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Oct. 5 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of a North American hero and leader. Tecumseh (1768-1813) was killed in action at the Battle of the Thames, also known as the Battle of Moraviantown, near what is now the city of Chatham, by American troops. His was a life, if ever there was one, lived on the heroic scale. Tecumseh, whose name can be translated as "panther in the sky," was a Shawnee born in Ohio. His vision was of a pan-Indian alliance that would cut across traditional
As the United States celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War, it is often forgotten that the troops that fought in that bloody conflict, were led by a surprisingly small group of men given senior rank as generals. All told on both sides, only around 1,000 or given the rank of general during the Civil War, and not surprisingly most knew each other personally. As classmates at West Point or the Virginia Military Academy, fellow officers during the War with Mexico, or as in-laws through intrafamily marriages, the men who were general officers during the American Civil War were a small and intimate group. And yet, most of what even well-read Civil War history buffs know about these men was actually written in the 150 years since the cessation of hostilities. Very few of the published opinions and assessments of individual generals were contemporary to the war itself, and in fact were written primarily with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight. So who exactly were these men, and what was observed about their actions on battlefields when they were being fought over?
To learn more about the generals that led the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War, join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) for Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday at @Writestream) at 1 p.m. Eastern. His guest this week will be Chicago homicide detective and Civil War expert Robert Girardi. Girardi, who is the author of 9 books, has written the recent Zenith Press (@Zenith_Press) release THE CIVIL WAR GENERALS. Based upon contemporary letters, diaries, reports and other accounts, this book gives readers one of the clearest accounts ever written on the men who commanded Civil War land forces. Listeners are encouraged to call in and offer questions and opinions to both gentlemen in what will be a lively hour of talk and opinion about America's deadliest conflict.
Music from the last century, that your great grandparents danced to will intersperse segments.
Today's featured live guest, bottom of the first hour, Tim Iwig leader of "the Last Dairy Standing" near Tecumsah, Kansas. The Iwig's have a very informative web site, click here.
From "about" Iwig Dairy: William and Mary Iwig moved to the farm at 3320 SE Tecumseh Rd in 1910.Here they raised seven children and, in the early years,William and Mary gardened, raised livestock, and had a small herd of dairy cows from which they sold milk to Crockers Dairy in Topeka.
In 1935, Dan Iwig and Ford Metzger bought and moved Sunkist Dairy to the Iwig farm. At that time there was neither electricity nor any running water. Milk was carried in cans, strained, and bottled raw. The farm got electricity for the first time in 1939, which quickly changed everything. ... "
Read more at Iwig Family Dairy.http://www.iloveiwig.com/index.html
We finish with Wes Jackson of Salina, Ks. "The Land Institute" talking about treating soil like dirt, courtesy Alec Smith's outstanding Radio Ecoshock.
Sharon McRill, Owner of the Betty Brigade, will be talking with Dan Hacker, of Hacker Jewelers from Tecumseh, Michigan about understanding your jewelry. Daniel G. Hacker is the President of Hacker Jewelers, Designers & Goldsmiths, Inc. of Tecumseh, which he operates with his wife Barbara. Dan joined the family business after graduating from the University of Michigan’s Ross Business School in 1981. He subsequently earned his M.B.A. from Eastern Michigan University and his
Chief Tecumseh Brown Eagle will be joining us to discuss the "History and Legacy" of the Erie Moundbuilders. We will discuss the History, Language, Location of Populations, Sub-Tribes, Moundbuilder Time-lines in History, and Archaeology Digs.
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Professor Hickey will share with us many little known facts and issues about the war of 1812 that played major roles in the early part of this country's history and direction.
THE HOPEWELL CULTURAL CENTER, CHILLICOTHE OHIO
The Hopewell used this area as a burial ground for their dead. They practiced cremation and in that process the body of the deceased was decapitated, then the arms were removed at the elbows and legs at the knee joints. Mounds were built up after a series of cremations.
A ceremonial road termed The Great Hopewell Road connected this place with the Newark Earthwork complex. It is suggested that the road went through present day Great Seal State Park and may have even crossed the amphitheater where Tecumseh is performed. I have walked some of the Shawnee Ridge Trail with friends and may have identified the remnants of that road.
The area also served as a training facility during WWI under the name of Camp Sherman. During this time, many of the mounds were destroyed and had to be reconstructed. The small wall that encloses the site likewise had to be reconstructed in areas.
Do the spirits of that ancient people still honor their dead here? Do any of the Shawnee whom lived here in the 1700's still walk this sacred place? Do any of the men who trained at Camp Sherman still train for a long gone war?
Listen on July 10 as I walk this sacred area and encourage communication with those who have gone before. Portions of this broadcast will be prerecorded.
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