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46th Annual Nation Championship Indian Pow Wow, Grand Prairie, Part II

September 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Welcome back, Gentle Reader! Last entry, I introduced you to the 46th Annual Nation Championship Indian Pow Wow, which was so splendiferous that I actually visited it on two consecutive days (September 6-7).  Now, an event this big isn’t something you can easily review in a single entry, and so I didn’t even try. In […]

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46th Annual National Championship Indian Pow Wow, Grand Prairie

September 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

First of all, folks, allow me to assure you that I haven’t fallen off the face of the Earth. I’ve been going places and seeing things and taking photos, all for your sake (it’s a hard life!), and now I’ve got several blog entries waiting and eager to be written. I’ve also been working on […]

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The Freedman’s Memorial, Dallas: Part II

March 12th, 2008 · 3 Comments

When last I left you, Gentle Reader, I was poised to describe the Freedman’s Memorial in Dallas, which is located at the former site of the old Freedman’s Cemetery. That cemetery was a local institution from 1869 until the 1930s, when it was largely wiped out by road construction. Its location (what’s left of it) […]

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Freedman’s Memorial, Dallas: Part I

March 9th, 2008 · 4 Comments

In the 1930s, the good city fathers of Dallas, all of whom were white as the driven snow, decided that those newfangled horseless carriages that were getting so popular needed a better way to get from south to north and vice versa than the surface roads they already had. This was right around the time […]

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The Dallas Archeological Society

November 29th, 2007 · No Comments

  If you’re ever in the DFW metroplex and find yourself with a hankering for learning about — or even doing — some archeology, you’re in luck. Not only do we have some excellent museums you can visit to learn about the culture history of the region, we also have the venerable Dallas Archeological Society […]

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A Quick ‘n Dirty Guide to D/FW Archeology

September 27th, 2007 · 3 Comments

  Today, my adoring public, I’m going to talk about something near and dear to my heart: North Texas archeology. I’m not quite an expert, but I worked in the area for nigh on ten years back when I dug holes and played in the dirt for a living. The Dallas/Fort Worth area has yielded […]

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Introduction to Archeology

September 3rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

  As you may recall, until a few years ago I worked as a professional archeologist. No, really. I even have the hard-earned papers to prove it. I worked in the field for more than a decade, and I still consider myself to be an archeologist; but given the fiscal and physical realities of the […]

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