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  History of Guam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Guam's history of colonialism is the longest among the Pacific islands.
On June 21, 1898, Guam was captured by the United States in the bloodless Battle of Guam during the Spanish-American War.
The result was the Guam Organic Act of 1950 (signed by President Harry S. Truman), which established Guam as an unincorporated organized territory of the United States and, for the first time in Guam History, provided for a civilian government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Guam   (1987 words)

  
 Guam - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Guam was the southernmost island in the Marianas Group and this political change started Guam and the Northern Marianas (including Saipan and Tinian) down separate paths.
Guam is a relatively short flight from Japan compared to Hawaii, and a series of tourist hotels and golf courses were built to cater to the tourists.
Guam is the southernmost island in the Mariana Island chain and is the largest island in Micronesia.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Guam   (2070 words)

  
 Guam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Guam (Chamorro: Guåhån), officially the U.S. Territory of Guam, is an island in the Western Pacific Ocean and is an organized unincorporated territory of the United States.
Guam, along with the rest of the Mariana and Caroline islands, was treated by Spain as part of their colony in the Philippines.
Over the years, it was claimed by some in Guam that Guam has had to bear the brunt of this agreement in the form of public assistance programs and public education for those from the regions involved, but was never compensated by the federal government for its expenditures.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Guam   (2937 words)

  
 Guam History, People and Culture
Guam are believed to have been of Indo-Malaya descent originating from Southeast Asia as early as 2,000 BC, and having linguistic and cultural similarities to Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
During the course of the Spanish occupation of Guam, sources have estimated Chamorro casualties to the fighting and disease to have reduced the population from 150,000 to 200,000 to roughly 5,000 by 1741, mostly women and children.
Guam was ceded to the United States by the Treaty of Paris ended the Spanish American War in 1898 and formally purchased from Spain for $20 million in 1899.
www.guam-online.com /history/history.htm   (2549 words)

  
 History of Guam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Guam was discovered by Magellan in 1521, was occupied by Spain in 1688, was captured by the United States cruiser " Charleston " in June 1899, and was ceded to the United States by the Treaty of Paris on the l0th of December 1898.
The Battle of Guam started on July 21, 1944 with American troops landing on the island and Guam was liberated from Japanese military rule on August 10 in an Allied victory.
Guam is an organized, unincorporated territory of the US with policy relations between Guam and the US under the jurisdiction of the Office of Insular Affairs, US Department of the Interior.
www.historyofnations.net /oceania/guam.html   (380 words)

  
 Guam History & Guam Culture | iExplore.com
Guam is the largest and most southerly island of the Marianas Islands, which were occupied by the Chamorro Indians from 1500 BC.
The main components of Guam’s economy are tourism and the US military for whom the island is a vital staging post for operations through the Pacific region.
Guam is also an important re-export center for distribution of goods throughout the Pacific, particularly to Micronesia.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Guam/History   (430 words)

  
 History of The Brown Tree Snake Invasion on Guam
As the U.S. Pacific Headquarters was transferred to Guam during and immediately after the war, U.S. military equipment and salvaged war material that had been in use at the military bases in the Admiralty Islands of northern Papua New Guinea were shipped back to the permanent bases and scrap metal processors on Guam.
Until attention was focused on the ecological and economic damages of the introduced brown Treesnake on the island of Guam, little consideration was given to assessing risks posed by the colonization of snakes on formerly snake-free islands.
The information amassed from Guam suggests that snakes are capable of reshaping island ecosystems, and the conditions that seem to lead to problems of such magnitude appear to be widely distributed among both offshore and oceanic islands.
www.mesc.usgs.gov /resources/education/bts/invasion/history.asp   (1651 words)

  
 Chief Kepuha of Ancient Guam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Guam has the distinction of being the only populated U.S. soil invaded on Dec 8 1941 and occupied by another country during WWII {3 remote Aleution isles off Alaska were also invaded}.
The Campaign of Guam which started on July 21 1944 by the Americans was marked by a record tonnage of naval bombardment with 7,000 U.S. casualties and 11,000 Japanese perished.
On Guam, this event is of great significance since it sparked the decimation of the pure Chamoru Race.
ns.gov.gu /quipua.html   (1385 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Guam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
GUAM (Cyrillic: ГУАМ) is a regional organization of four CIS states: Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Moldova.
One of the issues associated with GUAM is competition between two proposed transporation corridors to better link Europe with Asia.
Guam faces the problem of building up the civilian economic sector to offset the impact of military downsizing.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Guam   (1543 words)

