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    The Shack Short Story

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    The available help was a 14 year old girl and a boy just turned 11. Then there was the earthquake. Small by world standards at a magnitude of 3.7 but it was so close – just a mile to the south. Things would have rattled around but at least the shack survived. With all that they had to cope with the family hardly remembered it. John Jennings was renting a farm from…

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    Upon visiting Grove Cemetery, the first cemetery I have actually taken the time to stop and wander through, I was struck by how the arrangements of the dead make an intense effort to resemble those of the living. The cemetery incorporates the pavement of a central road that diverts off into separate streets, each with their own typical middle-American name. Walking down one of these ‘neighborhoods’ you notice the fenced gates of family burial plots, with an obelisk containing all the names and…

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    care to admit. And so I began to delve deeper into the Cahokian way of life. And while all of their past is fascinating I found quite a lot of information on their political structures. Wanting to find something else, I started looking at their ritual practices and how these effected not only their daily lives but their political structure as well. Many sources each contradict each other so I set out to find if either ideas sat well with me or if a new idea had emerged. The Mississippian…

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    Cultural Genocide Essay

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    the cemeteries is that they are able to memorialize individuals so the identity of the deceased is enshrined within the site. To do so, the gravesite must be divided by roads and paths and each grave must have its own ‘address”, giving the families a sense of control over that particular part of land where the grave is present. In the past cemeteries offered families rights over burial plots so the remains of the deceased would never be removed. Additionally, apart from the certain physical…

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    Summary Of Cry By Zulema

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    surroundings, which prompts her to recall certain things which eventually lead her to recall the time Mariana took Zulema and the narrator to see Isabella’s grave for the first time, with the narrator mentioning how she had felt anxious which prompted her to wonder if Zulema had felt the same way. This is a telling part of the story as it gives more indication as to how close the narrator was to her aunt that she was able to share such an intimate moment with them, and prompted the narrator to…

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    black trees looked as if they were touching the sky. Every movement in the quiet forest by the cemetery was a yell in the silence. Johnny and his friends were playing in woods by the cemetery and heard a bell ringing. Being curious the boys went to investigate the sound. They peered out of the trees to the side of the cemetery. What they saw were graves and grave markers looking as eerie as ever in the moonlight. What drew their attention to the new grave none of them ever knew but as they…

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    What was it like to be depressed and all alone at the boundary waters? For Shiloh it would be one of the last days for her. Cork and William are in trouble while trying to find his disappearing daughter, Shiloh. They have trouble finding her but they find her in a hidden cabin all alone. Shiloh is either in trouble or she has committed suicide while she was at her cabin. I am predicting that Shiloh, William Raye’s daughter commit suicide while she was in the wilderness of the boundary waters. I…

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    About one hundred and fifty-five years ago, Abraham Lincoln gave “The Gettysburg Address” on a blood soaked battlefield in Pennsylvania (Brown). “The Gettysburg Address” was first verbalized months after the battle of Gettysburg at a service to dedicate the opening of the national cemetery (The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica). Lincoln’s Address was spoken to the citizens and soldiers of the union in the wake of the second invasion of the North by Robert E. Lee (The Battle of Gettysburg Facts…

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    Popular belief was that the soul could rest only when the body has been laid in a proper grave. The period from the fifth to the tenth century the sarcophagi fell out of use and became very limited to the wealthy and prominent Christians in Roman society. By the Middle Ages sarcophagi were rarely used and were beyond the reach of the majority of Christian members. Likewise, catacombs and underground burial places were out of date during the eighth and ninth centuries, despite the importance of…

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    Ceramic Phase 3

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    The settlements of Rio Perdido Valley undergo considerable change between Ceramic Phase 1 and Ceramic Phase 3. The increase in class stratification, settlement size, monumental architecture, and changes in burials reflect increasing social complexity in the region. This begins with what appear to be small villages, which become something similar to a state-level society by Ceramic Phase 2 or 3. Los Dos Plebes experiences growth and increasing social complexity between the Early and Late Ceramic…

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