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Historical Notes
John Browns 1858 Raid, Slavery, the Alamo, et. al.
"AM I NOT A MAN AND A BROTHER" Legend on a British Half Penny Token issued by the Society for the Abolition of Slavery in the 1780s. In 1838 American abolitionists placed into circulation their own token, "AM I NOT A WOMAN AND A SISTER" These copper coins were approximately the size of a half-dollar. B. Franklin was the first head of the American Society for Abolition in the 1780s.. . . . (more)

Myth vs Facts
Native American Myth—Indians invented and first used scalping. Fact—The practice of scalping is seen as early as the 11th century in Europe with the Earl of Wessex who scalped all of his enemies. The English and Dutch bought these customs to the Americas. Scalp bounty was used as a means to pacify the settlers, as a means of retribution for Indian reprisals. In 1703 Massachusetts paid 12 lbs for each Indian scalp. . . (more)

The Problem colonial Mythmaking and Distorted History
As a scholar and writer for over thirty years in Academia, it has become clear that there remain in the educational system and mainstream America a number of myths regarding Native cultures of the Americas. This has subsequently contributed to a misunderstanding, to negative attitudes and misinformation regarding Native-Americans and Spanish-Speaking populations in the U.S. . . (more)

Archeological Evidence Suppressed: Hidden History of the Human Race
by Michael A. Cremo and Richard L. Thompson
In 1958, at a site near Lewisville, Texas, stone tools and burned animal bones were found in association with hearths. Later, as the excavation progressed, radiocarbon dates of at least 38,000 years were announced for charcoal from the hearths. Still later, a Clovis point was found. Herbert Alexander, who was a graduate student in archaeology at the time, recalled how this sequence of finds was received. . . (more)

Did you know? American History SOURCE: Prof. Richard Shenkman, Historian, George Mason University. Legends, Lies and Cherished Myths of American History I Love Paul Revere whether he rode or not. Until the 1830’s, Americans did not eat tomatoes. Incredibly, they thought this Native American vegetable to be poisonous. They used them only for decorations, known as “love apples”. . .(more)