Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Dandelion: Lawn Wars in Suburban America.

Jerry Anderson   August 16, 2016   Comments Off on The Dandelion: Lawn Wars in Suburban America.
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One of the items that settlers and colonists brought with them from Europe was a small, hearty and persistent plant whose leaves had jagged edges and reminded someone of the sharp teeth of a lion. In French, the words “tooth of the lion” are “dent de lion.” The English in America anglicized the phrase and made it into one word:… Read more »

Who began the practice of “scalping” in U.S. history?

Jerry Anderson   August 4, 2016   Comments Off on Who began the practice of “scalping” in U.S. history?
Scalping-Native american-torture

One of the myths of American history is that “scalping” was a vicious and brutal practice invented by Native Americans to terrorize early settlers. This is not true, because scalping predated by nearly 2000 years of world history the arrival of Europeans in the New World. Actually, it was an old EUROPEAN tradition brought to the New World and used… Read more »