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14 Franklin Pierce

14 Franklin Pierce

A staunch believer in the concept of Manifest Destiny and the acquisition of land, Franklin Pierce took office in 1853 with his eye on Alaska, Hawaii and Cuba. The 14th president of the United States, Pierce is credited with initiating the first discussions about purchasing Alaska, an arctic territory the...

A Yellowstone Father’s Day

One bright summer afternoon in 2001 my 7 year-old son and I were standing on an overlook taking in the awesome and powerful beauty of the Lower Yellowstone Falls located in the Yellowstone National Park. Prior to stopping we enjoyed the breathtaking scenery of the mountains, forests, animals, landscapes...

The life of Alvin M. Josephy Jr., authoritative interpreter of history

Alvin M. Josephy Jr., called an "iconic figure in American Indian history," distinguished award-winning journalist, World War II Marine Corps combat correspondent, magazine and book editor, pre-eminent historian on the American West and American Indians on whose behalf he was a tireless advocate (culminating with his role as the founding chairman for the Smithsonian National...

Noted historian deepened meaning of America

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Just as memory is an essential component of personality, history is crucial to the identity of a people. The late Alvin M. Josephy Jr., one of the most influential historians of his time, helped preserve the identities of the continent's Native peoples and opened a new direction for the culture. The...

Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho

The tribe canceled an early August weekend ceremony in commemoration of the Big Hole Battle of the Nez Perce War of 1877. Wilfred A. Scott, vice chairman of the tribal committee, said that after consulting with National Park Service officials, tribal leaders decided to cancel the memorial because fire...

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