Corn, Colombus, And Slavery. Speaks Of 'origin Of Indian Corn', The Diary Of Colombus First Voyage, And "

608 words - 2 pages

Far and away I have done more reading in the past month for this class than for any class in the 13 years I have been going to school. I have really gotten into the readings and have enjoyed learning about the many historical events we have studied. There was about six readings that I enjoyed the most, but for this assignment I had to choose three that I would like to go into more depth about. I chose three very different topics and will discuss the passages about the origin of indian corn, the diary from colomb's first voyage, and a letter from a servant in virginia.First, I chose the Ojibwa Legend about the 'Origin of Indian Corn'. The intended audience of this reading is anyone studying Indian life before European contact. The story is about an Indian boy named Wunzh who sets out on his major boyhood ceremony to see what kind of spirit would be his guardian through life. Wunzh's goal of his ceremony was to seek out an easier way for his people to acquire food. By conquering a messenger from the 'Great Spirit', Wunzh created Mondawmin (or as we now know it as corn). This is an important reading because it demonstrates many aspects of Indian religion at that time. This account helped me better understand the ceremony of Ke-ig-uish-im-o-win, which is the major ceremony that those people held when a boy was ready to change from boyhood to manhood.Next, I selected the passage from the diary of Colomb's first voyage. I especially enjoyed this reading because it taught me about a subject I previously knew nothing about; the great discoveries of Colombus. Colombus's intended audience was King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. He was giving them great...

Find Another Essay On Corn, colombus, and slavery. Speaks of 'Origin of Indian Corn', the diary of Colombus first voyage, and "

Pros and Cons of High Fructose Corn Syrup

1730 words - 7 pages is particularly cheap and potentially harmful: high-fructose corn syrup. In a modern world where the majority of our favorite foods are artificially sweetened, high-fructose corn syrup is a widely used, sweetened, artificial version of corn syrup. First, corn kernels undergo a process to convert them into oils. Those oils have their sweetness boosted through a series of catalyzed chemical reactions to produce high-fructose corn syrup. High

Negative Effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup and Potential Replacements

1659 words - 7 pages The Negative Effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup and the Potential Alternatives that Can Replace It Abstract: High fructose corn syrup (HFCS), like many other unhealthy constituents that are used in foods, is cheap and retains the taste of the natural products it emulates, possibly even surpassing them in many areas. However, experiments have shown that fructose is not an ideal sugar for human consumption, not to mention the fact that the use

Comparing Young Goodman Brown and the movie Children of the corn

548 words - 2 pages The story of Young Good Man Brown and the movie Children of the Corn are very similar. Both stories show the weakness and the evil in people. In Children of the Corn the children murder all the adults, make their own set of rules, and chose Malachai as their new leader. Since they had ridiculous rules and followed the leadership of a child many people died. In Young Good Man Brown Goodman leaves his wife Faith temporarily to meet someone even

Corn Craze: A Review of the Role Corn Plays in Life Today

1598 words - 7 pages selective breeding and genetic modifications; the common corn crop has been altered drastically. Where there were once few varieties, farmers now have a plethora of corn breeds to choose from. “Today the most common types of corn are flint dent, sweet and popcorn” (Hancock). Flint is the most traditional of corn and is not commonly eaten in the United States. It is referred to as “Indian corn” and known for its brightly colored kernels. Dent is not

The Influence of Bean Plants of the Growth of Corn

647 words - 3 pages The purpose of this experiment was to examine whether or not increasing the number of bean plants (Phaseolus vulgaris) would increase the stem height of a fixed number of corn (Zea mays) and if it would increase the above ground plant mass of the corn due to the beans’ nitrogen fixing abilities (Wagner 2012). Nitrogen is often the limiting nutrient for corn growth so our hypothesis was that increasing the number of bean plants would increase the

