Monthly Archives: July 2013

First Footprints: Episode 3: The Great Flood 18,000 to 5,000 Years Ago

Aboriginal people have lived in Australia for over 50,000 years, and none of that time has been easy. These people survived the longest drought in human history.  Next, with warming, they would face flooding, worse flooding than they could imagine.  The … Continue reading

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Papagoes Indians of Arizona

In 1871, a document titled “Resources of Arizona Territory with a Description of the Indian Tribes; Ancient Ruins, Cochise, Apache Chief; Antonio, Pima Chief; Stage and Wagon Roads; Trade and Commerce, Etc.” was published by the authority of the Legislature.  … Continue reading

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First Footprints: The Great Drought 30,000 to 15,000 Years Ago

FIRST FOOTPRINTS: Episode 02 “The Great Drought 30,000 to 15,000 years ago” In part 2 of this series, we start with Australian cave drawings of the marsupial lion – a huge predator supposedly extinct for more than 40,000 years, shown above, and … Continue reading

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Fort San Juan – Joara – Xuala- The Berry Site

All of these are names for the same place, the primary fort built by Juan Pardo during his 1566-1567 foray into heartland America, near present day Morgantown, NC, in Burke County.  But in case you thought he was the first, … Continue reading

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Yuma and Mohave Indians of Arizona

Painting above: Yumas. In: “United States and Mexican Boundary Survey. Report of William H. Emory…” Washington. 1857. Volume I. In 1871, a document titled “Resources of Arizona Territory with a Description of the Indian Tribes; Ancient Ruins, Cochise, Apache Chief; … Continue reading

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Pima and Maricopa Indians of Arizona

In 1871, a document titled “Resources of Arizona Territory with a Description of the Indian Tribes; Ancient Ruins, Cochise, Apache Chief; Antonio, Pima Chief; Stage and Wagon Roads; Trade and Commerce, Etc.” was published by the authority of the Legislature. … Continue reading

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Baptiste Bahylle, Pawnee Chief

The ancestral homeland of the Pawnee is Kansas and Nebraska on the Platte River and the Republican Fork of the Kansas River.  However, one branch of the Pawnee, the Skidis, removed to Indian Territory in 1875.  Their chief was Baptiste … Continue reading

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