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TWO STORMS THAT CHANGED THE LIFE OF CHARLES FLETCHER LUMMIS

  Two major storms in different parts of the United States changed the mindset of Writer and Activist for Native Americans Charles Fletcher Lummis. The First Storm On February 4, 1884, a heavy rain began to fall on Chillicothe, Ohio, where Charles Fletcher Lummis lived and worked as an editor of the weekly newspaper, the Chillicothe Leader.  Continue Reading »

THE REVOLT THAT CHANGED THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST

The invaders had been brutal. They turned the population into slaves. Those who weren’t slaves were taxed on anything of value. When there were objections, they chopped off the right foot of every man over 15. Worst of all, they trashed the fundamental religious beliefs ingrained in each person and forced the natives to worship  Continue Reading »

GLOBAL WARMING, GLACIERS AND JOHN MUIR

  Global warming was not on the mind of George Vancouver as he explored the coast of southwest Alaska in 1794. Having sailed from the balmy coast of Maui, Hawaii, to the frozen Northwest, any kind of warming would be welcome. While Vancouver couldn’t imagine global warming, he saw, measured and mapped the cold.  He  Continue Reading »