Ignorance, Denial, and the Eradication of a Culture

It is not often that I blog about something that happens in my college classes, but the following event is something so astounding that I could not resist. I am currently taking a course titled Rethinking Teaching, and as part of the requirements, each one of us has to teach a lesson by the end…

Happy Thanksgiving from FNYTSF!

I would like to wish all of my readers a very happy Thanksgiving! Hopefully everyone will have a great day, see their loved ones, and enjoy great food. But I also want to make note of the fact that American Indians treat this day as a Day of Mourning for their people, since the arrival…

Historian Al Bouler Keeps the Legend of David Crockett Alive

The first time Al Bouler and I came into contact was back in the days of an old Alamo message board dedicated to discussing the release of John Lee Hancock’s 2004 film. Al happened to post a picture of himself as David Crockett, and something drew me to it. I was not looking at a…