Native American & Pioneer Sites of Upstate New York

Native American & Pioneer Sites of Upstate New York

Author: Lorna MacDonald Czarnota

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625847768

Category: Photography

Page: 176

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Prior to the Revolutionary War, everything west of Albany was wilderness. Safer travel and the promise of land opened this frontier. The interaction between European settlers and Native Americans transformed New York, and the paths they walked still bear the footprints of their experiences, like the shrine to Kateri Tekakwitha in Fonda. Industry and invention flourished along these routes, as peace sparked imagination, allowing for art and the freedom to explore new ideologies, some inspired by Native American culture. The Latter Rain Movement took hold in the heart of the Burned-Over District. Utopian communities and playgrounds for the wealthy appeared and vanished; all that remains of the Oneida Community is its Mansion House. Follow New York's westward trails--the Erie Canal and Routes 5 and 20--that opened the west to the United States, beginning in Albany and moving westward to Buffalo.

Native American & Pioneer Sites of Upstate New York

Native American & Pioneer Sites of Upstate New York

Author: Lorna Czarnota

Publisher: History Press Library Editions

ISBN: 1540209393

Category: History

Page: 178

View: 619

Prior to the Revolutionary War, everything west of Albany was wilderness. Safer travel and the promise of land opened this frontier. The interaction between European settlers and Native Americans transformed New York, and the paths they walked still bear the footprints of their experiences, like the shrine to Kateri Tekakwitha in Fonda. Industry and invention flourished along these routes, as peace sparked imagination, allowing for art and the freedom to explore new ideologies, some inspired by Native American culture. The Latter Rain Movement took hold in the heart of the Burned-Over District. Utopian communities and playgrounds for the wealthy appeared and vanished; all that remains of the Oneida Community is its Mansion House. Follow New York's westward trails--the Erie Canal and Routes 5 and 20--that opened the west to the United States, beginning in Albany and moving westward to Buffalo.

Complete Homeschool Social Science

Complete Homeschool Social Science

Author: Terri Raymond

Publisher: HomeSchool Brew Press

ISBN: 9781629174372

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 500

View: 642

This book is a collection of Home School Brews bestselling social science series. It covers grades 1 to 6. Each book may also be purchased separately.

Fun with the Family Upstate New York

Fun with the Family Upstate New York

Author: Mary Lynn Blanks

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762765539

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 631

Written by a parent, for parents, this opinionated, personal, and easy-to-use guide has hundreds of ideas to keep the kids entertained for an hour, a day, or a weekend! Fun with the Family Upstate New York leads the way to amusement parks, historical attractions, children’s museums, wildlife habitats, festivals, parks, and many other exciting places to go. The whole family will enjoy . . . Flume zooming at the Catskills’ largest water park, fly-fishing on the Willowemoc, or hiking to Huckleberry Point Immersing themselves in the wonderful world of America’s pastime at the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum in Cooperstown Exploring Ithaca’s nationally acclaimed Sciencenter, or traveling through a huge heart and brain at the Rubenstein Museum in Syracuse Standing in awe before Taughannock Falls or Niagara Falls

Past Meets Present

Past Meets Present

Author: John H. Jameson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387482163

Category: Social Science

Page: 466

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The last decade has witnessed increased interest in establishing partnerships between professional practitioners in public interpretation and educational institutions to excavate and preserve the past. These developments have occurred amidst a realization that community-based partnerships are the most effective mechanism for long-term success. With international contributions, this volume addresses these latest trends and provides case studies of successful partnerships.

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Report

Author: National Endowment for the Humanities

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89002380236

Category: Endowments

Page:

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The Jews’ Indian

The Jews’ Indian

Author: David S. Koffman

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781978800885

Category: History

Page: 252

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The Jews’ Indian investigates the history of American Jewish relationships with Native Americans, both in the realm of cultural imagination and in face-to-face encounters. These two groups’ exchanges were numerous and diverse, proving at times harmonious when Jews’ and Natives people’s economic and social interests aligned, but discordant and fraught at other times. American Jews could be as exploitative of Native cultural, social, and political issues as other American settlers, and historian David Koffman argues that these interactions both unsettle and historicize the often triumphant consensus history of American Jewish life. Focusing on the ways Jewish class mobility and civic belonging were wrapped up in the dynamics of power and myth making that so severely impacted Native Americans, this books is provocative and timely, the first history to critically analyze Jewish participation in, and Jews’ grappling with the legacies of Native American history and the colonial project upon which America rests.

