Great Appalachian Valley

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  • The French And Indian War: The Colonization Of America

    making Dinwiddie’s desire to control the forks of Ohio enhance. Almost immediately after, Washington was appointed to Lieutenant Colonel where he and his Indian Allies, lead by Tanaghrisson or the Half King, marched to build a new fort, Fort Necessity. Unmistakably, there was a high French populace in the area and conflict arose between the two opponents which ended in the massacre of the French Commander, Ensign Joseph Coulon de Villiers de Jumonville by Tanaghrisson. This engagement intensified the tension between Britain, France, and the Indians. Subsequently, the war ended after the Treaty of Paris in 1763, and after Pontiac failed on the attack on Fort Detroit from Great Britain and the Indian power ceased in the Ohio Valley. However, conflicts between Britain and the Indians were still evident, and Great Britain needed to reduce military spending to lesson the economic depression that was steadily extending from war. Thus, the Proclamation of 1763 was issued on October 7 by King George III. The Proclamation reestablished the prior promises…

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  • Appalachian English Dialect Analysis

    The Appalachian English (AE) dialect has changed over time. AE developed in the 1700s when Scottish-Irish immigrants settled in the cheap, mountainous territory that makes up the Appalachian Mountains. Isolated from the outside world for centuries, the Appalachian people spoke a distinct dialect that became known as AE. Unique features characterize the speech in Appalachia; the use of these features is fading as the area becomes less isolated. Migration and advances in technology have played…

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  • Assignment: The Great Teays River

    Landform Assignment: Great Teays River Description and Location: The Great Teays River was a river that flowed north and north west in Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia. The river was named after the valley found in Putnam County, WV (Teays Valley). Teays Valley was named after Stephen Teays who was an early settler. A few places I was familiar with that the river ran through was Scioto County and Chillicothe in Ohio and along the Interstate 64 in West Virginia from…

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  • Biophilia Hypothesis Analysis

    to nature because being a part of with nature is an essential part of our survival. In the book, A Walk in the Woods,, Bill Bryson illustrates one of Kellert’s argument of “naturalistic tendency involves an intense curiosity and urge for exploration of the natural world” (Kellert 8), Bryson shows his naturalistic tendencies by traveling the Appalachian Trail to “reacquaint [himself]” (Bryson 4). Often, he finds being in the woods being pleasant as “the woods are great providers of solitude”…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: The Worst Part Of My Life

    before. I genuinely wish this had been the case my entire life, but that is just not true. When I first began my college career, I felt adrift in a world that was rapidly maturing without me. I excelled in the classes I enjoyed, and coasted with minimal effort in those I found less appealing, assuming that I continued to go at all. My friends were contemplating the classes which would propel them into their careers, while I reflected upon the pervasive feeling of adolescence which others seemed…

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  • Appalachi A Sub-Cultural Analysis

    This produces a problem in defining Appalachia as a subculture, specifically because no single culture dominates; there is no specific set of parameters to define Appalachia in that context. For example, while snake-handling as a religious practice may seem natural in Jolo, WV, if one travels 114 miles north to Charleston WV, that practice is deemed “ludicrous” at best. Cultural and religious beliefs – in fact, entire social constructs – can differ from “holler” to “holler” in WV alone, and we…

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  • Character Analysis: A Walk In The Woods

    A Walk in The Woods: The Disconnect from Nature The problem in our society is the disconnect from nature. Many Americans are uncultured in the wild world of untamed wilderness, thus must explore outside the civilized world of home. Nature is all around us and for many Americans nature is something that has not been experienced. With the lack of understanding nature, poor health has become a way of life for many. In the book A Walk In the Woods by Bill Bryson, two men set off on the…

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  • The North Carolina Blue Ridge Heritage Trails

    From bluegrass, folk and Native American music in the mountains, to beach music on the coast, North Carolina is a state that has an extensive variety of traditional music. The main research focus is on the historic, geographic and musical aspects of the North Carolina Appalachian Mountains. The Appalachian Trail passes through western North Carolina, and the Blue Ridge Mountains are part of the Appalachian Mountain range. Throughout the section of Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, there…

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  • Folk Medicine Impact On Modern Medicine

    In fact, these misinterpretations are uninformed opinions, since Appalachian folks did not have access to other alternative medication and were pushed to find solution for their own problems. In the encyclopedia of Folk Medicine, it suggested that “The answer lies in the eye of the beholder: to some it is an old granny with chicken soup stories, to others it is a heap of medical customs, taboos, superstitions and sometimes plain, sheer ignorance” (Collins, Folk Medicine). Folk medicine is…

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  • Stereotypes In The Film October Sky

    In terms of the word Appalachia there are both positive and negative connotations. There have been many stereotypes made about the Appalachian region. The positive ones are uplifting and speak about the culture. While the negative one talk about stereotypes that can be seen as offensive today. One stereotype that hurt the Appalachian region is that of how the area lacks education. Outsiders of the Appalachian region tend to believe these stereotypes, and the life of an Appalachian tends to…

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