What’s New

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.

The Abenaki People – Fighting the English – The Abenaki ,an Algonquian-speaking people, were a linguistic and geographic grouping, rather than a single tribe. The lived in New England and Canada.

The Kaskaskia Tribe of Illinois – The Kaskaskia were a tribe of the Illiniwek Confederation and made their home was along the Illinois River near present-day Utica, Illinois.

Haunted Historic Sites in Savannah, Georgia You Must Visit –  Savannah has long been considered to be one of the most haunted in the U.S. Here are some historic places with a ghostly past. Contributor Anna Hicks explores.

Kennebunks, Maine Map by by Steve Hrehovik, courtesy Kennebunks Chamber of Commerce

The Kennebunks of Maine – History Along the Southern Coast – The Kennebunks, comprised of Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Arundel are located on the southern coast of Maine and are rich in history.

Durango, Colorado – Railroad Town of the Southwest – Durango, Colorado, located along the Million Dollar Highway, is the county seat La Plata County and the most populous town in southwest Colorado.

September Newsletter – The latest from our world, including more from our Colorado adventure, more Colorado, Native American Ceremonies, historic text, specials and more.


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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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