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2013-06-21 23:23:07

Noted Scholars Lead Tour of Chaco Canyon, One of the Southwest's Most Enduring Mysteries Cortez, Colo. (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 In an inhospitable environment in what is now northwestern New Mexico, the ancestral Pueblo people (the Anasazi) built an extraordinary system of massive stone buildings, small house sites, outlying communities and roads, all centered on Chaco Canyon. This vast regional network was the focal point of Pueblo culture from the tenth through the mid-twelfth...

Mexican Rainforest Reveals Long-Hidden Maya City
2013-06-21 10:26:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of what could be a lost ancient Maya city in the rainforests of Mexico. The team said they discovered one of the largest sites registered in the Central Lowlands of this civilization sitting in the southeast of Campeche. They believe the city was the center of a vast region somewhere between 600 and 900 AD. Archaeologists had to drive down a 10-mile, four-wheel-drive-only road for two...

2013-05-29 20:22:04

Hansberry will replace William Bissett, who is retiring later this year BUFFALO, N.Y., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After completing a global search, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment today announced that E. Brian Hansberry, a 30-year-veteran of the casino gaming industry, has been selected as its new president. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130529/NY22783)(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110107/NY26567LOGO) Hansberry will replace William...

2013-05-21 23:16:06

Claims Manager® equips Choctaw Nation with a modernized claims management system to increase their effectiveness of managing claims for their multiple lines of businesses. Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 JDi Data Corporation announced today that the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma has selected Claims Manager® as its claims and risk management systems provider. Claims Manager® will equip Choctaw Nation with a modernized claims system to increase their effectiveness of managing...

2013-05-15 23:34:15

Program features ancestral pueblo pottery replication and experimental archaeology. Cortez, CO (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 The timeless beauty of ancestral Pueblo pottery reflects the skill and craftsmanship of an ancient people who thrived in the American Southwest for more than a thousand years. The ancestral Pueblo Indians began making pottery in the central Mesa Verde region–unpainted “gray ware”–between about A.D. 500 and 575. By the A.D. 900s, they were producing...

2013-05-15 12:29:32

TORONTO, May 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, Canada's leading media development organization, Journalists for Human Rights, launches the Northern Ontario Initiative, a project to increase Aboriginal Canadians' participation in local and national media. Working in remote Aboriginal communities over one year, the Northern Ontario Initiative, supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, and Accenture Canada, will provide mentorship and professional...

2013-05-09 23:35:51

Cherokee Nation Industries is furthering its relationship with industry leader Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. Catoosa, Oklahoma (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 Cherokee Nation Industries is furthering its relationship with industry leader Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. The tribal enterprise was recently honored as a 2013 Sikorsky Gold Supplier and awarded a $5.1 million contract to provide frame and instrument panel assembly for the S-300C helicopter. “Aerospace and defense manufacturing is a core industry in...

Digging Deep For Clues On The Origins Of The Maya Civilization
2013-04-26 05:57:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The origins of the Maya civilization remain something of a mystery to researchers, despite the fact it is well-known for elaborate temples, a sophisticated writing system, and mathematical and astronomical developments. A new study led by the University of Arizona (UA) suggests the origins of the civilization are more complex than previously thought, challenging the two prevailing theories. In the debate on the origins of the...

2013-04-05 08:21:35

HOUSTON, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aztec Oil & Gas, Inc. (OTCPink: AZGS) ("Aztec") announced today that its long time CFO, Larry Hornbrook, is retiring effective April 30, 2013. Mr. Hornbrook had previously informed Aztec that upon turning 65, in March of this year, he wished to retire, reduce his workload and spend his available time on his private CPA practice. Upon retirement, Mr. Hornbrook will be replaced by John Smith, CPA, a Senior Partner of Schmuck, Smith, Tees & Company,...

Ancient Puebloans Weren't Into Maize Craze As Much As Previously Believed
2013-04-03 08:38:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Perhaps the ancient Puebloans weren't as into the maize craze as scientists once thought. A new study from the University of Cincinnati led by Nikki Berkebile, a graduate student in anthropology in UC´s McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, explores the subsistence habits of Puebloans, also known as Anasazi, who lived on the southern rim of the Grand Canyon in the late 11th century. Ethnographic literature traditionally...


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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