  
 A History of Guam - Hardcover
The sixteen chapters trace the history of Guam beginning with settlement by oceanic migrations, early Chamorro culture, discovery by Western voyagers and subsequent missionization and colonization by Spain.
Guam became a huge military base with which to support and supply forces in the Pacific for the remainder of the war.
Guam is one of the last colonies in the world, and self-government continues to be negotiated with the U.S. federal government.
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 The History of Guam
Guam possessed a strong matriarchal society, and it was through the power and prestige of the women and much of the Chamorro culture, including the language, music, dance, and traditions, was able to survive.
Throughout the last century of Spanish occupation, Guam was host to a number of scientists, voyagers, and whalers from Russia, France, and England.
Guam's rich historical legacy serves as the framework for which the future development of the island depends upon.
members.tripod.com /hafa_adai/guam/history.htm   (1216 words)

  
 Guam - ENCYCLOPEDIA - The History Channel UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Guam's permanent inhabitants are predominantly of native Chamorro stock (37%) or Filipino descent (26%); the rest of the population mainly consists of roughly equal numbers of other Pacific Islanders, Caucasians, and other persons of Asian descent.
Guam was captured by Japan in 1941, was retaken by U.S. forces in 1944, and became a major base for assaults on the Japanese mainland.
Guam was devastated by typhoons in 1976 and 1992 and suffered a severe earthquake in 1993.
www.thehistorychannel.co.uk /site/search/search.php?word=Guam   (576 words)

  
 004_history.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Guam and the rest of the Marianas were officially claimed by the Spain in 1565.
Guam's native Chamorro population was decimated by disease and genocidal practices.
Guam was placed under the administration of the Department of Navy and was used primarily as a coaling and communication station.
www.guampdn.com /guampublishing/special-sections/maila/2005/004_history.html   (860 words)

  
 Notable History Of Events on Guam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
By the end of the 1940's President Harry Truman removed Guam from under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Navy to the Secretary of Interior.
The Pentagon's 332-page official History released on Oct 21, 1999 to Robert S. Norris (a private specialist on nuclear weapons) acknowledged that in 1951, President Truman authorized the shipment of nuclear capsules -the bomb's plutonium or uranium core- to the Pacific island of Guam during the Korea War.
Many patriotic inhabitants of Guam, during the WWII occupation, were tortured and beheaded while protecting U.S. soldiers from capture and execution.
ns.gov.gu /history.html   (596 words)

  
 USNH Guam History
The history of U. Naval Hospital on Guam began in August of 1899; with the arrival of the Medical Officer of the USS Yosemite, Surgeon Philip Leach and Assistant Surgeons Mark V. Stone and Alfred G. Grunwell.
Because the Naval Hospital, Guam was destroyed in the retaking of the island fleet hospitals took care of the 100,000 military who were on island preparing for the invasion of Japan.
A portion of the fleet hospital was designated the Guam Memorial Hospital in honor of the Chamorros who suffered for their support of the United States during the war.
www.usnhguam.med.navy.mil /us/history/default.htm   (1770 words)

  
 Guam: history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Guam shares a common history with the rest of the Micronesian archipelago (see Micronesia).
For three centuries, Guam was a port of call on the Spanish galleon route between the Philippines and Acapulco (Mexico), a major depot on the trade route to Spain.
The island continued to serve as a stopover until it was invaded by the Japanese in 1941.
gbgm-umc.org /country_profiles/country_history.cfm?Id=39   (580 words)

  
 History of Guam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
When Europeans first arrived on Guam, the Chamorros were noted for their fast sailing vessels and traded with other islands of Micronesia.
The result was the Organic Act of 1950 (signed by President Harry S. Truman), which established Guam as an unincorporated organized territory of the United States and, for the first time in Guam History, provided for a civilian government.
Guam's U.S. military installations are among the most strategically vital in the Pacific Ocean.
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/History_of_Guam   (2052 words)

