What’s New

Teihiihan – The Little Cannibals of the Plains – Dreaded figures in the lore of the Plains Indians were the Teihiihan who were cannibal dwarves that were incredibly strong, aggressive, and bloodthirsty

A Giant in Wheeling, West Virginia

Giants in West Virginia – In many of the ancient burial mounds of West Virginia, a number of “giants” have been found, as well as other places in the state.

Duhare – Irish “Indians” in South Carolina? – Living near the Chicora people in South Carolina and Georgia, was the Duhare tribe who were predecessors of the Creek Indian tribe.

The Adena Culture of the Northeast – From the years of about 1000 B.C. to about 1 A.D. the Adena people were a group of well-organized societies that lived in the northeast United States.

Specter Moose of Maine – In 1891, an extremely large white moose was first seen in Maine by a hunting guide who was working around Lobster Lake. Numerous reports would follow.

October Newsletter – Fall is in the air as we get into the ‘spirit’ of the season.

Changing Skinwalker

Navajo Skinwalkers – Witches of the Southwest – In the Navajo culture, a skinwalker is a type of harmful witch who has the ability to turn into, possess, or disguise themselves as an animal.

Skinwalker Ranch of Uintah County, Utah – Located in the Uintah Basin in northeast Utah, the Skinwalker Ranch, also known as Sherman Ranch and the UFO Ranch, is filled with myths and mysteries.

The Queen Mary: A Haunting Like No Other – Author Paula Bates explores the haunting, and only officially sanctioned paranormal investigation, of the famous Queen Mary Ocean Liner.

Famous Female Shooters of the Wild West – There were many famous women who staked their claim and helped write the history of the wild west. Here are just three of them. (Submitted by Concealment Express)

The Most Prolific Gunslingers of the Wild West – The names of Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid and Wild Bill Hickok were once revered like contemporary sports stars, but their business was oftentimes deadly (submitted by Concealment Express)

The Thunderbird of Native Americans – The Thunderbird is a widespread figure in Native American mythology that was a huge supernatural bird that protected humans from evil spirits.

The Bloody Feud of the Hatfields and McCoys – Having its roots in the Civil War, the feud between the Hatfield and McCoy families took place in the Appalachian Mountains along the West Virginia-Kentucky

Ezra Meeker and a converted Model A Ford which we planned to use for his 1928 trip before his death.

Ezra Meeker – Oregon Trail Pioneer – Ezra Meeker was a pioneer who first traveled the Oregon Trail by ox-drawn wagon as a young man in 1852. Fifty years later he would make the trip again to preserve its history.

Harper, Utah – Harper, Utah is a former stage station and ranching town located at the intersection of Argyle and Nine Mile Canyons. Today it is a ghost town.

Clear Creek, Utah Mining Camp – Clear Creek, Utah was founded in the 1870s as a logging camp but later became a coal mining camp.

Castillo San Marcos Outer Wall by Kathy Weiser

Castillo San Marcos Outer Wall by Kathy Weiser-Alexander

Florida Forts and Presidios – We’ve expanded to cover more of Florida’s numerous Forts and Presidios through history. These are only a handful of what we cover.

Fort Basinger, Florida – Ghost Town on the Kissimmee River – Fort Basinger was both an Army post and a town in Highlands County, Florida. Both are gone today, with the exception of a single historic homestead.

Relics of Ford Dade on Egmont Key, Florida – Fort Dade on Egmont Key in the mouth of Tampa Bay, Florida was established in 1898 during the Spanish American War.

Fort Foster, Florida – Fort Foster was a U.S. Army post established in present-day Hillsborough County, Florida in 1836 during the Second Seminole War.

Fort Gadsden, Florida – Built on Prospect Bluff, a prominent bank overlooking the Apalachicola River, this was the site of British Fort, Negro Fort, and Fort Gadsden.

Fort King, Florida – Fort King, Florida located in present-day Ocala, was an important military outpost during the removal of the Florida Indians.

