite…
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    Group 1: French Explorers
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    Samuel de Champlain
    March 17, 1603
    I am so excited to begin my voyage to the new land. I will follow the footsteps of my fellow French explorer Jacques Cartier. Because my father was in the navy I have discovered a love for the sea. It has been 17 days on the ship and the conditions of the crew are getting worse. We are beginning to run out of food but I know we can survive this voyage. We will arrive at an established post called Tadoussac in New France after this long voyage. I will then travel to other established posts nearby Tadoussac. I must review Mr. Cartier’s path and try to follow it exactly. Until then I am stuck on this ship waiting for my arrival to New France.
    S.d.C.
    It has been about a year and what an experience I have had. While charting Saguenay River I made some Indian friends, and it turns out they had a lot of fur. I continued up the St. Lawrence River until I reached one of the great lakes. I met more natives there and they helped me chart areas including the other Great Lakes, the Hudson Bay, Niagara Falls, and the Detroit River. After all of this I returned back to France to search for a passage of Asia. On this expedition I stayed at Sainte- Croix. Now I am in New England and will stay here for a while. I plan to go back to my original landing place in France and continue my journey from there.

    Group 2: Spanish Explorers (other than Columbus and Cortez)
    Use this LINK
    ...
    November 18, 1607
    Since this is my first diary entry, I will first give a brief description of my life. I am Pocahontas, a member of the Powhatan tribe, which once consisted of over 500 nations. I was born in 1595 as a daughter of chief Wahunsunacawh. Our tribe lives in eastern America. We are hunters, gatherers, fishers, and farmers. We have lived a quiet and happy life until the English explorers entered our land in 1607. And that is when our lives changed for the worse.
    November 19 1607
    My tribes feel threatened by the English. They are destroying the land we love so much and have been living on since the Powahatan tribe has existed. We view everything as a living creature and and find beauty in nature. The English do not view it in the way that we did. They see the world as a way to attain money and make empires.THey have been cutting down our trees to make houses and making the deer in our land scarce. My father, the chief wanted to fight them, but I saw them differently. I tried to teach John Smith our ways,becuase he was willing to listen. My father doesn't approve of this, but I think it is the right thing to do.

    Group 6: Navajo
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    8:06 am
  8. page Explorer Webquest and Debate edited ... Group 1: French Explorers Use this LINK Pizarro:  I distinctly remember the day I landed i…
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    Group 1: French Explorers
    Use this LINK
    Pizarro: 
    I distinctly remember the day I landed in the prosperous land of the strong but short lived Incan civilization. It was dead middle of June, and freezing cold, the middle of the winter. I remember observing the sophisticated nature of the civilization. Not only were their building covered in gold but they were built with such a way that uses the slants of a building, two weak point, to make a strong point. The people went to such work to ellaboraticise their civilization. All their cities we in either the shape of a falcon or other powerful outlying animal. Their environment is dry and cold in the mountains and plains on the coast. On the other side of the mountains there is tropical rain forest. Bringing to my knowledge there must be another Ocean. (he discovered the Pacific Ocean) 
    I traveled to Cajamarca, the home of the king, and figured the immenseness of the riches in the civilization was far more valuable than ruling the civilization itself. I captured the king, Atahualpa and held him against his will. I told him that I would let him free for the price of a room filled with gold. They gave me the gold and I executed Atahualpa for 12 crimes against European government. He said that he would be happy to convert Christianity and share with his followers, and where it was compelling I still killed him. I left him and with my army walked across the great plaza and to my surprise what seemed to me like all of the natives tried to kill my unprepared army and myself. Since we had horses and guns we left many natives laying dead. The original goal of conquest was to get the money and get out, but our invasion led to the collapse of the civilization and the end of the short under 100 year segment of time for the Incas prosper. 
    I was surprised to realize the relative amount of gold I could flaunt back in Europe. It was so substantial that the gold substantially changed the economy in Europe. On this day I did not forget the original purpose of colonization, so I founded the city of Lima. It was already an Incan city but I added Spanish influence to it, and I forever transformed the world.
    (Lima is currently the leading economic city in Peru. It combines architecture from the Incans and the Spanish, together.)

