Monthly Archives: December 2014

Wounded Knee – at 124

Having mentioned the 150th anniversary of Sand Creek Massacre, I’ll follow it up with a more timely (it happened today in history), less momentous (it happened 124 years ago), but equally awful anniversary: Wounded Knee. On December 29th, 1890, the … Continue reading

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Empire of the Summer Moon

Just finished reading an excellent book called Empire of the Summer Moon – Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History by S.C. Gwynne. From what is now extreme southeast Colorado … Continue reading

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Sand Creek at 150

Although I’m about three weeks late, I would be remiss if I did not take the time to mark an important anniversary in Great Plains history.  It has been 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre in what is now … Continue reading

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Grasses Gone Wild

Grasses Ok.  It’s time to turn away from state grasses.  Let me guess.  No one was riveted.  Admittedly, even I, who is the biggest fan of grass I know, found it hard to get excited about the botanical finer points, … Continue reading

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