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  • Mountain Men Benefits

    How Mountain Men Helped America The life of a mountain man had great dangers around every turn. Everything wanted to kill them starvation, weather, and Indians. Some Mountain men found peace with the Indians and marries Indian women. The learned the native languages and customs. The fur traded starts in the early 1800 to supply the demand for fur hats and clothes overseas. William Ashley and Andrew Henry placed an ad in a St. Louis paper to find recruits for an expedition that turned into a company later called the Rocky Mountain Fur Company. They employed some of the most famous mountain men of all time. People like Jim Bridger, Hugh Glass, and Jedidiah Smith were some of the original employs that read the ad and joined. Rival company’s…

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  • Growing Up In Kentucky's Influence On My Life

    If you look beyond that you see an open opportunity to explore. Exploration for me is learning as you travel. You see how things work or how things live. Mountain Men like Kit were the best at it. They were so good at it that they would get to guide other explorers like John Freedmont. Kit guided John through the great basin, Oregon, and California. If it wasn’t for Kit the United States wouldn’t be the size it is today. John even described Kit as having supernatural powers. Most would think of…

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  • Himalaya Essay

    He descended to the earth in ten different forms (avatars) to preserve righteousness in the world. The Himalaya has done the same: Mountains reincarnate to preserve the planet's 'right environment' for life. This Vishnu-Himalaya parallelism has mythological beauty and richness. In Hindu mythology, Himavat is the personification of the Himalayan Mountains. He is the father of Ganga, a heavenly river that flew from the toe of Vishnu, but which was brought down to the earth to purify the ashes of…

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  • Analysis Of Into Thin Air By Jon Krakauer

    will have the opportunity to go up the tallest mountain in the world. Although their life will be at stake, the opportunity for the climbers is just too good to pass up. When reading this book, one will question the climbers’ ways of thinking and the decisions that they make. As you get further into the book, you may also constantly wonder why climbers will risk their life for the short-term goal of climbing Mount Everest. You also may even question why the climbers even remotely consider this…

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  • Ceremony In American Ceremony

    Rocky’s death. Tayo’s family sends him to two medicine men to try to heal him and figure out what is the matter. The first medicine man was not able to reach through to Tayo; the second medicine man Betonie was successful with getting through to Tayo about the importance of his ceremony. Betonie told Tayo that he would need to complete a ceremony in order to find his inner peace. During, this ceremony Betonie told Tayo…

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  • Three Cups Of Tea Essay

    Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin takes each reader on a journey through love, loss, passion, and drive that really instills a sense of inspiration. The book reflects on Greg Mortenson and his mission to not only change the lives of thousands of muslim children, but to change the lives of the children’s children as well. It starts off with Greg Mortenson and his traveling mountaineering friends on a mountain called K2, also known as the tallest mountain in the world…

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  • San Diego Museum Essay

    When given the opportunity to get outside of a book for a class I usually take it. When a trip to Balboa Park in San Diego, California is also included the choice is that much easier. For this essay I visited The San Diego Museum of Art to look for a painting that matched the criteria of a painting from 1800-1880 that illustrates realism or romanticism. I came across an oil on canvas painting of everything I have learned what realism art is suppose to look like. The painting was of a man on a…

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  • The Terror: The French Revolution

    rred during the radical period of the French Revolution as a response to the conflict between the Girondins and The Mountains. During this time, the Committee of Public Safety executed thousands of internal “enemies of the revolution” (“Report in the Name,” 47). Although many argue otherwise, The Terror was not a perversion of the original ideals of the revolution because the ideals of the revolution were to gain more equality for the people of France, and the punishments that occurred were…

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  • Importance Of Polar Expeditions In Shipwreck At The Bottom Of The World By Ernest Shackleton

    would break through the ice to grab seals and couldn’t distinguish between the men and seals. In addition, they could not let their guard down when in the boats because the whales and the crashing waves could topple their boats. “These beasts have a habit of locating a resting seal by looking over the edge of a floe, and then striking through the ice from below in search of a meal; they would not distinguish between a seal and a man.” (p.21). Not only killer whales, but Leopard seals also posed…

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  • Descriptive Essay On Beartooth Mountain

    have ever seen, Beartooth Mountain. The first time I see the mountain I am astounded anything could possibly be so immense. The sun catches the snow at the top of the mountain shooting light down into the Valley below. Then my view slides down the mountain, numerous pine trees seem to wrap around the entire mountain like a child in their blanket. This is the moment I realize it is amazing that later today, I am going to be at the top. As I approach the mass of pine trees, I begin to smell the…

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