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2014-05-22 20:20:33

Huron Acquires American Auto Auction Group, LLC DETROIT, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Huron Capital Partners ("Huron") today announced the formation of an auto remarketing services platform and the simultaneous acquisition of American Auto Auction Group, LLC ("AAAG"). AAAG is a leading provider of dealer-to-dealer auction services with sites in South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, Texas, California and Wisconsin. In launching this buy-and-build initiative, Huron partnered with...

2014-05-14 00:21:34

SAN DIEGO, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights presented Redding Rancheria Tribal leadership and Win-River Resort and Casino management with Smokefree Business Awards for their newly remodeled 100% smokefree indoor air facility. The awards were presented during the annual National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) expo held at the San Diego Convention Center this week. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140514/87384 The casino celebrated its...

2014-05-13 23:01:05

Cherokee Nation’s Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Company to Support S-333 Helicopter Stilwell, OK (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Cherokee Nation Industries, the aerospace and manufacturing division of Cherokee Nation Businesses, was recently awarded a $2.5 million contract by Sikorsky Global Helicopter in support of the S-333 aircraft, one of the most cost-efficient light turbine helicopters in the industry. “Advanced manufacturing in the aerospace industry is a core industry for Oklahoma...

2014-04-01 12:32:00

TORONTO, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - To foster better understanding of Aboriginal issues in Canada's major media and community outlets, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is pleased to introduce the new CJF Aboriginal Journalism Fellowship. "This is a very special new initiative for CJF," says Bob Lewis, chair of the CJF. "It aims in a small way to help bridge the yawning gap between traditional news media and the oft-ignored stories of Canada's Aboriginal people. The...

2014-03-27 23:26:32

Marilyn Suey to Lead Consultative Wealth Management and Retirement Plan Expansion San Ramon, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Yerba Buena Financial Partners, LLC , a boutique private wealth management firm headquartered in San Rafael, CA, has opened a new branch location in San Ramon, Ca. The new office, located at 2430 Camino Ramon Suite 103 San Ramon, CA. opened in January of this year. “I am proud to see our firm expanding,” said Bruce Frankel, Managing Partner. “It has always been our...

2014-03-24 08:24:30

High-definition digital network preserves the Chickasaw culture and highlights the contributions of the Chickasaw people ADA, Okla., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chickasaw Nation Video Network, Chickasaw.tv, has been re-launched on a dynamic new platform. Chickasaw.tv is an online video-rich resource created to increase awareness of the culture, legacy and continuing contributions of the Chickasaw people. The interactive, high-quality content is available on all devices with...

2014-03-18 20:22:13

CHEROKEE, N.C., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Work began on the new $75 million Cherokee Indian Hospital today as tribal leaders broke ground on the 150-thousand square foot facility. The hospital is scheduled for completion in early 2016. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140318/CL86015 Three years in the planning, the hospital is not only a state of the art health care center, but one designed based on the rich history and healing culture of the Cherokee tribe. "The local...

2014-03-06 12:26:49

First time collaborations to improve the cancer experience for patients in rural, remote and isolated communities TORONTO, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, partners from across First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations, the health sector and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer met to launch a new initiative to improve cancer control with and for First Peoples. While cancer affects everyone, rates of common cancers have increased among First Nations, Inuit and Métis in the...

Native American Cahokia Was The Country's First 'Melting Pot'
2014-03-04 12:40:25

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have discovered new evidence that establishes a Native American city as America’s first “melting pot.” The team found that Cahokia, a pre-Columbian city that sat between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, hosted a large population of immigrants. Previously, researchers believed this city consisted of a homogenous, stable population drawn from the area. However, new...

2014-02-20 12:22:55

HOUSTON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seminole Energy Services, LLC (Seminole), announced today its board of managers has appointed Mark Leland as a new member. "Mark brings to Seminole's board of managers a wealth of diverse industry experience," said Bob Rosene, Seminole's chairman. "His demonstrated leadership in several areas will provide essential guidance as Seminole continues to grow." Leland most recently served as president of El Paso Midstream Group, a startup business...


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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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