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The Wolf That Changed America - Video: Full Episode
Society & Culture  (tags: society, culture, humans, animals, wolf, lobo, blanca, wildlife, environment, wilderness, preservation, Ernest Thompson Seton, bounty, hunter, american, history )

- 3155 days ago -
This is the amazing true story behind the Disney movie "The Legend of Lobo." In 1893, the outcome of a battle of wits between a bounty hunter and a super-wolf would leave a lasting effect on a new and growing movement in America: wilderness preservation.
Black Elk - Native American Indian Wisdom
Society & Culture  (tags: environment, history, wisdom, american indians, sioux elder )

- 4023 days ago -
I love this quote ~ "There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men." ~Black Elk Please take the opportunity to read about this great chief. Peace
And You Thought Salem Was Bad...
Society & Culture  (tags: witchcraft, witches, colonial America, Connecticut, witch trials, hangings, execution, history, Puritans, Puritanism, devil, trials )

- 3558 days ago -
Americans are familiar with the horrors of the Salem, Massachusetts witch trials. Unhappily my home state, Connecticut, began hunting & hanging witches in 1647, 45 years before the witch hunts & trials in Salem. Great read on a sad chapter in our history.
PBS-WE SHALL REMAIN: Tecumseh's Vision, April 20, 2009   video
Society & Culture  (tags: Indians, American Indians, Native Americans, PBS, TV, History, culture, society, ethics, rights, politics, murder, news, interesting, humans, government, freedoms, death, sadness, americans, americans )

- 3353 days ago -
In the spring of 1805, Tenskwatawa, a Shawnee, fell into a trance so deep that those around him believed he had died. When he finally stirred, the young prophet claimed to have met the Master of Life. He told those who crowded around to listen that the...
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Halloween
Society & Culture  (tags: Halloween, history, Samhain, Celts, pumpkins, traditions, culture )

- 3528 days ago -
...but were afraid to ask...LOL! Fun facts about a favorite holiday.
The Fascinating Histories Behind Your Favorite Fairy Tales
Society & Culture  (tags: Fairy Tales, History, stories, tales )

- 2608 days ago -
It's a little disconcerting to know that the real stories behind the fairy tales that made your eyes go all sparkly as a child were originally tales of rape, self-injury and forced abandonment. But the inspiration behind these stories simply resonated....
Preserving a Culture: Wyoming Arapaho Work to Keep Their Language Alive
Society & Culture  (tags: Arapaho, Wyoming, language, culture, Native Americans, teaching, preservation, history )

- 3534 days ago -
The Algonkian language of the Arapaho is dying out. There are 2 dialects, one spoken by the Northern Arapaho in Wyoming, the other by the Southern Arapaho in Oklahoma. In Wyoming tribal elders want to ensure that their language lives on through the young.
Crazy Horse's Account of the Battle of the Little Bighorn: VIDEO   video
Society & Culture  (tags: American Indians, Native Americans, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Battle of Little Big Horn, History, Genocide, culture, society, rights, freedoms, ethics, government, politics, news, interesting )

- 2932 days ago -
ON THE BATTLEFIELD, Crazy Horse's personal bravery was legendary. At the Little Big Horn, for instance, the Arapaho warrior Waterman said Crazy Horse was the bravest man he ever saw, and the Sioux warrior Little Soldier said "the greatest fighter in...
Discussing History
Society & Culture  (tags: Indians, Native Americans, American Indians, History, culture, society, americans, education, ethics, family, freedoms, humans, interesting, news, rights )

- 3465 days ago -
TOPEKA, Kan.--The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site served as the venue recently to shed light on an unsung chapter in American history.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Cancel Columbus Day - It's Time to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day Nationwide
Society & Culture  (tags: society, politics, Cikumbus Day, Indigneous Peoples day, exploitation, history, native rights, culture, americans )

- 986 days ago -
For nearly 80 years this nation has celebrated Christopher Columbus with a federal holiday in his name. Far from discovering America, Columbus represents slavery, genocide, and a history of exploitation that it is time to stop honoring.
Drinking Your Apples, With a Kick
Society & Culture  (tags: hard cider, apples, history, beverages, home brewing )

- 3547 days ago -
Hard cider was for years the drink of choice for many colonial Americans. My own colonial American, Rick, still loves it and has one from time to time. Entertaining piece on hard cider, apple varieties used and taste testing.
Disease and History
Society & Culture  (tags: disease, history, society, plagues, contagion, health, lifestyle )

- 3615 days ago -
Informative piece on how the great plagues of humankind have affected - and continue to affect - our social, political, economic and cultural history. A great read!
Why I?
Society & Culture  (tags: letter capitalization, grammar, language, culture, history )

- 3609 days ago -
An informative and entertaining look at the capitalization of the letter "i" from historical and cultural perspectives. i think You'll like it!
ReThinking Columbus Banned In Tucson
Society & Culture  (tags: Rethinking Columbus, Book Banning, Schools, Education, American Indian, Native American, indigeneous, struggle, history )

- 2345 days ago -
We need to hear from those whose lands and rights were taken away by those who "discovered" them. Their stories tell of 500 years of courageous struggle, and the lasting wisdom of native peoples. Is key to understand the same injustices happening today.
Chris Hedges: Let's Get This Class War Started
Society & Culture  (tags: chris hedges, democracy, economy, government, greed, history, money, oligarchy, politics, rich people, wall street, wealth )

- 1705 days ago -
"We Americans are not usually thought to be a submissive people, but of course we are," Wendell Berry writes. "Why else would we allow our country to be destroyed? Why else would we be rewarding its destroyers?

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