Thursday, August 01, 2019
Captain Cook agrégation 2020 option civilisation post thirteen: first contacts
No doubt the most important part of Cook's story is the first contacts made with peoples who had not been in touch with the "Western world". By the end of the nineteenth century most peoples had had contact: but not all. This video shows a very recent experience of first contact between a few members of a tribe which had been completely isolated, no doubt for over a thousand years. Naturally today, when the aim of western first contacters is not specifically to take the land, the situation is different, but still thought-provoking. This video is only a few minutes long.