  
 USS Guam - PR-3 - History Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Guam sails for Yochow and Chenglin to insure the safety of American missionaries and other foreigners.
As Guam nears China, she is met by rifle fire from the shore.
The name Guam would be transferred to a new cruiser being built.
www.ussguam.com /pr3/history.html   (233 words)

  
 Guam Visitors Bureau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
As the Catholic Church gained prominence, Guam became a regular port-of-call for Spanish galleons that crossed the Pacific Ocean from Acapulco, Mexico to Manila, Philippines.
On December 10, 1941, Guam surrendered to the Japanese South Seas detachment forces after a valiant defensive struggle by the island's Insular Force Guard.
Guam was renamed 'Omiya Jima' or Great Shrine Island and was brought under Japan's Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere.
www.visitguam.org /about/?pg=history   (1242 words)

  
 Guam Historical and Cultural Landmarks and Sites of Interest
The first Catholic Church on Guam, the Dulce Nombre de Maria {Sweet Name of Mary} Cathedral Basilica was constructed in central Hagatna in 1669.
Asan Bay was one of the main landing points for the American invasion to recapture Guam from the Japanese in 1944.
Japanese prisoners of war held at the Guam Naval Station were assigned various masonry and construction duties.
www.guam-online.com /landmarks/landmarks.htm   (2109 words)

  
 War in the Pacific NHP: Archeology and History of Guam (Section A)
There have been extensive changes in the vegetation of Guam in addition to those brought about by deliberate artificial clearing of land for living and farming purposes and, in recent years, for large military installations, highways, and new settlements, and cutting of wood (the tropical hardwood trees of the northern plateau are mostly gone).
Finally, the ocean about Guam, outside the fringing reef, is swarming with fishes of many kinds, [10] which were formerly utilized as an important source of food.
Among the birds seen on Guam in January-February 1952, but not definitely identified, was one which, on brief and casual observation, distinctly resembled the accipitrine hawks, and presumably it was one of these.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/reed/sectiona-2.htm   (2092 words)

  
 Micronesia In Review: Issues and Events: Guam - 1 July 2004 - 30 June, 2005
Guam's public auditor and congressional delegate both ran uncontested and were easily reelected in 2004.
She has degrees in anthropology, history, and Micronesian studies from i Unibetsedåt Guahan (the University of Guam), all of which she earned with distinction.
Her thesis and subsequent work have focused on the development of Guam history text and textbooks—examining the past, present, and future direction of forming and imparting Guam's rich and multifaceted narrative.
archives.pireport.org /archive/2006/February/02-01-tcp-guam.htm   (2999 words)

  
 World History Compass, History of Oceania
A collection of names from two early census records taken on Guam, one in 1728 and the other in 1759, tells the story of the horror and despair of a people brutalized by war, disease and slavery.
The History of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
The complete history of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana islands: the formation of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Prehistoric Period, the Spanish Period, the German Period, the Japanese Period, Trust Territory of the Pacific Period, United States Commonwealth, The Northern Mariana Islands and World War Two.
www.worldhistorycompass.com /oceania.htm   (628 words)

  
 Guam - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
In February 1988 Guam received US economic aid, mainly as disaster relief for the damage done by a typhoon in January.
In 2000 the number of tourists was over one million, but the decline in visitors from Japan in 2001 had a sharp impact on Guam (the Japanese had comprised 80 per cent of tourists).
The loss of civilian jobs as a result of restructuring and the closing of national bases - a process begun in the 1990s and largely involving naval installations - and the fiscal income deficit hurt the Guam economy, which is dominated by services.
gbgm-umc.org /country_profiles/countries/gum/History.stm   (516 words)

  
 Guam Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Guam doesn't fit the stereotype of tribal villages and ancient cultures untouched by the modern world.
But for travellers Guam - really - is all about the duty free shopping.
Even the most cursory glance at a map of Guam will give the observer a sense of the island's place in the world: it has an obvious geopolitical significance, primarily intended to boost US dominance of the Pacific.
www.lonelyplanet.com /destinations/pacific/guam/history.htm   (178 words)

  
 A short history of Guam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The island of Guam becomes with the Marianas a Spanish colony in 1668.
Due to the defeat of Spain in the Spanish-American War Guam becomes a United States territory in 1898.
Between 1941 and 1944 Guam is occupied by Japan.
www.electionworld.org /history/guam.htm   (103 words)

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