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Maryland colonial site found in St. Mary’s County. Jamestown excavation unearths four bodies — and a mystery in a small box. Retracing a Donner Party Path, Nearly Two Centuries Later - Atlas Obscura. On the second day of their December 2020 voyage through the punishing Sierra mountain range, the four team members of the Forlorn Hope Expedition woke to find six inches of snow had piled on their tents, and more was falling.

Retracing a Donner Party Path, Nearly Two Centuries Later - Atlas Obscura

They made oatmeal on their camp stoves and hustled to get moving. The previous day, they had covered ground that a group of pioneers in the winter of 1846-47 had needed a week to accomplish—and they would ultimately traverse 100 miles in five days, versus the pioneers’ 33. Both parties departed on December 16, with 174 years between them. The difference? Parkas, plenty of daily calories, tents, state-of-the-art snowshoes—and, most importantly, a researched path. “This is not a re-creation or reenactment,” says Bob Crowley, a member of the 2020 expedition. When going forward seemed impossible for the 19th-century group, thoughts of those left behind starving proved inspirational. However, not all signs are trustworthy. Lac La Croix pony saved from extinction by the Ojibwe. Photography by Alan Poelman Norman Jordan still remembers the day he saw the last horse disappear.

Lac La Croix pony saved from extinction by the Ojibwe

He was 10 years old in 1977 when he witnessed some men haul away four Ojibwe ponies from the Lac La Croix First Nation, part of Treaty 3 territory in northwestern Ontario. Slated to be destroyed by the Canadian government, those four mares were all that remained of these horses, kindred spirits that had always lived with and around Jordan’s people in this dense swath of boreal forest. “I remember feeling very sad; I felt tormented,” says the former chief. “I was sitting at a big picture window, watching them.

Yes world, there were horses in Native culture before the settlers came. Yvette Running Horse Collin’s recent dissertation may have rewritten every natural history book on the shelf.

Yes world, there were horses in Native culture before the settlers came

A Lakota/Nakota/Cheyenne scholar, Collin worked within the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Indigenous Studies program to synthesize fossil evidence, historical documents and oral history to present a compelling new story of the horse in the Americas. The horse was here well before the settlers. “We have calmly known we've always had the horse, way before the settlers came.

The Spanish never came through our area, so there's no way they could have introduced them to us," reads one quote from a Blackfoot (Nitsitapi) study participant in Collin’s doctoral study. Columbus didn't introduce them. Insurrection at the Capitol: A Timeline of How It Happened. When President Trump railed against the election results from a stage near the White House on Wednesday, his loyalists were already gathering at the Capitol.

Insurrection at the Capitol: A Timeline of How It Happened

Soon, they would storm it. We analyzed a crucial two-hour period to reconstruct how a rally gave way to a mob that nearly came face to face with Congress. Supporters already. Earliest evidence for humans in the Americas. Image copyright Ciprian Ardelean Humans settled in the Americas much earlier than previously thought, according to new finds from Mexico.

Earliest evidence for humans in the Americas

They suggest people were living there 33,000 years ago, twice the widely accepted age for the earliest settlement of the Americas. The results are based on work at Chiquihuite Cave, a high-altitude rock shelter in central Mexico. Archaeologists found thousands of stone tools suggesting the cave was used by people for at least 20,000 years. Ice age. This Montana Man Officially Has The Oldest American DNA Ever Tested.

TwitterDarrell “Dusty” Crawford didn’t even want to get his DNA tested.

This Montana Man Officially Has The Oldest American DNA Ever Tested

He merely did it to assuage his brother, who died before the results came back. Before Alvin “Willy” Crawford’s heart gave out, the Montana man asked his brother, Darrell “Dusty” Crawford to get his DNA tested. When he did, according to USA Today, CRI Genetics told Crawford that his results were so unprecedented that it was like finding Bigfoot. CRI Genetics is one of many modern “biogeographical ancestry” companies. They trace a customer’s genetic makeup through time and space and attempt to find its place in the evolution of humankind. The results, which are 99 percent accurate, indicated that Crawford’s line went back 55 generations. For Crawford, the test was merely done to assuage his brother. The Story of Us: Intro — Wait But Why. This is society.

