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Piegan Camp, 1900 by Edward Curtis. Image courtesy University of Washington Digital Image Collection

The First Translated Version of Chief Seattle’s Speech on Preservation of Land

To begin, I’ll note that there is some dispute about the origins of Chief Seattle’s famous speech/letter about the preservation of land. As one (the most famous) story goes, Chief Seattle of Washington State’s Duwamish tribe sent a letter in 1854 to President Franklin Pierce — a plea to stop the selling of native land […]

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Drawing of President Lincoln arriving to his inaugural address

Presidential Inauguration: A Short History, Facts and Quotations

Let’s start this Monday by first saying, happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. For many, that means a day off from work. Coincidentally, it is also the second Inauguration welcoming President Barack Obama back to his second term in office – a grand spectacle for those of us with a day off to watch. Expand […]

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