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Can You Yada Yada History?

The TV show Seinfeld had a memorable episode called “The Yada Yada.”  In the episode, a number of conversations involved a story in which a part was described with the words “yada yada, yada.”   Usually that is used to skip over some unimportant parts to a story, but in this episode, it was used to cover up some other events–sexual encounters, shoplifting, and other things. 164 more words

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The History of the Butterfly, Part 140: New Image of an Old Painting

I ran across this painting the other day and it almost took my breath away.  It may look a little familiar.  I use a black and white reproduction of this painting taken from The Sac and Fox Indians by William T. 270 more words

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The History of the Butterfly, Part 138: Poweshiek was a Money Chief

The Sauk and Meskwaki, prior to the years of Indian Removal, had a fairly structured society. Political events were handled in a council, and a small number of individuals held significant positions within the council. 248 more words

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History of the Butterfly, Part 99: The Survivors and Keokuk

Black Hawk knew he was defeated and attempted to negotiate a surrender on May 13, 1832, in the event that later became known as “The Battle of Stillman’s Run.”  After that event came a series of skirmishes and battles as Black Hawk tried unsuccessfully to escape with his people, or to surrender.  543 more words

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History of the Butterfly, Part 81: Marston's Tally

Major Marston ‘s letter, included in the appendix of the Rev. Morse’s Report to the Secretary of War (Morse, 1822) included some comments on the seasonal cycles used by the Sauk and Meskwaki, and a tally of their trade goods and surpluses. 56 more words

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History of the Butterfly, Part 62: William Henry Harrison and the Treaty of 1804

William Henry Harrison was a product of privilege and ability.  His father signed the Declaration of Independence and was for a time the Governor of Virginia.  178 more words

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History of the Butterfly, Part 56: The Treaty of 1804.

The most significant thing that happened to Poweshiek had its origins in 1804.  That was either shortly before or shortly after Poweshiek was born (depending on which source you believe). 513 more words

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