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2015-04-29 08:30:34

Lewis and Clark Heritage Days Are May 15-16 in Saint Charles, Missouri AUSTIN, Texas, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Although they probably studied them in school, most Americans don't remember

2015-04-28 16:28:47

OTTAWA, April 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the Government of Canada must act on the recommendations in a report today by the Auditor

2015-04-24 20:23:19

--More than 200 positions to be filled-- MARKSVILLE, La., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Paragon Casino Resort is hiring, in a big way.

2015-04-23 20:24:47

TORONTO, April 23, 2015 /CNW/ - Seneca, with the support of the Government of Ontario and Siemens Canada, is creating the first Mechatronics Simulation and Demonstration Centre (MSDC) in the

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2015-04-22 12:39:18

It wasn't just smallpox that wiped out the Native population in North America, as new research shows they were not ignorant of how disease spread.

2015-04-20 12:33:30

Partnering to advance community-led approaches to health and wellbeing MARKHAM, ON, April 20, 2015 /CNW/ - A unique program that provides virtual education at no cost to health

2015-04-01 16:25:35

MARKSVILLE, La., April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Scott W.

2015-03-27 16:20:40

CDL Program Helps Veterans Transition to Civilian Careers in Transportation FORT SILL, Okla., March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa

2015-03-25 08:39:21

Partnership with the Family of Seneca Resorts & Casinos Creates the First DFS Site with a Premier Casino Brand HARRISON, N.Y., March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-03-18 20:23:09

MARKSVILLE, La., March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kathan (Kit) Musgrove was recently appointed Director of Convention Services at Paragon Casino Resort.


Latest History of North America Reference Libraries

Samuel de Champlain
2014-01-07 10:15:12

Samuel de Champlain, known as The Father of New France, was a Frenchman with many titles including navigator, soldier, explorer, cartographer, and diplomat. Born Samuel Champlain in 1574 to a family of mariners, exploration was in his blood and he took his first voyage as a young man in 1603, led by François Gravé Du Pont. In his early years, Champlain learned to navigate, create nautical charts, draw, and make applied reports. From 1594 or 1595 to 1598, he learned fighting skills in the...

Leif Ericson
2014-01-06 10:25:39

Leif Ericson was a Norse explorer seen as the first European to land in North America nearly 500 years prior to Christopher Columbus. According to the Sagas of Icelanders, he established a Norse settlement at Vinland, identified with the Norse L’Anse aux Meadows on the northern point of Newfoundland in modern-day Canada. It is believed that Leif was born in Iceland around the 970’s - the son of father Erik the Red, an explorer and outlaw from Western Norway. Erik founded the first...

William Clark
2013-10-28 14:11:26

William Clark was an American explorer, territorial governor, soldier, and Indian agent who lived between August 1, 1770 and September 1, 1838. He is best known for his exploration of the territory between the Louisiana Purchase and the Pacific Ocean, which he conducted alongside Meriwether Lewis between 1803 and 1806. William Clark, born in 1770 in Caroline County, Virginia, was the ninth child born to John and Ann Rogers Clark. His family was known in the area as common planters with a...

Mesa Verde National Park
2013-04-24 15:47:49

Mesa Verde National Park is located in the state of Colorado in the United States. The park contains 52,485 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes including the basket maker and pueblo peoples, also known as the Anasazi tribe. In 1868, the American government made a treaty with the Ute tribe that established the area west of the Continental Divide as belonging to the Ute people. A new treaty was established in 1873 that decreased the Ute’s land to a strip that...

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