Western Life

Colt Guns

COLT DRAGOON Remember the two huge pistols that Clint Eastwood brandished magnificently in the movie The Outlaw (1976)? Well, it they were two Colt Dragoons. This revolver was manufactured for the cavalry of the United States and entered into service in the war against Mexico. However, it was during the Secession war when its use… Continue reading Colt Guns

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The American Indians – The Effects of Colonization

When Columbus discovered America in 1492, its indigenous people were already scattered across the land. Spanish settlers, and others that followed, began referring to the different ethnic bands, tribes and groups collectively as American Indians. Other terms used by these colonizers were Native Americans, Indigenous People and Aboriginals. The tribes were scattered throughout what is… Continue reading The American Indians – The Effects of Colonization

Locations

Yellowstone National Park – the Future

The Yellowstone National Park is one of the national parks of the United States and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the most protected places on Earth, yet even then the changes in climate change are having a big impact on the ecosystem that exists. If people do not start doing something… Continue reading Yellowstone National Park – the Future

Locations

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is one of the parks located in the United States. It is also one of the first parks to be recognized as a national park by President Grant. The name comes from the river that flows within it, known as the Yellowstone River, and in 1978, UNESCO gave it World Heritage Site… Continue reading Yellowstone National Park

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The American Revolution – The Fight for Independence

The British Crown was left deeply in debt as a result of the Seven Years War, fought between Britain and France from 1754 to 1763. The government attempted to replenish their monetary supply by imposing taxes on their North American colonies, which they had previously subjected to a prolonged period of salutary neglect. This had… Continue reading The American Revolution – The Fight for Independence

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The Mississippi River

One of the world’s most important commercial waterways, the Mississippi River is the second longest river in North America. It passes through, or borders, the states of Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. The word ‘Mississippi’ originates from the French misi-ziibi, meaning Great River. The river’s source can be found at… Continue reading The Mississippi River