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Northern Water Snake
Northern Water Snake
Format: image/photograph
Dancing music in Cambodia, near Ta Promh
This is a musical excerpt recorded in the Angkor Wat temple complex in northern Cambodia. Angkor Wat is the name of an important temple built by the ancient Khmer civilization, but also has also come to refer to the expanse of temples in northern Cambodia...
Format: audio
The Equinox at Chichén Itzá
In The Changing Face of Mexico, page 4.1
Slideshow View a slideshow of photographs of the ancient Maya city of Chichén Itzá. ...
Format: article
The fate of North Carolina's native peoples
In Colonial North Carolina, page 3.8
After the Tuscarora War (1711–1713) and Yamasee War (1715–1716), only the Cherokee among North Carolina's native peoples remained intact. The Coastal Plain and Piedmont were effectively cleared for European settlement.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Where am I? Mapping a New World
In Prehistory, contact, and the Lost Colony, page 3.2
Early European travelers to the Americas reported bits and pieces of information back to Europe. Over the centuries, mapmakers assembled these reports into maps. As time went by, explorers and mapmakers compiled an increasingly accurate understanding of the Americas and of the world. To do so, they had to invent new tools for mapmaking, embrace radical new ideas about the shape of the world, and discard cherished beliefs.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
The pathfinders
In Intrigue of the Past, page 3.2
An essay covering the pathfinders of the Paleoindian Period. Learn about the trek across Beringia and the lifeways of these early American Indians.
The Cherokee and the Trail of Tears
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 10.1
In 1836, years of increasing tension between Cherokees in the southeastern U.S. and white settlers eager to encroach on Cherokee land culminated in the Treaty of New Echota, which called for the forcible removal of Cherokees to the western Indian Territory. Two years later, federal troops and state militias enforced the treaty, sending large groups of Indians west with inadequate supplies. Many died along the way. The forced removal of the Indians from their land has become known as the Trail of Tears.
Format: article
Janet Schaw on American agriculture
In Colonial North Carolina, page 6.3
Excerpt from the diary of a Scottish lady traveling in North Carolina on the eve of the American Revolution. She describes, and harshly criticizes, the farming practices she finds in the colonies. Includes historical commentary.
Format: diary/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by David Walbert and L. Maren Wood.