Saturday, May 10, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
In lieu of a comment left on one of my posts, I have created a new poll. The question is: What Color Is Easier For You to Read? Your choices are:
- Dark Shades: Red, Blue, Green
- Normal Red, Blue, Green
- Any color
You have a week to vote, and you can only choose one answer. I appreciate any help. I want to make sure that everyone is able to read what I post. Any suggestions are always welcome. Thanks!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
- A World War Two Veteran Passes Away In Hotel, Leaving Over Two Hundred Grand in Cash.
- Bone Fragments of Czar Nicholas II's Two Missing Children Found. (Also see Shelly and John's reactions.)
- GINA Bill Passed.
I think that is the rest of the news relating to genealogy or history. If I have forgotten an article, please let me know. Thanks.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
The first book I chose to read was Blood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nations by Charles Wilkinson (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2005). The book is 383 pages long, excluding the end notes, index and bibliography, and probably falls into the category of Native American Studies or recent U. S. History. (The back of the cover lists it as a cultural studies/Native American studies.) Anyhow, the book deals with the experiences of Native American tribes over the past fifty years or so, and how the Native Americans were able to strengthen their tribes and culture over this time period. In addition to explaining events that occurred in the last half-century, the author gives background history on the struggles that Native Americans have had over the past several centuries. The book as covers the different policies that the Department of Interior and U. S. government had implemented to deal with Native Americans, especially to get Native Americans to assimilate into American society.
Overall, I thought the book was quite interesting. I did learn quite a bit about the past several decades about the history of the movement for Indian rights, and I also learned more about the policies that the U. S. government had enacted to deal with the Indians. I chose to read this book as I did not know very much about Native American history nor very much about the policies that the U. S. government created. Since Native Americans are only briefly mentioned in most U. S. history textbooks, I wanted to learn more about the role that Native Americans played in U. S. history and about how the Native Americans were treated. In all, I think this is a good book for someone to read if he or she is interested in learning more about Native American history.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
- A very sad and tragic story about the death of a U. S. Civil War collector.
- DNA testing of the bodies buried in Friedrich Schiller's Grave.
I didn't notice any other news related to genealogy or history, but if I missed any articles, you are more than welcome to leave me a comment with a link to a story. Thanks!