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August 25, 2016

Unit #31 / 412 - Effigy Mounds National Monument

A realization I'm having now that I'm a few months into this project is that the U.S. National Park Service shares a lot of Native American sites.

It makes sense, seeing as so much of the NPS is about nature, history and culture, and Native Americans cross-section that quite often.

But what's odd for me is that my state mandated K-12 education didn't...

August 13, 2016

Unit #28 / 412 - Pipestone National Monument

Westminster Abbey in London.

The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.

The Kaaba in Mecca.

Whether to Christians, Jews, Muslims, or all sorts of ethnicities and cultures, these landmarks stand as sacred places in the eyes of the world.

It would be unthinkable for anyone to deny access to, interfere with, or break down these icons.

Yet that's exactly what was done...

August 13, 2016

Unit #27 / 412 - Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

Do you know who Sakakawea is?

I bet you do. Or you've at least put her coin in a vending machine.

Popularly recognized as Sacajawea (sa-ka-juh-wee-uh), she is perhaps the most famous of Native American women (OK, so you got a Disney movie, Pocahontas).

Though she wasn't known for painting with the colors of the wind, she is credited...

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