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From Massachusetts Bay to Sutherland Springs, Solomon Batchelor Jackson….

So even when you think you are done, you are never done.  A recent contact from another Jackson descendant suggested that there was a link between our Texas Jacksons and some Massachusetts Jackson’s.  902 more words

Sutherland Springs

NEWS OF THE WORLD takes readers on the memorable journey of an old man and an Indian girl across a lawless Texas in 1870


News of the World

By Paulette Jiles

William Morrow: June 20, 2017
(originally published Oct. 4, 2016)

$15.99, 212 pages

Paulette Jiles’ latest book about Texas in the post-Civil War years, … 1,037 more words

Book Reviews

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Since the skirmish at Round Mountain in November, Unionist Creeks led by Chief Opothleyahola had withdrawn northeast into the Cherokee Nation to Chusto-Talasah (Bird Creek or Caving Banks), near Tulsey Town (present-day Tulsa, Oklahoma). 682 more words