Corps of Discovery on the Missouri River

We love paddling. From rowing our dinghy Fever in the Bahamas to kayaking in our inflatable, Pirogue Bleue, we’ve paddled a lot. We’ve even paddled against the current of the Missouri River… for about ten minutes. We got tired of it quickly. The Corps of Discovery rowed upstream almost the whole length of the Missouri. …read more

The Battle of Greasy Grass

July 10, 2020. The two Cheyenne women, relatives of Moh-na-se-tah, said that Custer should have listened better to Medicine Arrows. The Cheyenne considered Moh-na-se-tah to be Custer’s wife. She was the daughter of chief Little Rock until the battle (arguably a massacre) at Washita in the Oklahoma territory eight years before. Her parents had been …read more

Buffalo Soldiers

February 2 – 15, 2019. In a prior post, I wondered why a canyon in Texas would be named after a Florida Indian tribe. Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site was named after the Seminole, the only tribe never to surrender to the U.S. government. But this canyon is named for a specific group …read more

Texas Gulf Coast Museums

January 3 – January 24, 2020 I had planned a lazy trip down the Gulf Coast beach hopping, soaking up the sun, and stalking wildlife with a camera and binoculars. But my museum eye started wandering slightly inland and we took a few breaks from the sand and surf to learn some new things and …read more

Manzanar

April 7, 2018. Sixteen-year-old Gordon took his saxophone and walked home from the dance at the cafeteria. It had been another big night for the band. The crowd especially enjoyed the Jive Bombers’ rendition of hit song “Don’t Fence Me In”. The dance had been a release from the tension built up by “the survey”. …read more