Samoan Islands

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  • Samoan Island Research Paper

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    Polynesian section the Pacific there are seventeen separate islands. Located in the center of the Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia is the Samoan island. The Spaniards and Portuguese encountered the first islanders, up until then the islands of Micronesia was owned by Germany. The main focus is in the Polynesian triangle not the earliest islander, but the largest population that lies within the clutter of islands, this would be Samoan island. Learning about the land histories of economics and ways

  • Essay on Living Life in American Samoa

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    people living in this world with different culture diversity, and ways of making a living. American Samoans are one of these countries with different cultures and different ways of living. Living life in American Samoa is more unique from other countries. First of all, living life in American Samoa is easier then any other countries as far as I know. In American Samoa we get food free because the Samoans mainly live off the land. There is no house or rent payment. The people of Samoa grow their own

  • American Ethnography Essay

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    these perceptions eventually changed over time. Many westerners categorised the pacific islands as a land of paradise which caused for heavy sexualisation of the islands. Others observed the Pacific Islands as a place of savagery. These views of the pacific became strengthened and/or weakened by the works of American and European Explorers and Ethnographers such as Margaret Mead. In effect, western

  • Growing Up Samoan By Aotearoa New Zealand Essay

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    GROWING UP SAMOAN, IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND. IDENTITY. ADAPTATION. ACCULTURATION. The purpose of this essay is to describe the Samoan culture as an indigenous culture prior to contact with western civilisation. The changes that came with the advent of Christianity. Samoan migration to Aotearoa New Zealand particularly during the influx of sought after workers, from 1950s to1980s. The impact on Samoan families when employment was threatened by decreased workload and disgruntled New Zealanders.

  • The Strengths And Weaknesses Of European Ethnography And / Or Science

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    categorised the Pacific islands as a land of paradise which caused for the heavy sexualisation of the islands. Others observed the Pacific Islands as a place of savagery. These views of the Pacific became strengthened and/or weakened by the works of American and European Explorers and Ethnographers such as Margaret Mead. In effect, western thought unavoidably affects the Pacific people by how they view oneself and that of the western world. Western perspectives of the Pacific Islands have a wide spectrum

  • The Growing Rate Of Obesity Among The Community

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    pathologized in the Samoan community.. I am not entirely sure if the blame is on fast-food industries or it has something to do with our unique genes. I grew up in American Samoa, a small island southwest of Hawaii, and health is not a priority in my community. One health challenge that I have witnessed while growing up in Samoa is the growing rate of obesity among the community. According to the World Health Organization records, 95% of the populations are overweight. Most Samoans depend heavily on

  • Causes Of The League Of Nations Mandate

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    Western Samoa to New Zealand in 1920. Mau Movement (Black Saturday)- Causes/Event Like most colonial powers, New Zealand paternalistic policies towards the Samoans, in result of this, officials felt a duty or favor towards Samoa in order to ‘modernise’ the Samoan society by developing the health, economic, and education systems throughout the Island,without full understanding of the people or their culture. Because of this attitude held by New Zealanders, Samoa began to hold great resentment towards

  • Samoan Culture : An Introduction To The Samoan Culture

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    Samoa is a small island nation found in the southern Pacific Ocean, although, what they lack in size is compensated by their rich, Polynesian-based culture. Music is a powerful force in Samoan culture, and shapes their identity with the use of resonant lyrics sung in their native tongue, song, and dance used to parallel their everyday lives and beliefs. Storytelling is as big of an element to Samoan music and dance as any rhythm produced by their instrumentation, and if it is not directly addressed

  • Music In The Samoan Culture

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    Samoa, a small island nation found in the southern end of Pacific Ocean. Although, what they lack in size is compensated by their rich, Polynesian culture. Music is a powerful force in Samoan culture, and shapes their identity with the use of resonant lyrics sung in their native tongue, song, and dance used to parallel their everyday lives and beliefs. Storytelling is as big of an element to Samoan music and dance as any rhythm produced by their instrumentation, and if it is not directly addressed

  • My American Life Essay

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    to our Economic growth, however, did not have the consideration of the actual word outside. Economy, sure! If I had to define the word back in my young days, I’d probably say it does not apply to us, rather it was a white man’s word. See! The Old Samoan life was more reliant on our back yard and the skills that were possessed and passed on down by generations and generations before us. We, at the moment had to literally work in obtaining

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