Monthly Archives: September 2013

On this date… September 29, 1872… Texas

For the first time, Colonel Ranald Mackenzie attacked the Comanche successfully in the heart of Comancheria, on the Staked Plains, on the North Fork of the Red River. Their leader, Mowway, was on his way to a peace conference.  Joining … Continue reading

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On this date… September 25, 1714… New York

Three years and three days after the start of the Tuscarora War, on this date, the Five Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy negotiated the safe passage of the surviving refugees from North Carolina to New York.  The Iroquois informed the … Continue reading

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On this date… September 22, 1711… North Carolina

On this date, the Tuscarora rose up and attacked the English settlement of Bath and other homesteads along the Neuse, Roanoke, and Trent Rivers.  They had suffered greatly from English slave raids, land grabs, and diseases.  In the uprising, hundreds … Continue reading

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Re-post: Redskins and Blackskins

Interesting commentary from an African American. http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/09/18/above-distraction-more-blackskins-gerard-miller-151340

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Selective Memories from Syria to Fort Pitt

President Obama is right to voice outrage at the use of chemical weapons in Syria.  While the concept of rules in warfare is a bit ironic, maintaining an international consensus against the use of these weapons, which kill civilians so … Continue reading

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The Rutherford Trace and the Destruction of Nikwasi

Originally posted on This Day in North Carolina History:
On September 10, 1776, during the American Revolution, North Carolina General Griffith Rutherford attacked and burned the Cherokee town of Nikwasi as part of what became known as the “Rutherford Trace.”…

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On this date… September 8, 1598… New Mexico

On this date, Pueblo leaders were summoned to San Juan Pueblo to pledge their allegiance to King Phillip of Spain, represented by Governor Juan de Oñate, and to God, represented by Fray Alonso Martinez. They gathered under the shade of … Continue reading

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