Thomas Jefferson: The Father of American Archaeology

At a time when archaeology was entirely wrapped up in haphazard artifact collecting under the banner of antiquarianism, Thomas Jefferson blazed a trail that would contribute to the transformation of treasure hunting antiquarianism into the science of archaeology. Through his curiosity and subsequent research, Jefferson posited a hypothesis, applied methodical digging techniques, provided qualitative and […]

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The Ghost Dance: Rebellion and Revival

In the development years of the United States where American exploration lead to westward expansion the Native American tribes who once occupied various territories across North America were systematically culled and relocated to reservations often far from their native lands. Stripped of their liberties to roam and hunt freely, to practice their own culture and […]

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The Colorado Women’s Suffrage Movement

The Woman’s Suffrage Movement of the 19th century had a profound impact on not only the United States as a country, but the individual states themselves. It was a grassroots movement that would kindle changes to the political and domestic landscape by requiring the acknowledgement of a woman’s right to vote. When reviewing the history […]

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A Historic Vignette: The Stanley Hotel

I’ve had the pleasure of traveling all around Colorado since I first moved here just over a year ago, seeking out adventure and new experiences anywhere along the way. I’ve walked on the Great Sand Dunes beneath the mountain peaks, overlooked the cave dwellings in Mesa Verde, and explored the nooks and crannies of the […]

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Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire

Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire by Jason Goodwin My rating: 5 of 5 stars   I’ll start this by saying I’m going off the path by reviewing this book. I don’t read non-fiction recreationally. In fact, I was required to read this book for a class I am currently taking. […]

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