    Group 2: Spanish Explorers (other than Columbus and Cortez)
    Use this LINK
    Pizarro:
    I distinctly remember the day I landed in the prosperous land of the strong but short lived Incan civilization. It was dead middle of June, and freezing cold, the middle of the winter. I remember observing the sophisticated nature of the civilization. Not only were their building covered in gold but they were built with such a way that uses the slants of a building, two weak point, to make a strong point. The people went to such work to ellaboraticise their civilization. All their cities we in either the shape of a falcon or other powerful outlying animal. Their environment is dry and cold in the mountains and plains on the coast. On the other side of the mountains there is tropical rain forest. Bringing to my knowledge there must be another Ocean. (he discovered the Pacific Ocean)
    I traveled to Cajamarca, the home of the king, and figured the immenseness of the riches in the civilization was far more valuable than ruling the civilization itself. I captured the king, Atahualpa and held him against his will. I told him that I would let him free for the price of a room filled with gold. They gave me the gold and I executed Atahualpa for 12 crimes against European government. He said that he would be happy to convert Christianity and share with his followers, and where it was compelling I still killed him. I left him and with my army walked across the great plaza and to my surprise what seemed to me like all of the natives tried to kill my unprepared army and myself. Since we had horses and guns we left many natives laying dead. The original goal of conquest was to get the money and get out, but our invasion led to the collapse of the civilization and the end of the short under 100 year segment of time for the Incas prosper.
    I was surprised to realize the relative amount of gold I could flaunt back in Europe. It was so substantial that the gold substantially changed the economy in Europe. On this day I did not forget the original purpose of colonization, so I founded the city of Lima. It was already an Incan city but I added Spanish influence to it, and I forever transformed the world.
    (Lima is currently the leading economic city in Peru. It combines architecture from the Incans and the Spanish, together.)

    Group 3: English Explorers
    Use this LINK
    ...
    in Virginia.
    I
    I was the
    ...
    daughter, Pocahontas. As I was about to get executed Pocahontas threw her self on my body to safe my life.
    Group 4: Iroquois and Algonquians (Great Lakes and northern US)
    Mohawks
    Iroquois
    Iroquois- Ben Klinkenberg
    Entry 1:
    I am nothing more but an average man in my tribe, a warrior and a hunter. My tribe lives close to the sea, where the fish are plentiful. Our tribe is rather large, consisting of thirty or more families, not including children. Sometimes it gets very cold here, and even snows. Usually the weather is rather sunny, but we do also get much rain. When it rains we do not do much, as the fish retreat into deeper waters and the deer run into the forest. It is also too cold to do anything while it rains, so we stay inside our tents and wait for it to pass. I remember that it was raining when we first encountered them. These strange dark objects were coming closer to the shore, and came close to our tribe’s camp. We were wary at first, scared of this white man. However, they were friendly, and we traded with them beaver skins, and they traded us beads and wool. I remember looking at the enormous canoe-like objects in the water. I remember feeling the hard material it was made out of. The white men even let me go up onto the canoe, and even go into the canoe’s belly. There were more white men underneath the canoe in it’s belly, just sleeping. I feel like these men will be friendly and we will be compatible together.
    Entry 2:
    We have lost a few good men this day. They all came down with a disease unfamiliar to us, one where the men’s eyes become red as fire, and they are bent over coughing and sneezing. Besides this, life is continuing. Everyone is hunting and gathering as usual, and we are continuing to trade with the white men. I feel a conflict is arising however, with our rivals to the north, the Algonquins. They have been continually sending scouts into our land, and we have even had to drive out a few from continuing to look and sneak around.
    Entry 3:
    We have officially gone to war. The Algonquins have raided our encampment without warning. I ran for arms and was able to fend off some off them, but they had new weapons I had never seen before. The rocks they made their weapons out of were shiny, and wouldn’t break. The rocks cut through our men like stomach, and we were forced to flee. I was lucky to come away with my life with nothing but a few scratches. Our tribe has been cut down hugely in numbers, and we are feeling hopeless. However, the Dutch have offered to trade to us the same weapons, as well as more superior weapons. With these weapons, everyone will be scared of us, they say. I don’t believe it, but I will feel better once the Algonquins are driven back and we are back in our homeland.

