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What Laura Ingalls can teach our children and us

I loved the Little House series when I was a girl, reading through the entire series of nine books at least twice. I also watched reruns of the long-running… 1,038 more words


Today's Pointless Anecdote - A Conversation Between a Gang Leader and His Probation Officer.

In my early 30s, I once found myself conducting interviews with the gang members in a small reservation community. There was only one road into this particular community. 1,163 more words

Native American Issues

The Chisolm Trail

Today in History, March 4: 1868 – Jesse Chisholm dies. The famous Chisholm Trail is named for Jesse. Most of us assume that Chisholm was a cattle baron that established the trail to take his cattle north. 114 more words

Today in Texas History - Jan 5

From the Annals of Depredations –  In 1865, a band of about 100 Indians raided a new settlement in Cooke County near the border with the Indian Territory. 26 more words

Today In Texas History

The Battle of Chustenahlah

December 26, 1861 – Confederate Texans and Native Americans defeated Unionists a second time this month in the Indian Territory.

Since the skirmish at Round Mountain in November, Unionist Creeks led by Chief Opothleyahola had withdrawn northeast into the Cherokee Nation to Chusto-Talasah (Bird Creek or Caving Banks), near Tulsey Town (present-day Tulsa, Oklahoma). 682 more words


The Battle of Ingalls

Approximately 54 miles west of Tulsa on highway 51 lies the ghost town of Ingalls. Ingalls was later changed to Signet in 1921 but that town also never really took off. 2,866 more words


A journey home through Texas

There are many moments in this small, enticing novel that showcase its excellence, with one that particularly stands out for me. It’s when a 10-year-old girl is perplexed by windows. 421 more words

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