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Tue May 05, 2015 at 01:06 PM PDT

Ghosts: Street Prophets Coffee Hour

by Ojibwa

Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Coffee Hour at Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can discuss what’s happening in our lives, what we’ve been working on, and our opinions on current events. How do you feel about ghosts?

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Tue May 05, 2015 at 11:08 AM PDT

A Kossack Needs a Little Help

by Ojibwa

There are times when life gets a little financially rough. We have been asking for donations to help out elenacarlena.

So far, we’ve raised enough to cover her rent payment (which was due today), but we need to raise just a little bit more to give her and her pooties and woozle some living expenses for the next couple of weeks.

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Tue May 05, 2015 at 08:30 AM PDT

Indians 101: Huron Government and Law

by Ojibwa

Long before the European invasion of North America, five Iroquoian-speaking tribes formed a powerful confederation known as the League of Five Nations. The idea for this confederacy came from the prophet Deganawida who had been born to the Huron. The Huron, an Iroquoian-speaking nation, however, never joined the League of Five Nations.

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One of the interesting and unique approaches to automobile design and marketing was the King Midget. During World War II, two civil air patrol pilots—Claud Dry and Dale Orcut—met and began to conceive of an automobile which would be inexpensive and fun. In 1946 the King Midget was launched. Unlike most American automobiles, however, the King Midget was sold as a kit without an engine. Any single cylinder engine could be installed.

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Last Tuesday (April 28), we drove up to Avalanche and then walked up the road to Red Rock Falls. The photos are below the Orange Snow Bank:

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Think back about the past few days. How many times did you say “hello”? The word “hello” comes from nautical English: “hallo” or “halloa” was a form of address used by sailors between ships. The use of “hello” as a generic form of address is relatively recent and stems from the acceptance of a device commonly known as the telephone.

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The LeMay—America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington includes a collection of motorcycles. Photographs of some of the British motorcycles in their collection are shown below the orange exhaust symbol.

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Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 08:17 AM PDT

Indians 201: Wodziwob's Ghost Dance

by Ojibwa

During the nineteenth century there were a number of religious movements that developed among diverse Indian tribes. One of these, called the Ghost Dance by non-Indians, arose among the Paiute in Nevada.

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Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Coffee Hour at Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can discuss what’s happening in our lives, what we’ve been working on, and our opinions on current events. While camping in Glacier National Park recently, we had an exceptionally beautiful day and so we took a short stroll along the beach at Lake McDonald.

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Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 08:30 AM PDT

Ancient Europe: The Stone Ages

by Ojibwa

In the nineteenth century, before the advent of modern scientific chronometric dating, archaeologists and museum curators relied exclusively on relative dating. To make sense out of the chaotic collections, Christian Jurgensen Thomsen, the curator of the Danish National Museum, began to classify cutting tools according to the material used to make them: stone, bronze, and iron. He then extended this classification to other materials which were found with them. This gave rise to a chronological scheme known as the Three-Age System: Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age. Thomsen published an account of this chronological sequence in his Guide to Northern Archaeology. This guide had wide influence and was translated into several other European languages.

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Mountains have always been an important part of my life: they are magnificent to look at and sometimes fun to hike in. Join me below the great orange peak for a photo excursion into a recent encounter with the snow covered mountains of Glacier National Park.

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Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 08:30 AM PDT

Origins of English: Some Z Words

by Ojibwa

In the English alphabet, “z” (pronounced “zee” in some English dialects and “zed” in others) is the final letter. The etymologies of some words beginning with “z” are described below.

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