After reading a few of the speeches given by a Seneca leader, I can see why his people began calling him Sagoyewatha (1750-1830) which translates to “He Keeps Them Awake” referring to his oratory skills. Earlier in life he was known as Otetiani (Always Ready), but by 1780, after speaking out for his … [Read more...]
History is Elementary
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The Age of Exploration. What do you immediately think of as you read those four words? More than likely, you would throw out some of the more famous explorer's names and where their expeditions took place such as Columbus, DeSoto, and Magellan. Some of you might tell me about their goals … [Read more...]
I love the premise behind the National Treasure movies where members of the Gates family feel compelled to solve a series of historical clues to find a treasure that will ultimately save the family reputation. Unfortunately, there are always a few bad men along the way and some of the clues and … [Read more...]
In my opinion the least taught war in United States classrooms must be the Korean War (1950-1953) mainly due to what I call unintentional ignorance. When I was in high school during the late 1970s, the Korean War was mentioned, but not covered in any real depth mainly because it was still considered … [Read more...]