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  • American Samoa Research Paper

    The National Park of American Samoa is a national park established on October 31, 1988. It is located in Polynesia, Oceania at latitude 13.8333°S, 171.7500° W American Samoa is made of seven islands which are Tutuila, Tau, Olosega, Ofu, Aunuu, Rose Atoll, and Swains Island. All of the island's main biomes are the tropical rainforest. American Samoa was not established as a national park until 1993 when the park signed a 50-year lease agreement with eight participating villages in Tutuila, Tau, Ofu, Aunuu, and Rose Atoll until 2002; Congress approved an expansion of the park with the island Olosega that incorporates two additional villages. The National Park of American Samoa helps preserve and protect coral reefs, tropical rainforests, native…

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  • Margaret Mead Coming Of Age In Samoa Summary

    In our excerpt, she sums up the lessons she wishes readers to derive from her study” and that is why I chose Coming of Age in Samoa as one of my sources (Hollinger and Capper 2001, 206). In Coming of Age in Samoa, Mead mentions that she had spent nine months in American Samoa, in order to gather comprehensive facts regarding teenage girls. According to Meads, “I gathered many detailed facts about these girls, the size of their families, the position and wealth of their parents, the number of…

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  • Origin Of Tattooing Essay

    a shortage of factory workers in New Zealand. Today, many of the older generation Samoans who started the migration process for their families have passed away while some are now in their eighties and nineties. Most of young Samoans in New Zealand were born here and the up-bringing may not have been in the fa’aSamoa, ‘Samoan way’, depending on how their parents chose. Regardless of how the young people are brought up, the continuous and strong family inter-connectedness have exposed them to many…

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  • I Rigoberta Menchu Book Review

    Rigoberta Menchu An Indian Woman in Guatemala I recently finished reading I, Rigoberta Menchu for another class I am taking. It was written by Rigoberta Menchu and was published in 1983. I felt like this was a good book to review in light of reading about Women’s Rights and Poverty in the modules. Take a person out of their element and force them into an environment that is far from their norm, and typically you’d expect them to fail. “I was incapable of disobedience. And those employers…

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  • Similarities Between Yanomamo And Samoan People

    Different cultures have diverse ways of experiencing aspects of their culture. There are many commonalities and distinctions between the Yanomamo and Samoan peoples. They have different and similar subsistence methods, divisions of labor, occupational specializations, exchange of goods, and economic links to power. These differences and similarities are striking and deserve thorough examination. One of many aspects Samoan and Yanomamo life that is different is their subsistence methods. The…

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  • Hazard Mitigation Research Paper

    Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Programs Introduction Manmade and natural disasters have the potential to cause great loss of property and loss of life. Disasters can also occur anytime and this is why mitigation is very important. Hazard mitigation is activities or measures that reduces or eliminates the effects to people and properties of natural or manmade hazards (Federal Emergency Management Agency, 2016). According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), mitigation is…

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  • Samoan 2009 Tsunami Report

    tsunami hit Samoa – as well as several other islands – and impacted many, leaving a path of destruction. Tsunamis are big waves that are generated from earthquakes, or volcanic eruptions that occur in the ocean. When the waves move inland they gradually gain height as the ocean gets shallow. So, the speed of the tsunami is related to the depth of the ocean. Tsunamis travel very fast but tend to slow down when reaching shallow water. The tsunami – in the case of Samoa – was caused by an…

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  • Samoa's Mental Health Issue

    Samoa, an island tucked away in the Pacific Ocean, is a home to a beautiful group of people and culture. However, as with many countries, Samoa is a place where its image is often highlighted instead of issues such as health and domestic violence. Samoa is country whose general health is raises few alarms, is doing better in regards to mental health, and is making great strides to fix the problems the country has with domestic violence. Although Samoa may be considered a paradise to some, it…

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  • Trefoils Research Paper

    Ever since 1975, when Samoas were introduced as the new addition to the Girl Scout Cookies, they have grown to have a special place in customers' hearts (Girl Scout Cookie Timeline and Trivia). The cookies have the perfect combination of chocolate, coconut, and caramel, all mixed together to form one delicious, as well as nutritional, cookie. Because of this, they are an American favorite, helping boost the sales Girl Scouts make every season. Samoas may have not been one of the original cookies…

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  • Margaret Mead's Research In Samoan Culture

    Mead’s research in Samoa came with a lot of controversy and criticism, it did shed some light into why American adolescent face great emotional and psychological stress. Margaret Mead, an American anthropologist, wrote the book Coming of Age in Samoa. It outlines her research of the sexual lives of the youth on the island of Ta’u in Samoan Islands. Mead believes that adolescents in America face many problems in society and sought to find if all cultures experienced this. She set out to find…

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