Monthly Archives: August 2013

On this date… August 27, 1874… South Dakota

The Chicago newspaper declared:  “GOLD!  The Glittering Treasure Found at Last…  A Belt of Gold Territory Thirty Miles Wide.”  The article was leaking the news from an illegal US Army expedition into the Great Sioux Reservation. The reservation, delineated by … Continue reading

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On this date… August 20, 1705… Florida

Not much remained of the original inhabitants of Florida by 1705.  The villages and towns of the Apalachee, Timucua, Ais, Jeaga, Calusa, Tocobaga, and Matecumbe had all been devastated by the Yamasee, who worked as slavers for the British.  All … Continue reading

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On this date… August 14, 1720… Nebraska

One hundred fifty-six years before Custer, Europeans were massacred on the high plains.  Hiding in the tall grass, the Pawnee, armed by the French, surprised a Spanish/Pueblo encampment at dawn.  They killed 35 Spaniards, which was most of them, including … Continue reading

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On this date… August 12, 1676… Rhode Island

Metacomet, known as King Phillip, sachem of the Wampanoag, was killed, decapitated, quartered, his body cut into pieces and hung from trees, his head put on a spike in Plymouth (where the Pilgrims kept it there for twenty years), and … Continue reading

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Dumping oil waste at Wind River, Wyoming

Dumping oil waste at Wind River, Wyoming This was on NPR yesterday; I didn’t see it yet at other Native news sources. “It looks like the protections for tribal citizens here are weaker than those for citizens in Wyoming that … Continue reading

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What if people told European history like they told Native American history?

Reblog from An Indigenous  History of North America What if people told European history like they told Native American history?.

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On this date… August 10, 1680… New Mexico

After eighty years of living like serfs under Spanish domination, the Pueblo revolted.  Across a broad territory, they rose up on a single day, killed hundreds of Spanish priests and leaders, and sent the remaining two-thousand fleeing down the Rio … Continue reading

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