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Buffalo and Eagle Wing & The American Indian Boarding School
Article by Joshua J. Mark

Buffalo and Eagle Wing & The American Indian Boarding School

Buffalo and Eagle Wing is a legend of the Plains Indians culture of North America, which is part origin myth and part cautionary tale on the importance of keeping one's promises. Although scholars agree on the general provenance of the tale...
Battle of Monmouth
Article by Harrison W. Mark

Battle of Monmouth

The Battle of Monmouth (28 June 1778), or the Battle of Monmouth Court House, was the last battle of the Philadelphia Campaign during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). After abandoning control of Philadelphia, the British army under...
The History of Japanese Green Tea
Article by Mark Cartwright

The History of Japanese Green Tea

The history of green tea in Japan goes back to the 8th century when it was a popular stimulant for meditating monks. In this article, we examine tea's origins and cultivation, how it became an integral part of Japanese culture, the symbolism...
Philadelphia Campaign
Article by Harrison W. Mark

Philadelphia Campaign

The Philadelphia Campaign (July 1777 to June 1778) was a major military operation during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783), in which a British army under Sir William Howe attempted to capture the revolutionary capital of Philadelphia...
The Bound Children
Article by Joshua J. Mark

The Bound Children

The Bound Children is a Sioux legend highlighting the importance of proper behavior, not only among family members but within one's community. The widow, who does not properly care for her children, is punished, along with those who support...
Wreck of the Batavia
Article by Kim Martins

Wreck of the Batavia

The Batavia was a Dutch East India Company ship that foundered on the coral reefs of the Houtman Albrolhos Islands, 60 kilometres (37 mi) off the coast of Western Australia, just before dawn on 4 June 1629. It was the flagship of a fleet...
Childhood in Ancient Rome
Article by Laura Kate C. McCormack

Childhood in Ancient Rome

Freeborn Roman children, ingenuiae, born of Roman citizen parents lived a life that was dictated by the level of society into which they were born; a day in the life of a child from the lower level of society and one from the more affluent...
How the Rabbit Lost His Tail
Article by Joshua J. Mark

How the Rabbit Lost His Tail

How the Rabbit Lost His Tail is a Sioux legend, part origin myth and part didactic tale, explaining why the rabbit looks as it does, why the owl is a night bird, and how one should treat a member of one’s family and also one’s community...
Black Elk on Crazy Horse
Article by Joshua J. Mark

Black Elk on Crazy Horse

Black Elk Speaks (1932) is the popular and controversial book of the narrative by the Oglala Lakota Sioux medicine man Black Elk (l. 1863-1950) on his life and people as given to the American poet and writer John G. Neihardt (l. 1881-1973...
Battles of Saratoga
Article by Harrison W. Mark

Battles of Saratoga

The Battles of Saratoga (19 September and 7 October 1777) marked the climactic end of the Saratoga Campaign during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). The battles, which resulted in the surrender of an entire British army, convinced...
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