The site is completely surrounded by one long enclosure mound. Approximately 32 miles northeast of Cincinnati, Ohio, lies the Fort Ancient Mound Builder site. Though abandoned as a permanent settlement prior to European contact, Fort Ancient is considered a sacred space by many Native Americans. Fort Ancient people observed important lunar events. At the gateway,Continue reading “Fort Ancient”
Dated to 80 AD-550 AD, the Middle Woodland Indians used this area continuously for nearly 500 years. The structures built here are similar to the structures built in Ohio among the Hopewell People. It is believed that Old Stone Fort was a sacred site but no evidence has been found to connect it with funeraryContinue reading “Old Stone Fort is Hopewell Culture in Tennessee”
Recreated Temple mound at Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, rising 17′ tall and 223′ x 178′ at the base, the mound was the center of all village activities.
This monument at the Big Horn Battlefield in Montana is to commemorate the Native American way of life that was uprooted and destroyed by European peoples immigrating from Europe in the 1800’s. The scattering of the Native Americans were foretold by their ancient forefathers – they would be “scattered before the Gentiles and smitten.” Yet,Continue reading “Promised Land”
I found a display of Native American Birdstones in the Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming. These particular birds are dated much earlier than the pipe in Mira & Jax and the Mound Builders. These birds piques the imagination of what Jax’s bird pipe may have looked like.
No matter who you are or where you live, you are a part of society and, as such, you are subject to society’s influences. The people who raise you, teach you, and entertain you will have an effect on your personal values. As mindful individuals, we need to be aware of the influences that shapeContinue reading “Influence”
With a quick flick of his wrist, Gavin grabbed for my hat exposing my newly shaved head. “You cut it off!” He exclaimed, shock all over his face. “I can’t believe it! You followed that old toad.” “Ms. Ann is not a toad,” I said, defending her. Gavin had a nickname for all of ourContinue reading “Teacher’s Influence (4 of 4)”
I scooted past Ms. Ann and Clark/Celeste talking in the classroom doorway. “This is really quite beautiful lace, Celeste. Where did you find your gown?” Ms. Ann asked. “Downtown threads,” Clark/Celeste answered, pushing their hair back with black-painted fingers. Clark had decided to try out a feminine persona sometime around Thanksgiving. He made a strikingContinue reading “Teacher’s Influence (part 3 of 4)”
The principal and Ms. Ann met with Brooke’s parents, but no one knows what came of it. All I know is that Brooke transferred out and Ms. Ann was still here. “These are bold, confident strokes!” Ms Ann said, coming up behind me with a smile. “It looks very good, Eugenia.” Suddenly her expression turned thoughtful.Continue reading “Teacher’s Influence (2 of 4)”
The following is a 4 part short story designed to demonstrate the influences a young, impressionable girl may feel in an art magnet class in her hometown. Taking a step back from the easel, I reviewed my work. Something was still not right. This artistic challenge was proving to be tricky! The assignment called forContinue reading “Teacher’s Influence I”