FACTOID # 21: 15% of Army recruits from South Dakota are Native American, which is roughly the same percentage for female Army recruits in the state.
 
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. La Amistad (Spanish: Friendship) was a 19th century two-masted schooner of about 120 tons displacement. ... Holding The “AFRICANS” are free, and are remanded to be released; Lt. ... Amistad (Spanish for friendship) is a 1997 Steven Spielberg film based on a slave mutiny that took place aboard a ship of the same name in 1839, and the legal activity that followed. ... L Amitie (French: Friendship) was a three-masted, frigate of approximately 400 ton displacement in the late 18th century. ... Amistad National Recreation Area provides public boating, watersports, and camping activities at the Amistad Reservoir on the Rio Grande River. ... Of course it can get quite misty in a cloud forest Photograph by Dirk van der Made The La Amistad International Park, or in spanish , formerly the La Amistad National Park, is an international peace park in Latin America, management of which is shared between Costa Rica (Caribbean La Amistad... Image File history File links Disambig_gray. ...


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An account of the Amistad Case. (3617 words)
Amistad case energized the fledgling abolitionist movement and intensified conflict over slavery, prompted a former President to go before the Supreme Court and condemn the policies of a present Administration, soured diplomatic relations between the United States and Spain for a generation, and created a wave of interest in sending Christian missionaries to Africa.
Baldwin and the Amistads' lawyers produced several witnesses to support their claim that the Africans were illegally imported from Africa and were therefore the property of no one.
Justice Story, speaking for the Court, said that the Amistads were "kidnapped Africans, who by the laws of Spain itself were entitled to their freedom." As justification for the Court's decision, Justice Story relied largely on the narrower arguments of Roger Baldwin, rather than the "interesting remarks" of John Quincy Adams.
Amistad, Anthony Davis (415 words)
Amistad is an opera that was ten years in the making.
Through the Amistad, we could revisit the story of the Middle Passage, the contradictions implicit in the ethos of America, and also explore the emergence of the African-American as a cultural entity.
Amistad is not only a good story, but it is also a story about hope in times of despair, salvation at the last moment and happy endings despite gruesome times.
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