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  1. 1. South SeasIsland Paradise!The Last Frontier<br />Posting II, Peoples and Empires<br />Terry Onley<br />
  2. 2. French explorer Antoine de Bougainville left Nantes in 1766, and discoveredTahiti in April of 1768…<br />
  3. 3. He was most impressed withthe health, beauty, and generaldemeanor of the people.<br />Noble Savages!<br />Especially the women…<br />
  4. 4. Captain James Cook made severalvoyages to the Pacific Islands shortlythereafter, and was similarly impressedby these kind, gentle folk, so unlikethe warlike people of Europe…<br />Huh?!?! <br />
  5. 5. Unfortunately, in Feb. of 1779, a group of these peaceful folkkilled Captain Cook and 4 of his Marines on a beach on theidyllic island of Hawaii…<br />The Chiefs thendisemboweled him,baked him, and <br />removed his bones, preserving them as a gesture of respect…<br />
  6. 6. Aloha, Captain Cook!<br />Sources:<br /><ul><li>Peoples and Empires, All Slides
  7. 7. Wikipedia, Slides 4 & 5
  8. 8. Google Images, All Slides</li>