Beer and Corn Flakes

1329 words - 5 pages first night passed without incident, everyone peacefully coexisting; the second night got a little rowdy when kids from our rival school showed up and tried to crash the party; the third night was just pure stupidity. It was Saturday night, the last non-school night of our four day break, and we decided to go all out. We were playing beer pong, flip cup, quarters, kings, bonging beers, doing keg stands, shots all around, and smoking our pipes

The Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle. Speaks of Darwin's life

1873 words - 7 pages during the voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle, on which vessel hewas posted as it travelled around the globe. During that five-yearspan, this young man saw foliage, creatures, cultures that he hadnever known first-hand before. He was exposed to environments thatnot many of his contemporaries saw and lived the life that few did.Was his epic journey merely a series of trips to strange and exoticlands, or was Darwin affected by his experiences in more

Effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup

1518 words - 6 pages Abstract: This research essay will investigate the effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup. The liver is effected because the fructose—as it is being metabolized deposits fatty acids into the liver, it also develops cirrhosis, which has the same effect normally seen in alcoholics. High Fructose Corn Syrup increases cholesterol which blocks the inner walls of the arteries and may be fatal if not treated. High Fructose Corn Syrup was believed to be

Determining Kellogg’s Corn Flakes' Elasticity of Demand

758 words - 3 pages that there are a few sellers who are alsoselling the similar type of corn flakes in the market like what Kellogg’s company produces such as Nestlé, Tesco and Asda. The action of NestléCompany, Tesco Hypermarket and Asda Storeson producing andsellingproducts related to corn flakes has definitelynarrowed the market share of Kellogg’s company in retailing corn flakes. However, many buyers of Kellogg’s corn flakes do not see own label brands, such

The Last Voyage of Sindbad and Sailor

715 words - 3 pages Sindbad travelled peacefully for a couple of weeks, but one day, while they ship crew and Sindbad were sailing in China Sea. A violet wind struck the ship, drenching them with torrents of rain. As Sindbad and the crew prayed to Allah to protect them from the storm and what is going to happen. The crew his covered their equipment to save it from getting ruined. As the captain stared at Sindbad and the crew with expression of blank despair

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Bastard out of Carolina

1900 words - 8 pages The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie and Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison, tell stories about troubled adolescents and their desire to live a life more meaningful than the one society had predetermined for them. On the surface, Junior and Bone seem very different but when they are analyzed through the themes of discrimination, poverty, and friendship, these two protagonists become reflections of each other

Similar Essays

Corn And Politics The Numerous Benefits And Uses Of Corn

1020 words - 4 pages question, how did the Native Americans survive before they were killed by the infectious viruses and diseases from the Europeans? Well, as simple as it can be, corn was one of the prime elements for their survival, it was one of their main agricultural products. The Europeans that came to the United States adopted corn as the ‘nations’ vegetable for future generations. As a child, American culture had a great influence in the media in Colombia

Plants And Seeds Of Hybrid Corn Variety

9751 words - 39 pages pollinating proximity, seeds of a first and second parent corn plant, and preferably, seeds of a first corn plant and a second, distinct corn plant. Where the plants are not in pollinating proximity, pollination can nevertheless be accomplished by transferring a pollen or tassel bag from one plant to the other as described below.A second step comprises cultivating or growing the seeds of said first and second parent corn plants into plants that

Justification Of The Corn Laws Essay

1701 words - 7 pages of Income tax and the creation of the Game laws, were seen as a return by the ultra-Tory's to a single-issue, single class government. That issue being the wants and needs of the landed classes. I believe that the Corn Laws led large groups of the urbanised population to become unreasonably politicised in their demands to parliament. The catalyst for these potentially revolutionary actions being the starvation of the

Consumer Benefits And Controversy Of High Fructose Corn Syrup

1790 words - 7 pages be poured straight from the freezer, which is much more convenient for the consumer, because it thaws at a much faster rate and it is incredibly easier to mix with water. Almost all sugars are fermentable, so as a result it is more economical to use than sucrose in bread baking. As a doctor states in a research paper, “An often overlooked benefit of high fructose corn syrup is that yeast “prefers” glucose and ferments it first, and as a result