Fort McRee, Florida – Fort McRee, Florida was one of three major installations constructed by the United States to strengthen defenses at Pensacola Bay following the War of 1812

These are just a handful of the articles added for Florida Forts. For a list with links to articles, see Florida Forts and Presidios

America’s Haunted Hospitals Will Make You Shiver – by Anna Hicks – While tales of haunted houses, hotels, and even schools throughout America are enough to make you shiver, it’s the tales of the haunted hospitals and asylums that are downright terrifying.

Cracker Cowboys of Florida – The chief tool of the Florida cowboy in the 18th century was a strong whip, and when he cracked it to herd the cattle along it sounded like a gunshot.

Shasta Chief Kimolly, late 1880s

The Shasta Indians – The Shasta Indians were a group of small tribes or divisions forming the Shastan linguistic family of northern California and southwestern Oregon.

The Sac and Fox Tribe – The historic Sac and Fox were once two separate tribes who were both Algonquian tribes whose earliest known location was on the Michigan peninsula.

Chinook Men by George Catlin

Salishan People of the Pacific Northwest – The Salishan people share a group of languages of the Indians of the Pacific Northwest, comprised of 23 different dialects spoken by various tribes.

Siouan Language Group of Native Americans – Siouan refers to a language group of Native American tribes. The Indians of the Siouan stock mostly occupied the central portion of the continent.

Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma – The Absentee are a division of the Shawnee tribe who are one of three federally recognized Shawnee tribes in Oklahoma.

Ottawa Indian Tribe – The Ottawa, also known as the Odawa, are Algonquian-speaking tribe who lived on the East Coast and migrated into Michigan, Ohio and southern Canada.

The Potawatomi Tribe – The Potawatomi are an Algonquian Native American people of the Great Plains, upper Mississippi River, and western Great Lakes region.

Lenape Encampment

Lenape-Delaware Tribe – The Lenape or Delaware tribe, also called the Lenni Lenape, are of the Algonquin family, and first lived New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York.

Wyandot-Huron Tribe – The Wyandot or Huron are an Iroquoian-speaking people made up of a number of bands, living in Canada, Ohio, and Michigan.

The Dutch Colony of New Netherland – New Netherland was a 17th-century colony of the Dutch Republic that was located on the northeast coast of North America.

Iroquois Woman

The Powerful Iroquois Confederacy of the Northeast – The Iroquois or Haudenosaunee were a powerful northeast Native American confederacy who lived primarily in Ontario, Canada and upstate New York.

Catawba Tribe of South Carolina – The Catawba, also known as Issa, Essa or Iswa, have lived along the Catawba River for thousands of years, in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

The Ho-Chunk or Winnebago of Wisconsin – The Ho-Chunk, also known as the Winnebago, are a Native American people whose historic territory included parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa & Illinois.

Illinois Indians

Illinois Tribe of the Mississippi River Valley – The Illinois Confederation, aka the Illiniwek or Illini, was a group of 12–13 Native American tribes who lived in the Mississippi River Valley.

Wabanaki Confederacy – The Wabanaki Confederacy consisted of several northeastern tribal nations including the Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy, Abenaki, and Penobscot.

The Pennacook Tribe of New England – The Pennacook tribe were an Algonquian-speaking tribe that were closely related to the Abenaki. Their home was in New England.

Fort Western, Augusta, Maine by Carol Highsmith

Fort Western, Maine on the Kennebec River – Fort Western, located in Augusta, Maine is a former British colonial outpost that was built at the beginning of the French and Indian War in 1754.

Kennebec Tribe of Maine – The Kennebec Tribe, also known as Norridgewock and Kennebis, were an early Abenaki band who lived in the Kennebec Valley of Maine.

4 thoughts on “What’s New”

  1. I am trying to find out more about the stage lines in Arizona (specifically linking from Phoenix to Flagstaff, Prescott, and those mining towns west (Bumble Bee, Jerome, etc.) I’m writing about the reason folks originally ‘camped’ there and why folks still live there. These sites were stage stops… and some are either ghost towns or simply gone.

    The more ‘famous’ stage lines are well known (Butterfield) but I’m only interested in the above for now.

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