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2013-09-29 23:04:38

Pre-College Level Field School Explores Archaeology in the Southwest (PRWEB) September 29, 2013 The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center announced this week dates for its three-week 2014 High School Field School: June 29–July 19, 2014. Crow Canyon, a not-for-profit research and education organization located in Cortez, Colo., offers the field school each summer for students seeking to experience archaeology firsthand and explore the spectacular Four Corners area of the Southwest. “Crow...

2013-09-23 12:28:40

FORT MCMURRAY, AB, Sept. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Provincial and territorial governments, Aboriginal groups, industry and all Canadians will now have access to an online repository of information on Aboriginal and treaty rights previously only available to federal officials. The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, announced the launch of the new web tool (aandc.gc.ca/atris) at the opening of the Northern Development Minister's Forum...

2013-09-19 16:21:41

PAWHUSKA, Okla., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wind Capital Group has announced it is selling its controversial Osage County Wind development project to TradeWind Energy and its foreign parent company, raising additional questions about the future of the proposed project. The sale raises serious concerns as to whether the new owners will attempt to move forward before required federal environmental and cultural studies are completed. The project is strongly opposed by the Osage...

2013-09-03 08:25:09

Governor General's History Award Shortlist Revealed WINNIPEG, Sept. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's History society today unveiled the shortlist for Canada's top history prize, the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Popular Media -The Pierre Berton Award.  The three finalists have a lot in common: they all specialize in Canada's military past. In alphabetical order by name or organization they are: Tim Cook.  Over the past 10 years, Tim Cook has been at the...

2013-08-30 23:02:04

Lifelong Learners Invited to Explore the Culture and Archaeology of the Southwest Cortez, CO (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 For lifelong learners who love to explore the American Southwest, the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is offering a new lineup of domestic archaeology and cultural tours for 2014. Crow Canyon announced today that it will offer six itineraries, each geared to a different educational focus and activity level. During Southwest Indian Art, travelers will enjoy opportunities...

Stunning Wall Structure Unearthed In Maya City Of Holmul
2013-08-08 09:56:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of archaeologists on Wednesday reported the discovery of an enormous structure unearthed in Guatemala beneath an ancient Maya pyramid. The stucco wall structure, called a frieze, is nearly 30 feet long and more than 6 feet tall and depicts human figures in a mythological setting, suggesting they may be sacred, idolized rulers. The frieze was discovered in July in the buried foundations of the Maya pyramid in the ancient...

2013-08-05 16:27:40

TULSA, Okla., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Three former employees of Flintco have been the subject of a federal investigation for wrongful activities. Their actions were clearly in conflict with company policy. After the completion of projects for the Choctaw Nation, Flintco became aware of the improper activities of Builders Steel and its representatives in dealing with Flintco employees and projects for the Choctaw Nation from 2008 to 2010. When Flintco learned of potential...

Appalachians Home To Oldest Inland European Fort
2013-07-24 05:32:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of archaeologists, led by the University of Michigan, has discovered the remains of the earliest European fort in the interior of what is now the United States. This find will provide new insight into the beginning of the US colonial era, and the all-too-human reasons spoiling Spanish dreams of gold and glory. In 1567, nearly 20 years before Sir Walter Raleigh's colony at Roanoke was lost and 40 years before the Jamestown...

2013-06-27 23:16:30

Dr. Christopher Powell Leads Archaeology Trip to Iconic and Seldom-Seen Sites Cortez, Colo. (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Maya civilization began as early as 1500 B.C. and reached its pinnacle during the seventh and eighth centuries A.D. Throughout the jungles of Belize and Guatemala, the story of the Maya is told in the ruins of grand cities and mysterious glyphs etched into stone. This year, the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is offering a new educational tour for archaeology...

2013-06-25 16:24:24

RENO, Nev., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In today's 5-4 decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl the United States Supreme Court upheld the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), but reversed and remanded this case back to the South Carolina courts on a technicality. The narrow decision focused on the standard to determine whether this particular father's parental rights could be terminated. Jefferson Keel, President of the National Congress of American Indians delivered the...


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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