Red Cloud

Today I wanted to talk about Red Cloud (not red clouds). Red Cloud was a great Sioux warrior and a leader of his people during the Red Clouds War. December 10th marks the anniversary of his death. Announcements of Red Cloud's death and recognition of his achievements were printed in major newspapers across the U.S.... Continue Reading →

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Why we should care about climate change

We are the first generation to feel the effects of climate change and the last to be able to stop them. If we don't do something now,  the province of Quebec will be submerged under water by the end of the century if nothing is done to prevent the global temperature of the planet from... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving isn’t what you think it is

Thanksgiving isn't what you think it is — so why does the country keep forgetting? This text doesn't come from a place of anger or to place blame on anyone. It comes from a place of knowledge, understanding and a refusal to be erased from history. We shouldn't be afraid to talk about the real history... Continue Reading →

Tecumseh

Tecumseh (1768 - 1813) - was a respected Native American Shawnee warrior and chief, who became the primary leader of a large confederacy in the early 19th century. Tecumseh was among the most celebrated leaders in history. He was known as a strong and eloquent orator who was able to get tribes unite under one... Continue Reading →

Wild animals are fascinating

Wild animals are fascinating. Here are a few interesting facts that you may not be aware of: Inbreeding tigers to make them white has left the animals with serious health problems. Baby elephants suck on their trunk the same way kids suck on their thumbs. It comforts them. Adult elephants can die of a broken... Continue Reading →

Pocahontas wasn’t a Disney Princess

Pocahontas (1595 - 1617) - She was made famous by the Disney movie about her interactions with the early American settlers of Jamestown, Virginia. Her marriage, in 1614, to settler John Rolfe was the first interracial marriage in American history. First of all, Pocahontas was a nickname which meant “playful one” or “ill-behaved child”. Her... Continue Reading →

Who was Crazy Horse?

Crazy Horse (1840 - 1877) - He was a great Sioux warrior and a leader in the Great Sioux War of 1876. Crazy Horse's participation in several famous battles of the American Indian Wars on the northern Great Plains earned him great respect from both his enemies and his own people. Crazy Horse ranks among... Continue Reading →

Rosalind Franklin

Men have been taking credit for women's ideas since the beginning of time. Rosalind Franklin discovered the double-helix model for DNA. James Watson and Francis Crick went on to win a Nobel Prize for DNA research that included Rosalind's discovery. She never received credit. Women are amazing and a lot of times the true back... Continue Reading →

Bastille Day – The French National Holiday

Today, we join with France in celebrating Bastille Day to commemorate the Storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, sparked the French Revolution that led to the establishment of democracy in that nation. The Bastille was a medieval fortress-prison in Paris which held a large cache of ammunition and gunpowder. It also held political prisoners whose... Continue Reading →

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