The Story of Us: Intro — Wait But Why

Now let’s zoom in on the left arm. Further. The 1619 Project. In August of 1619, a ship appeared on this horizon, near Point Comfort, a coastal port in the English colony of Virginia.

The 1619 Project

It carried more than 20 enslaved Africans, who were sold to the colonists. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the years of slavery that followed. On the 400th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is finally time to tell our story truthfully. America Wasn’t a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One. My dad always flew an American flag in our front yard.

America Wasn’t a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One

The blue paint on our two-story house was perennially chipping; the fence, or the rail by the stairs, or the front door, existed in a perpetual state of disrepair, but that flag always flew pristine. Our corner lot, which had been redlined by the federal government, was along the river that divided the black side from the white side of our Iowa town. NPR Choice page. Muslims lived in America before Protestantism even existed. The first words to pass between Europeans and Americans (one-sided and confusing as they must have been) were in the sacred language of Islam.

Muslims lived in America before Protestantism even existed

Christopher Columbus had hoped to sail to Asia and had prepared to communicate at its great courts in one of the major languages of Eurasian commerce. So when Columbus’s interpreter, a Spanish Jew, spoke to the Taíno of Hispaniola, he did so in Arabic. El Norte review: an epic and timely history of Hispanic North America. The subtitle of Carrie Gibson’s book is The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America. El Norte lives up to it.

These 437 pages are an important correction to centuries of American history which have mostly neglected the vital role of Spanish pioneers (and Native Americans) in favor of settlers from England, Ireland and Scotland. As the author quotes Walt Whitman, Americans long ago tacitly abandoned themselves “to the notion that our United States have been fashioned from the British Islands … which is a great mistake … Maps power to shape the world - early native americans click2x. The Eugenics Crusade. Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS: You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later. But first, we need you to sign in to PBS using one of the services below. You’ll be able to manage videos in your Watchlist, keep track of your favorite shows, watch PBS in high definition, and much more!

You've just tried to select this program as one of your favorites. But first, we need you to sign in to PBS using one of the services below. Why the Black Ghetto Is Angry. How Aristocracies Work: The American Class Divide: Matthew Stewart. The US government should cede territory back to Native Americans. Does the federal government mean to cede the territory of the United States back to the Native Americans? The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has altered its mission statement, removing the characterization of America as a “nation of immigrants” in order to emphasize the new goal of “securing the homeland”. Some critics made the point that most citizens are immigrants or their descendants, while others noted that most Americans believed that immigration should remain stable or increase.

From the archive: 1863, Lincoln's great debt to Manchester. When cotton was king, Manchester's busy textile mills dressed the world. Because of this, great fortunes were made and ordinary families were fed. But in 1862, Lancashire mill workers, at great personal sacrifice, took a principled stand by refusing to touch raw cotton picked by US slaves. How Native American Slaveholders Complicate the Trail of Tears Narrative.

When you think of the Trail of Tears, you likely imagine a long procession of suffering Cherokee Indians forced westward by a villainous Andrew Jackson. Perhaps you envision unscrupulous white slaveholders, whose interest in growing a plantation economy underlay the decision to expel the Cherokee, flooding in to take their place east of the Mississippi River. What you probably don’t picture are Cherokee slaveholders, foremost among them Cherokee chief John Ross. What you probably don’t picture are the numerous African-American slaves, Cherokee-owned, who made the brutal march themselves, or else were shipped en masse to what is now Oklahoma aboard cramped boats by their wealthy Indian masters.

