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Unformatted text preview: California, 1743 A.D.: My name is Amadahy. I am the daughter of a man who belongs to our clan of people called the Makah. We live in a place that we have named Temecula. My mother makes me clothes from strips of bark and I can buy more clothes if I want using a shell that we have an abundance of on the beaches (Oracle, Think Quest, n.d.). My father hunts regularly and we eat well. Every night, my father tells stories of how our people came to be and I always love to hear them. Last night, my father told us that there used to be a land bridge on the top of the world. He says that our ancestors came from a place called Asia. I don’t know where that is and he does not as well. When I ask him, he tells me it is a far off place that takes years to find. He tells me that the land bridge is no longer there. Mother says that our ancestors lived in a place called Alaska. Alaska is at the top of the world and connected to Temecula by lots of land. Our ancestors had to live there for a long time because of the mountains of ice they could not cross (C. Smith, 2007)....
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- Spring '08
- Business, Native Americans in the United States, C. Smith, Temecula