As a result of the Japanese period, the Americanization of the Chamorro people received significant assistance, because the Japanese invasion and brutal occupation drove Chamorro to their American "colonial overseer, with religious zeal and cultural prescriptions of gratitude and loyalty" (Diaz, 2010, p.
The Chamorro people experience multiple and overlapping identities, being both indigenous to the Mariana Islands and as part of the U.
Outside of Guam and some United States military families, most Americans continue to be unaware of this homeland of the Chamorro people
due to its small size and relative isolation up until World War II.
According to this theory, the toxin becomes more concentrated as it moves up the food chain from the microbes, Nostoc cyanobacteria, to tropical plants called cycads to bats to the Chamorro people
(SN: 8/14/04, p.
Life changed drastically for the Chamorro people
, who were then indoctrinated into a colonial lifestyle.
Being ignorant of the history of the Chamorro people
and Guam, I became an ardent learner.
In summarizing this thesis, Rogers suggests, 'A central irony of the struggles of the Chamorro people
against Europeans is that, in order to mount a successful defense, the islanders had to become like the outsiders' (40).
They eventually landed in Agana on June 16, 1668, and started to evangelize the Chamorro people
OThe Hafa Adai Pledge finds its origin in the inherent spirit of the Chamorro people
, the native inhabitants of Guam,O GVB General Manager, Joann Camacho, said, OBy coupling the pledge with the OBuy LocalO initiative, we are able to support local businesses on Guam and offer more local products to our visitors.
During the 20th century, the prevalence of the neurologic disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Parkinsonism dementia complex (ALS/PDC) rose dramatically among the Chamorro people
of Guam and then declined, explains Paul Cox of the National Tropical Botanical Gardens, headquartered in Kalaheo, Hawaii (SN: 5/17/03, p.
Starting in the mid-20th century, this disease--which shares traits with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease--began increasing among Guam's Chamorro people
(SN: 5/17/03, p.
After World War II, doctors noticed that the Chamorro people
of Guam experienced 100 times as high an incidence of diseases resembling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis than people in the continental United States do.