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September 9, 2010 Geog 1001 Story is about global difference and global connectiveness. Tahiti is part of the Society Islands in French Polynesia There is staggering perceived differences between Tahiti and Europe Tahiti was "discovered" by Europeans relatively late, in the mid 1700s Europeans though Tahiti was a paradise on earth They assumed that they didn't need to work, that everything was provided for o They thought it was due to benevolent nature Tahiti is one of the most humanly created places on the earth The Tahitians that came in the canoes brought everything they needed with them to the islands What the Tahitians mainly lived off of they brought with them when they moved there Subsistence agriculture economy Farming and fishing Created no large surplus Very little wealth Expert fishermen What they created on Tahiti was a garden agriculture o A lot of labor o Completely by hand Tahitians brought: o Coconuts o Bananas o taro o
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  • Spring '07
  • BAKSI
  • Coconut, French Polynesia, Europe Tahiti, mid 1700s Europeans, humanly created places

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