Monthly Archives: November 2011

“They Were Not Buffalo”

As we move south, the next tribe in the area of the proposed Great Plains Trail is the Crow Nation.  Undoubtedly, its most famous member is its last chief – Plenty Coups.  There is a great book by Frank Linderman … Continue reading

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The Power Within the Sun

The next several posts in this blog will be a series involving a look at the Native American tribes that once flourished where the trail is now proposed to go.  The word “tribes” is a common term used to describe … Continue reading

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Out Past the 100th Meridian

Meridians are another name for lines of longitude.  The concept of longitude is fairly old and can be traced back to Eratosthenes in the 3rd century BC.  The measurement of longitude (particularly at sea) however is an entirely modern scientific … Continue reading

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Exclamation Points

The other day on the WordPress “front page,” called Freshly Pressed, I stumbled on a very nice photo which I recognized immediately to be from the Badlands in South Dakota (not the photo above).  I clicked on the blog to … Continue reading

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