Indomitable: Sitting Bull

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Sometime in the 1830s a Hunkpapa Lakota boy named Jumping Badger, nicknamed Slow, was born to Sitting Bull and Her-Holy-Door. As he grew, Slow was trained in the ways of a warrior and became an excellent huntsman. At 10-years-old he … Continue reading

On the Run: Geronimo

Geronimo (Courtesy Library of Congress)

In 1823 Goyahkla was born to Talishim and Juana in what is now the state of New Mexico. He had one sister and was the grandson of a chief.  The Chiricahua Apache infant would come to be known by his Mexican … Continue reading

Log Cabin President?: William Henry Harrison

William Henry Harrison Courtesy Library of Congress

William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States, made such a long inaugural speech it killed him. Or did it? Actually, contrary to what many of us have been taught, Harrison’s speech in the cold, rainy weather did not … Continue reading