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By Leeanne RootArchaeology can tell us many things, there are many it can’t. Here are a few things we know and don’t about the indigenous people who built the Native American mounds at Crystal River.
By Leeanne RootCity Parks Foundation presents a night of aboriginal music in New York City’s Central Park with Iskwé, A Tribe Called Red and Buffy Sainte-Marie.
By Leeanne RootYakama Nation youth brave Willamette Falls on the Columbia River to complete lamprey harvest and bring one of the first foods to their communities.
By Leeanne RootNative Fashion Now exhibit makes last stop in New York City, features Bethany Yellowtail, Lloyd “Kiva” New, Virgil Ortiz, Patricia Michaels, and Louie Gong.
By Leeanne RootTribal leaders discuss strengthening sovereignty by providing a united front to the new administration; may have an ally in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
By Leeanne RootBy all accounts, the Battle of Oriskany was a bloodbath. On August 6, 1777, Gen. Nicholas Herkimer of the Continental Army unwittingly led an untrained mi- litia of 800 patriots, mainly farmers, into an ambush. They were headed to Fort Stanwix in what is now Rome, New York to forces...
By Leeanne RootTelling the pivotal story of the Oneida Indian Nation in the Revolutionary War in six immersive, interactive minutes at the new Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia was a tall order. And so museum personnel turned to New York City-based ATTA, Inc. to create lifelike representations—“lifecasts”—of six Oneida...
By Leeanne RootThe American Revolution lasted eight years, from 1775 to 1783. It took about twice that long to conceive and build the Museum of the American Revolution. But now the $120 million, 118,000-square- foot museum, which opened on April 19 in Philadelphia, is a reality. Much of the credit goes the...