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Unit 4 Individual Project 1 Running head: UNIT 4 INDIVIDUAL PROJECT HUMA215 by Barbara Ryals Social Diversity Kelly Dormady October 31, 2010
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Unit 4 Individual Project 2 Social Diversity Decentering means to shift from an established center or focus ( www.meriam- webster.com ). Cultures were changing across the world for several reasons. World trade was a way of survival for many countries. Those countries that had spices may trade for raw materials. Trade was a way to help the economy grow. If a country did not change the way they lived, they would be considered an isolated country and would not have the ability to grow. Before the discovery of the New World, millions of Indians had lived in the Western Hemisphere for tens of thousands of years (Sage 2006). It is known that during the Ice Age, Indians used a land bridge between Asia and Alaska (now known as the Bering Strait) to migrate from Mongolia, through Alaska and Canada and down to South American. As they settled into different area, they developed into separate Indian cultures. North and South American Indians were different in many ways. Their physical traits were different as well as linguistic groupings, ethnic characteristics, customs, and cultures. Along the eastern coast of North America, Indian tribes were small. They depended on agriculture and hunted for food. The North American tribes that were known as the nomadic tribes roamed over the Great Plains, hunted buffalo and other game. They were very protective
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