Interpreting African American History and Culture at Museums and Historic Sites

Interpreting African American History and Culture at Museums and Historic Sites

Author: Max A. van Balgooy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780759122802

Category: History

Page: 210

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In this landmark guide, nearly two dozen essays by scholars, educators, and museum leaders suggest the next steps in the interpretation of African American history and culture from the colonial period to the twentieth century at history museums and historic sites. This diverse anthology addresses both historical research and interpretive methodologies, including investigating church and legal records, using social media, navigating sensitive or difficult topics, preserving historic places, engaging students and communities, and strengthening connections between local and national history. Case studies of exhibitions, tours, and school programs from around the country provide practical inspiration, including photographs of projects and examples of exhibit label text. Highlights include: Amanda Seymour discusses the prevalence of "false nostalgia" at the homes of the first five presidents and offers practical solutions to create a more inclusive, nuanced history. Dr. Bernard Powers reveals that African American church records are a rich but often overlooked source for developing a more complete portrayal of individuals and communities. Dr. David Young, executive director of Cliveden, uses his experience in reinterpreting this National Historic Landmark to identify four ways that people respond to a history that has been too often untold, ignored, or appropriated—and how museums and historic sites can constructively respond. Dr. Matthew Pinsker explains that historic sites may be missing a huge opportunity in telling the story of freedom and emancipation by focusing on the underground railroad rather than its much bigger "upper-ground" counterpart. Martha Katz-Hyman tackles the challenges of interpreting the material culture of both enslaved and free African Americans in the years before the Civil War by discussing the furnishing of period rooms. Dr. Benjamin Filene describes three "micro-public history" projects that lead to new ways of understanding the past, handling source limitations, building partnerships, and reaching audiences. Andrea Jones shares her approach for engaging students through historical simulations based on the "Fight for Your Rights" school program at the Atlanta History Center. A exhibit on African American Vietnam War veterans at the Heinz History Center not only linked local and international events, but became an award-winning model of civic engagement. A collaboration between a university and museum that began as a local history project interpreting the Scottsboro Boys Trial as a website and brochure ended up changing Alabama law. A list of national organizations and an extensive bibliography on the interpretation of African American history provide convenient gateways to additional resources.

Historical Dictionary of Native American Movements

Historical Dictionary of Native American Movements

Author: Todd Leahy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442268098

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 496

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Native American Movements contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, language, religion, politics, and the environment.

American War of Independence

American War of Independence

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241277140

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 381

This lavishly illustrated, visually stimulating, and easy-to-read ebook explores one of the most important periods of Western history - the American War of Independence. Stand shoulder to shoulder with the patriot armies, as the first salvos of rebellion fire on Lexington Green in 1775. Follow this gripping story as George Washington leads his militia through eight years of twists and turns to throw off British rule and create an independent United States of America. American War of Independence sets out key events from the Boston Tea Party to the Declaration of Independence. Also included are battles such as Bunker Hill, Saratoga, and Chesapeake, and finally the American victory at Yorktown and the historic Treaty of Paris in 1783. Fascinating contemporary accounts from soldiers on both sides bring the war to life, and in depth profiles of key players from King George III to Thomas Jefferson give balance and context. This indispensable volume also discusses political ideas at the time, and describes how war was conducted. It highlights each side's weaponry and uniforms, treatment of the wounded and prisoners, involvement of the French and other nations, and even the duplicity of double agents such as Benedict Arnold. Includes contemporary accounts and documents, American War of Independence is a unique visual narrative of a pivotal turning point in world history.