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pueblo mesa verda violence
2014-08-05 12:38:56

Eric Sorensen, Washington State University It’s a given that, in numbers terms, the 20th century was the most violent in world history, with civil wars, purges and two world wars killing as many as 200 million people. But on a per-capita basis, Washington State University archaeologist Tim Kohler has documented a particularly bloody period more than eight centuries ago on what is now American soil. Between 1140 and 1180, in the central Mesa Verde of southwest Colorado, four relatively...

2014-07-17 16:23:35

Presented by the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, Conaculta and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts July 31 - August 5 SAN FRANCISCO, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, Conaculta and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts are pleased to introduce MEX I AM: live it to believe it a first-of-its-kind festival showcasing the best of Mexico with a multidisciplinary array of inspiring leaders from the performing arts and academia....

2014-07-16 23:02:15

Cherokee Company Providing Full Range of Professional Services and Products to all Departments and Agencies of the U.S. Government TULSA, Okla. (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Cherokee Nation Technologies was recently awarded the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Small Business contract by the U.S. General Services Administration. The new hybrid acquisition vehicle provides a full range of professional services and products to all departments and agencies of the U.S....

2014-07-16 12:22:53

HALIFAX, July 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Chiefs from the three Aboriginal peoples that have always occupied the waters and shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence called today for a moratorium on oil and gas development they say could endanger the region and infringe on their rights. Chiefs representing the Innu, Maliseet and Mi'gmaq Nations, whose communities straddle the borders of Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia gathered in Halifax to call on the federal and provincial...

Early Humans May Have Preyed On Elephant Ancestor Gomphothere
2014-07-15 12:58:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Gomphotheres, genetic relatives of the elephant, were thought to have roamed North America and became extinct long before humans reached the continent. But, according to a new study, researchers have uncovered evidence that North America’s earliest humans may have preyed on the ancient mammals. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, study researchers from the United States and Mexico found remains of...

2014-07-07 23:00:44

Onsite training sessions and web-based seminars available for native corporations interested in joining the 8(a) program. Tulsa, Okla. (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions (CNTS), a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses, is partnering with the U.S. Small Business Administration to host free, onsite training sessions and web-based seminars for native corporations interested in joining the 8(a) program. The workshops provide valuable insight for tribally owned...

2014-06-27 23:00:42

Cherokeea attakullakulla discovered in the Cherokee Nation's ancestral homeland. Tahlequah, OK (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 The Cherokee Nation has a new species of moth named in its honor. The brownish white moths recently discovered in the southern Appalachian Mountains have been named Cherokeea attakullakulla. It was named after the Cherokee people who were original inhabitants of Tennessee and North Carolina. The moth also took its name in honor of the great Cherokee leader...

2014-06-27 16:24:44

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Harold Karp has been named interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Tecumseh Products Company (Nasdaq:TECU) following the resignation of James Connor. The Tecumseh Board of Directors also approved the appointment of Gary Cowger as Chairman. "Tecumseh will immediately benefit from Harold's strong leadership skills and global manufacturing expertise which he has developed over the years," said Cowger. "Harold has a wealth of...

2014-06-14 16:20:10

With support of Native American groups, the Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ calls for more than 40,000 local church members in D.C. region to boycott Washington football team and merchandise. NEWARK, Del., June 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ passed a resolution at its annual meeting Saturday, June 14, pressuring the National Football League and the Washington Redskins franchise to change the team name...

2014-06-13 12:27:42

In the news release, Think Finance Contributes to Program Providing Virtual Mentoring to Students in Native American Communities, Encourages College Success in Indian Country, issued 13-Jun-2014 by Think Finance over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that there are updates to the release. The complete, corrected release follows: Think Finance Contributes to Program Providing Virtual Mentoring to Students in Native American Communities, Encourages College Success in Indian Country...


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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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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