Monthly Archives: July 2014

The World Cup, the Ball Game, and the Little Brother of War

They say is closes the shops, schools, and businesses, starts and stops wars, and fully engulfs societies on game days.  But the drama and passions of the World Cup are far from unique.  In the 1600s, the Ball Game in … Continue reading

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On this date… July 7, 1540… New Mexico

Just nineteen years after the conquest of the Aztec Empire, young Coronado came north.  More than an “explorer”, his expedition came with 300 soliders, 800 Indian scouts, over 500 horses, and a large herd of cattle, sheep, and pigs.  He … Continue reading

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On this date… July 4, 1744… Pennsylvania

Exactly how much the formation of the United States of America was inspired by the Iroquois Confederacy is a matter of debate. But we do know that on the 4th of July in 1744, Canasatego, a Lord of the Onondaga, … Continue reading

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