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HISTORY. The Historical Marker Database. History News Network. Boston Tea Party Historical Society. Account by an Impartial Observer Having accidentally arrived at Boston upon a visit to a Friend the evening before the meeting of the body of the People on the 29th of November, curiosity, and the pressing invitation of my most kind host, induced me to attend the Meeting.

Boston Tea Party Historical Society

Participant account by Samuel Cooper This concise but a very detailed account was written by Major Samuel Cooper, a participant who was only 16 at the time of the event but later fought many battles of revolutionary war with great bravery to earn his high rank. Participant account by John Andrews The house was so crowded that I could get no further than the porch. Account in Boston Gazette On Tuesday last the body of the people of this and all the adjacent towns, and others from the distance of twenty miles, assembled at the old south meeting-house, to inquire the reason of the delay in sending the ship Dartmouth back to London. Roald Amundsen. Roald Amundsen originally began a career studying medicine at the University of Christiana (now the University of Oslo), but dropped out in order to go to sea.

Roald Amundsen

His first Antarctic trip was in 1899 on the Belgica expedition when he was one of the first party ever to over winter in Antarctica as the ship became trapped in the pack ice and drifted until it broke out in the following spring. He established his credentials on this trip as a leader, ice master and as a resourceful expeditioner. He led his first polar expedition in the Arctic from 1903 - 1906 in the Gjoa, successfully traversing the "North West Passage" a extraordinary achievement in a tiny ship that came after a century of attempts and the loss of literally hundreds of lives. The next major expedition was to be to drift over the North pole with the pack ice in the ship Fram built for the fellow Norwegian explorer Nansen (regarded as being the father of polar travel - North and South).

Black Holocaust in America. Native Web. Small Business Saturday. Revolutionary War, Declaration of Independence, US Constitution, Bill of Rights. Mt St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The tribal traditions of the Native American Rain Dance. Native American Rain Dance When reading about the history of our country and in particular, the Native Americans many people have heard of a ceremonial tradition that is known as the Native American rain dance.

The tribal traditions of the Native American Rain Dance

The Native American rain dance was the most common among the Native American tribes in the southwest of America, since during the summers there they would have long droughts. The droughts could bring serious problems for the natives since having some rain was essential for their survival and their food crops. The rain dance would usually take place in the driest month of the year, so usually this ritual was performed in mid to late August ever year. The Native American rain dance was performed by both the men and women of the tribe, unlike other tribal rituals where only men were allowed. Painting depicting Native American Rain Dance in the clouds Looking for something different? Lewis and Clark Trail.