First Pennsylvanians

The Archaeology of Native Americans in Pennsylvania


Author: Kurt William Carr,Roger W. Moeller,Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780892711505

Category: History

Page: 256

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In First Pennsylvanians, Kurt Carr and Roger Moeller provide a broad, accessible, and wide-ranging overview of the archaeological record of Native Americans in Pennsylvania from early prehistory through the Paleoindian, Archaic, Transitional, Woodland, and Contact periods, stretching from 16,500 years ago to 1750 C.E. The authors present and analyze specific traits of each archaeological time period covered and use the archaeological record to provide a glimpse of Native Americans&’ daily life in Pennsylvania. First Pennsylvanians also includes personal stories and anecdotes from archaeologists about their experiences in the field as well as a wealth of illustrations and diagrams. The chapters examine the environment, social groups, tools, subsistence, and settlement patterns of Native Americans in Pennsylvania and describe how these factors profoundly affected the populations and cultures of these early inhabitants of the region.

Native Americans in the Susquehanna River Valley, Past and Present


Author: David J. Minderhout

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 161148488X

Category: History

Page: 244

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This volume describes the Native American presence in the Susquehanna River Valley, a key crossroads of the old Eastern Woodlands between the Great Lakes and the Chesapeake Bay in Northern Appalachia.

Carlisle Indian Industrial School

Indigenous Histories, Memories, and Reclamations


Author: Jacqueline Fear-Segal,Susan D. Rose

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803295073

Category: Education

Page: 440

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The Carlisle Indian School (1879-1918) was an audacious educational experiment. Capt. Richard Henry Pratt, the school's founder and first superintendent, persuaded the federal government that training Native children to accept the white man's ways and values would be more efficient than fighting deadly battles. The result was that the last Indian war would be waged against Native children in the classroom. More than 10,500 children from virtually every Native nation in the United States were taken from their homes and transported to Pennsylvania. Carlisle provided a blueprint for the federal Indian school system that was established across the United States and served as a model for many residential schools in Canada. The Carlisle experiment initiated patterns of dislocation and rupture far deeper and more profound and enduring than its initiators ever grasped. Carlisle Indian Industrial School offers varied perspectives on the school by interweaving the voices of students' descendants, poets, and activists with cutting-edge research by Native and non-Native scholars. These contributions reveal the continuing impact and vitality of historical and collective memory, as well as the complex and enduring legacies of a school that still touches the lives of many Native Americans.

The Peoples of Pennsylvania

An Annotated Bibliography of Resource Materials


Author: David E. Washburn

Publisher: Inquiry International

ISBN: 9780822942061

Category: Minorities

Page: 231

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The Life of Pennsylvania Governor George M. Leader

Challenging Complacency


Author: Kenneth C. Wolensky

Publisher: Lehigh University Press

ISBN: 1611460808

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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The Life of Pennsylvania Governor George M. Leader tells the story of George Michael Leader who, at 36, was the second youngest governor ever elected to the office and served from 1955 to 1959. His chances of being elected were tenuous at best: Democrats never fared well in pursuit of the Governor's Office in the Keystone State. His election was an upset. Republican Party stalwarts were stunned at the tally in Leader's favor. And, his election ushered in an era when the Commonwealth's electorate shifted its allegiance from majority Republican to majority Democrat, a trend that continues in the 21st century. Leader's administration achieved landmark legislation for economic development, civil rights, education for disabled children, mental health care reform, the environment, expansion of civil service, professionalization of government and in many other areas. Some referred to Leader as a refreshing change to politics-as-usual in the State Capitol. His opposition referred to him as "that stubborn young governor." Leader was proud of both monikers. George Leader dates to an era when politics were quite different. Handshakes secured votes, campaign budgets were small, modern mass media was in its infancy, personal attacks were few and political patronage was rampant at all levels of government. Challenging Complacency stands as the only oral history-based account of a Pennsylvania governor. Written by a leading Pennsylvania historian while the former governor was in his 9th decade of life, here Governor Leader tells his remarkable story.

New research on Laos


Author: Yves Goudineau,Michel Lorrillard

Publisher: Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient


Category: History

Page: 678

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In recent years, research on Laos has made great strides in several fields of human and social sciences. This collected volume with articles by Lao and Western scholars (sixteen written in English, eleven in French) reveals an expanded vision of Laos--a vision no longer confined by strict geographical, political, or cultural borders, but resituated within the overarching movement of regional history. The book is divided into three major sections--the Making of History, Heritage Issues, and Social Dynamics--that provide readers with both a broad brushstroke of history and the micro-kinetics of modern day life in Lao PDR. The book contains numerous illustrations of archaeological excavation sites, documentary photos, architectural plans, and dozens of maps that together with the text bring to light new perspectives, problematics, and questions in the field of Lao studies.

Union County, Pennsylvania

A Celebration of History


Author: Charles McCool Snyder,John W. Downie,Lois Kalp

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780917127137

Category: History

Page: 352

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This updated and revised book covers the gamut of Union County's history. It begins with the region's earliest days when the Delaware Indians were in residence and how the arrival of settlers, who ventured into this frontier area from Berks and Lancaster counties, marked the beginning of major changes. Synder's text, first published in 1976, has been expanded and updated to reflect newly discovered material on such groups as the Amish and the developments in Union County up to 2000. Distributed by Penn State University Press by arrangement with the Union County Historical Society.