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2013-11-05 23:24:21

CNT Supporting Research on the Health of Our Nation’s Forests Catoosa, OK (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Cherokee Nation Technologies, a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses, was selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support research on the health of our nation’s forests. CNT is providing technical support services to the Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team throughout the five-year agreement. “Cherokee Nation and its entities have a long history of providing successful...

2013-10-31 23:39:07

NEH Workshop Explores Pueblo Indian History at Mesa Verde National Park Cortez, Colo. (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center announced today that it will offer a new National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for School Teachers. Entitled “Mesa Verde National Park: Convergences and Crossroads in the American Southwest,” the workshop explores significant subjects in American anthropology such as the importance...

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...

2013-08-30 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...


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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