    Group 5: Powhatans
    another source
    My (Pocahontas’) Diary
    November 18, 1607
    Since this is my first diary entry, I will first give a brief description of my life. I am Pocahontas, a member of the Powhatan tribe, which once consisted of over 500 nations. I was born in 1595 as a daughter of chief Wahunsunacawh. Our tribe lives in eastern America. We are hunters, gatherers, fishers, and farmers. We have lived a quiet and happy life until the English explorers entered our land in 1607. And that is when our lives changed for the worse.
    November 19 1607
    My tribes feel threatened by the English. They are destroying the land we love so much and have been living on since the Powahatan tribe has existed. We view everything as a living creature and and find beauty in nature. The English do not view it in the way that we did. They see the world as a way to attain money and make empires.THey have been cutting down our trees to make houses and making the deer in our land scarce. My father, the chief wanted to fight them, but I saw them differently. I tried to teach John Smith our ways,becuase he was willing to listen. My father doesn't approve of this, but I think it is the right thing to do.

    Group 6: Navajo
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    8:06 am
  9. page Explorer Webquest and Debate edited ... Group 1: French Explorers Use this LINK Pizarro:  I distinctly remember the day I landed i…
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    Group 1: French Explorers
    Use this LINK
    Pizarro: 
    I distinctly remember the day I landed in the prosperous land of the strong but short lived Incan civilization. It was dead middle of June, and freezing cold, the middle of the winter. I remember observing the sophisticated nature of the civilization. Not only were their building covered in gold but they were built with such a way that uses the slants of a building, two weak point, to make a strong point. The people went to such work to ellaboraticise their civilization. All their cities we in either the shape of a falcon or other powerful outlying animal. Their environment is dry and cold in the mountains and plains on the coast. On the other side of the mountains there is tropical rain forest. Bringing to my knowledge there must be another Ocean. (he discovered the Pacific Ocean) 
    I traveled to Cajamarca, the home of the king, and figured the immenseness of the riches in the civilization was far more valuable than ruling the civilization itself. I captured the king, Atahualpa and held him against his will. I told him that I would let him free for the price of a room filled with gold. They gave me the gold and I executed Atahualpa for 12 crimes against European government. He said that he would be happy to convert Christianity and share with his followers, and where it was compelling I still killed him. I left him and with my army walked across the great plaza and to my surprise what seemed to me like all of the natives tried to kill my unprepared army and myself. Since we had horses and guns we left many natives laying dead. The original goal of conquest was to get the money and get out, but our invasion led to the collapse of the civilization and the end of the short under 100 year segment of time for the Incas prosper. 
    I was surprised to realize the relative amount of gold I could flaunt back in Europe. It was so substantial that the gold substantially changed the economy in Europe. On this day I did not forget the original purpose of colonization, so I founded the city of Lima. It was already an Incan city but I added Spanish influence to it, and I forever transformed the world.
    (Lima is currently the leading economic city in Peru. It combines architecture from the Incans and the Spanish, together.)

    Group 2: Spanish Explorers (other than Columbus and Cortez)
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    Group 5: Powhatans
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    November 20, 1607
    Today was another very difficult day. Living with the English has become harder. The English have been cutting down the forests for houses and tools. This has caused the animals to disappear which has made it harder to get food. It is not easy living with the English.

    Group 6: Navajo
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