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Fifth column History is a blog dedicated to the discussion of all things from the past that includes books, movies, TV shows, war games and historical debates.   68 more words

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Strange Coincidences

Last summer, I became acquainted with a young man named Jim Warren Kilburn. In various notes here and there, we discovered we both had Indiana roots and others would see our notes and join in. 224 more words

Miscellaneous Memories

Memories and Written Records

(Note:  This entry is from years ago, but is transcribed as originally written. I find it interesting that she comments on different people having different memories of the same events, because her memories of those letters and my reaction to them are very different from my point of view!) 552 more words

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Off-Reservation Histories: Native Peoples of Western Oregon

Once the tribes were placed at the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation the Indian agents worked to keep everyone there. It was thought that the reservations would keep the Indians and Whites separate and thus avoid conflicts. 2,594 more words

Round-up and Removal of Indians in 2013: Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana, USA

In an apparent repeat of history, at least 31 Native people from Wolf Point, Montana, were rounded-up, arrested and removed to the town of Poplar, the apparent contemporary town site of the original Indian Agency of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. 1,686 more words

Caltrops and wooden stakes at Hastings?

With King Harold having seen the elite Norman cavalry in battle during his continental visit on the Breton campaign of 1064 alongside William’s army, did the battle-experienced earl prepare anti-cavalry traps in front of the English line at Hastings? 187 more words

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After the Battle of Stamford Bridge, 1066...

After the bloodbath at Stamford Bridge- what would you do in Harold’s shoes…

Should you send messengers to those loyal Welsh princes (brothers Bleððyn and… 857 more words

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