Out of all of the infamous pirates that tormented the oceans for hundreds of years, there had to have been some female pirates, right? Right ye' are!
Mary's story is one of incredible courage, strength, and determination that is astounding enough to make one think only a woman of 'make believe' could have accomplished what she did. Yet real she was and true is her story.
It was 150 years ago that the Civil War ravaged the United States. One particularly dark memory is the thousands that died at Andersonville Prison. These photos show it as it is today.
The Battle of Pea Ridge was a bloody turning point west of the Mississippi River in the American Civil War fought on March 6-8, 1862.
Travels through the Mississippi and Ohio Valleys are filled with scenic landscapes, views that might be passed by with nothing more than a second glance at the beauty they bestow. Upon careful inspection, you might notice the rolling slope of a hill; if you're paying particular attention to the...
Irish immigrants were recruited to work on a stretch of railroad called Duffy's Cut, near Philadelphia, in 1831. The railroad reported 9 deaths due to cholera, but the true number was much higher.
Need some help with your American History lessons? Take a peek at my lesson plans and ideas. These are my Constitution Lesson Plans for 8th Grade American History. My first year teaching I was dying to see other teachers' plan books, but most of them were either blank or didn't seem suitable for...
Did you know that Native Americans contributed up to 3/5 of all cultivated foods to the world's table? Find out more about the history of Native American foods and a recipe for succotash.
Being a Ghigau, Nancy was not only allowed to sit in on counsel with the male leaders, but also had the power to spare captives. One such captive was Lydia Russell who was injured when she was captured just a day before a battle at Fort Watauga settlement which is now Elizabethton, Tennessee.
Buffalo Soldiers received their nickname as an honor from Native Americans for several reasons. The Buffalo Soldiers were not all men, either. Overall, 20 soldiers of the 9th and 10th Cavalries received the Medal of Honor.