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Celebrating Our Southwest Heritage

A talk with Khristaan Villela

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January 2020

Neighbors North And South

Refugees from the Mexican Revolution in the 1910s head for Marfa, Texas.

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January 2020

A New Conflict Threatened The US And Mexico's Relationship

More than 60 years after the United States and Mexico fought their last battle over land, a new conflict threatened the two countries’ relationship.

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January 2020

The Final Piece

The dark green color in the map depicts the land that was the Gadsden Purchase.

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January 2020

Alta California Becomes A State

This 1750 map captures the Spanish belief—based on the Baja Peninsula—that California was an island.

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January 2020

From Tejas To Texas

The republic of Mexico—newly independent from Spain—faced some big problems in the early 1820s.

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January 2020

The Rise of New Spain

Within a couple of years of arriving in Mexico, Hernán Cortés conquered the Aztec Empire.

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January 2020

Rethinking A Holiday

Columbus Day has been an official U.S. holiday since 1937. But some people question the idea of celebrating Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the “New World.”

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January 2020

The Promise Of Gold And A Sea Route To India

The promise of gold and a sea route to India.

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January 2020

Getting Started

Did you know that the Spanish arrived in North America more than 100 years before the English settled their first colonies in Virginia and Massachusetts?

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January 2020

A Democratic Influence

Look on the back of a one-dollar bill, and you will find the Great Seal of the United States.

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November/December 2019

Keeping The Culture Alive

A Talk with Mike Tarbell

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November/December 2019

Friends And Enemies In Times Of War

Long before the first European settlers arrived in North America, the Haudenosaunee formed their confederacy. Joining together allowed them to establish themselves as a dominant native force.

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November/December 2019

Meet The Haudenosaunee

Thousands of years ago, five distinct Native American nations—the Mohawks, the Oneidas, the Onondagas, the Cayugas, and the Senecas engaged in constant war with one another.

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November/December 2019

The Peacemaker Story

Most historians say that the Haudenosaunee Confederacy came together during the 15th century.

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November/December 2019

To Savannah And The Sea

To Savannah And The Sea

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January 2018

Mr. Lincoln's Reelection

Mr. Lincoln's Reelection

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January 2018

Cump Sherman Finds His Way

Of the 11 children in the Sherman family, red-haired Cump was the studious one. He read books and studied mathematics and Latin, while his younger brother John got into fistfights.

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January 2018

The Story Of The Essex

“HERE HE IS—HE IS MAKING FOR US AGAIN!” 

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September 2017

Slang From The Sea

Have you ever felt startled or “taken aback” about the turn of certain events? Or have you ever gone from feeling great to feeling disappointment when someone or something “took the wind out of your sails”? Those phrases are examples of sailing-related sayings.

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September 2017

Riches Of The Ocean

For hundreds of years, whales were one of the riches of the ocean. Commercial whaling was viewed as an important and admirable occupation because the main industry it supported—supplying oil for light—was invaluable in a time before electricity or natural gas were introduced. 

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September 2017

Picture The Age Of Whaling

A typical whaling voyage lasted several years, and several months might pass out on the ocean between whale sightings.

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September 2017

Parts

People used different parts of the whale in their daily lives in the 1800s.

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September 2017

On Behalf Of Whales

Meet WDC’s Regina Asmutis-silvia

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September 2017

Meet The Crew

New England whaling crews were made up of a diverse community of men.

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September 2017

Harpooned!

A 19th-century whaler sailed the ocean alone, set apart from the rest of the world.

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September 2017

A Variety Of Whales

Whales are members of a scientific order known as Cetacea. Cetaceans are found in every ocean and consist of two main suborders: baleen whales (or Mysticeti) and toothed whales (Odontoceti), which also include dolphins and porpoises.

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September 2017

What The Camera Captured - Outdoors

William Parralla, 7 years old, newsboy, 313 Second St., SW, Washington, D.C. Newsboy without a badge who tried to “short change” me when he sold me a paper. “He can rustle de poipers,” another boy said. April 1912.

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July/August 2017

What The Camera Captured - Indoors

The photographs on the following pages are part of the collection of the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) and are attributed to Lewis W. Hine.

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July/August 2017

It's The Law

By 1910, about 2 million children under the age of 15 worked in industry, according to National Archives and Records Administration data.

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July/August 2017

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