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The Dawes Commission in Indian Territory

Today in History, April 28: 1897 – The Chickasaw and Choctaw tribes, two of the five civilized tribes, agree to relinquish communal control of their lands after being convinced to do so by the Dawes Commission. 108 more words

Choctaw Culture Graces Every Page of Picture Book About an Artist in the Making

When you know that every day some 86,000 people go online to study the Choctaw language, it makes it a little easier to understand why one of the best things about Sherri Maret’s new picture book The Cloud Artist may be that it can be read in both English and Choctaw. 484 more words

Museums of Jackson, Mississippi

In my past, museums have tended to draw me into a near-stupor.  Not the case on this trip.  We spent one afternoon visiting The Museum of Mississippi History and The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson.   396 more words

Jackson MS

In search of pie

During one of my appointments this past week, I had a patient positively rave about an amazing Amish bakery with fried pie. Being the fatty that I am, I knew I had to take a trip out to Clarita to get some. 434 more words


pass the popcorn...

…I prefer the Wolf nipple chips actually

PussyFoot is in training as CouchSurfer and learning how they do those twists and twizzles… watching ballet on ice… What’s a Choctaw?


Rules for Researching (learned on the fly) -The Long March, part 2

Here are some of the rules I worked out about writing a book set in another time, place or culture when I was working on… 1,315 more words

Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

Researching The Long March - part 1

The Dallas gas station was deserted. It was dark and I was too tired from travelling to register anything unusual. Gary filled up the tank and walked inside the shop to pay, but almost immediately hurried back to the car.  1,673 more words

Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick