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    Clendinnen recounts the history of the Yucatan peninsula once the Spanish arrived. She splits her recounting into two sections: the Spanish’s perceptive and the Mayan’s perspective. Clendinnen’s recounting the Spanish side of history demonstrates a struggle not only between the Spanish and the new land and its inhabitants, but also the internal conflicts between the Spanish settlers and the friars. At first she tells us how the Spaniards’ interactions with the natives consisted of tribute payments and labor demands. The Spanish seemed to be interested solely on profiting and surviving. That was until the Franciscan missionaries arrived and altered the intents of the Spanish in the Yucatan. She also demonstrated how the Spanish settlers left all form of humanity behind as they raped and killed women and children during uprising. The friars disproved of this violence, as they did not see it as just war. Clendinnen begins to follow a sort of chronological pattern of the Spanish arrival to their religious conversion of the native people. She shows how the friars used the situation at hand with the settlers to grab onto power. Later the friars would wield most of the authority in the Yucatan. The friars however were not noble replacements for the settlers instead they began to conduct an inquisition on those who followed their native religion. Clendinnen shows the progression of the friars protecting the natives from the settlers to being the ones who abused them. The Spanish…

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    We have decided to greet the Mayans peacefully. The Mayans take us to one of their cities we watch an intense Pok-a-tok game. The two teams are playing the game so intensely because literally, their lives are on the line! Pok-a-tok is a kind of soccer and a kind of basketball game. The players use their hips, elbows, and wrists, which is so interesting because it almost impossible to get a goal. The game represents evil and good things, the court represents the universe, and the ball represents…

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    Introduction The Great Barrier Reef stretching 2300km along the coast of Queensland is the world’s biggest coral reef system. The GBR contains many plants, animals, habitats and heritage values to the extent that this diverse marine ecosystem has been established as a global natural treasure with world heritage listing. The Reef is also extremely important to industries and communities that depend on a healthy reef for employment/ income and their recreation. Since the 1980’s there have been…

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    Guatemala Research Paper

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    The Belize- Guatemala territorial dispute is in imprinted in history from more than a century ago. Today it still floods, Belize and Guatemala’s social media and news reports; and is the hottest topic for discussion in everyone’s mouth currently in both countries. This dispute is the cause of Spain’s claim to the New World also known as the Treaty of Tordesillas. Mayas had driven out the Spanish, and shipwrecked English seamen had begun settling in the area. The Godolphin Treaty of 1670 stated…

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    Jaguar Paws, lives in hunter gatherer village deep in the forest. The Maya were an agriculture society, hunting was a minor percentage of their daily activity and nutrition. In addition meat was a luxury. The forest featured in the movie seems to be well maintained therefor I could not envisioned an agriculture society living there (ch.15) According to chapter 15 of Lowland Mesoamerica the village farmers were increasing agricultural productivity. More intense agriculture and widespread trade…

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    Mayans Dbq Essay

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    The Maya DBQ Essay I believe the calendars were the most remarkable based on scale, effort, genius, and significance. The other achievements the Mayans accomplished where amazing but I believe this one was the greatest because we still used the Mayan calendars up in till 2012. The Mayans achievements also included their Trade Network, their buildings, the number system and of course the calendars. The Mayan mostly lived in Mesoamerica, “Mesoamerica is that part of modern-day Central…

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    solve a health issue in another culture. Then, it is vital to incorporate the identified health system in determining the best approach for the health issue. This paper will look at the health issue of a target population, the cultural factors that affect the illness, and propose programs that incorporate these cultural factors into the program design. Health Issue The health issue that this paper will focus on is HIV/AIDS among the target population of the Garifuna, a minority in Belize. The…

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    Mexican Visit

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    I come from a small country. A country that has faced different stages in its short life. My family and I often visit the west part of my country, Honduras, an area where the ancient Mayan civilization was established in the early V century AD. It’s probably a short three-hour drive, it’s nothing a snooze on the car ride can’t take. As a child, I was easily impressed when observing the whole region: buildings and locals were very different in comparison to the city I came from. We used to go to…

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    Cultural Experience

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    By applying this value to my life, I took a leap of faith and went to two tours: Great Barrier Reef tour and Fraser Island tour. It was quite hard for me to take such step and go alone on tours with people I have never met but later on, it came out to be a hell of a great experience. I met people from America, London, Germany, China, and Taiwan. Travelling with people of various ages made me able to see various aspects of one situation. I am really happy that I took that step and in the end, I…

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    Turtle Cove History

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    Already by the early 1990's an established tourism identity with experience as manager of the then celebrated Colonial Club, teaching tourism at Tafe, and working at Be Bee's in its early days, Bert Gerbrands dreamed of a truly special gay resort, something unique, secure, secluded, preferably seaside facing the famous Great Barrier Reef, and surrounded by lush tropical rainforest. In pursuit of that dream he drove the local roads looking for a location and talked to friends about investing in…

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