These uncomfortable complications in the narrative were brought to the forefront at a recent event held at the National Museum of the American Indian. Titled “Finding Common Ground,” the symposium offered a deep dive into intersectional African-American and Native American history. 'Corporations Are People' Is Built on a 19th-Century Lie. Somewhat unintuitively, American corporations today enjoy many of the same rights as American citizens. This fearless Mexican American reporter fought racism and sexism to keep power in check. The forgotten murders of the Osage people for the oil beneath their land. How the black middle class was attacked by Woodrow Wilson’s administration. When Woodrow Wilson arrived in the nation’s capital in March 1913, he brought with him an administration loaded with white supremacists.

Wilson’s lieutenants segregated offices, harassed black workers and removed black politicians from political appointments held by black men for more than a generation. Incarceration of Japanese-Americans 2 clicks. A History Of When The U.S. Chose Immigrants By Their Country Of Origin. President Trump's suggestion that some countries produce more desirable immigrants than others echoes thinking popular nearly 100 years ago, when visas were allocated on the basis of national origin. We heard this week that President Trump believes some countries produce more desirable immigrants some less desirable. People who met with Trump at the White House reported that he said the United States admits too many immigrants from Africa - he actually used a vulgar term to characterize those countries - and that too few are admitted from countries like Norway. Hawaiian Monarchy Overthrown by America-Backed Businessmen. Languages of California – Survey of California and Other Indian Languages.

Two centuries ago, between 80 and 90 different languages were spoken within the boundaries of what is now the state of California. The indigenous languages of California belong to as many as 20 major language families; even accepting the controversial "Hokan" and "Penutian" groups, at least seven entirely unrelated language families are represented. The ugly history of the Pledge of Allegiance — and why it matters. Mandatory recitations of the pledge are part of a compulsory, and exclusive, patriotism. The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law’ To get to the core of race in America today, read this new book by James Whitman. After Orlando, Examining the Gun Business - The New Yorker.

When Dissent Became Treason. These Wall Street millionaires literally plotted to overthrow the president. Did Confederate symbols gain prominence in the civil rights era? Are Americans Still Puritan? Our Puritan Heritage : Democracy Journal. It’s Not a Women’s White House. What Happened To British Loyalists After The Revolutionary War? How Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce became a hero of civil rights advocates. They hate the US government, and they're multiplying: the terrifying rise of 'sovereign citizens'

A Timeline – Russia and President Trump. A 'Forgotten History' Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America. Walking In Their Footsteps At A Former Japanese Internment Camp : Code Switch. At A Hefty Cost, World War I Made The U.S. A Major Military Power : Parallels. The Confederate Cause in the Words of Its Leaders. How much did the Louisiana Purchase actually cost?

The JFK assassination (The actual footage) Rare / Vintage. ‘Slam-dunk’ find puts hunter-gatherers in Florida 14,500 years ago. When is Thanksgiving? Colonizing America: Crash Course US History #2. First woman candidate for President. I never thought I would see this on TV. - Patricio Dominguez. The Appalachians: The Scotch-Irish. The True Story of Hidden Figures. Meet Jane, the 14-year-old eaten when the first British settlers in America turned to cannibalism: The macabre secrets of starving pioneers besieged by Red Indians.

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Many Black Cowboys Developed Their Skills in Africa, not America: Little Known Facts About Black Cowboys. The Rise and Not-Quite-Fall of Religion in American Politics. Voices of History - Old Time Radio Shows - OTR. The American Presidency Project. Immigration Through Ellis Island - Award Winning Documentary Video Film. The true story behind “The Revenant” is even crazier than the movie. The Real Reason America Used Nuclear Weapons Against Japan. It Was Not To End the War Or Save Lives. Remembering Injustice to Japanese Americans. America’s Hidden History: The Eugenics Movement. Library of Congress Home. 3 maps that explain America. US History Overview 1: Jamestown to the Civil War. "Appalachian Journey", Alan Lomax (1991) Watch how immigration in America has changed since 1820. President Obama ‘One of the Most Successful Presidents in American History’

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