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From Scouting for Custer to Farming the Plains; The Life and Times of Hairy Moccasin as Seen in the Crow Indian Agency Records
Today’s post was written by Cody White, Archivist at the National Archives at Denver. On February 28th, 1876, four Crow Indians enlisted in the U.S. Army as Indian Scouts at Fort Ellis Montana. Those four men: Curly, Goes Ahead, White Man Runs Him, and Hairy Moccasin, were under the command of Colonel Gibbons when on […]
Posted by Netisha on May 27, 2015, under Civil Records, Digital Projects, Genealogy, History, NARA beyond DC/MD, Reference.
In April of this year, Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, made a state visit to the United States. In June 1957, Abe’s grandfather, Nobusuke Kishi, then Japan’s prime minister, made a similar visit to the United States. That visit came to symbolize a renewal of the strength of the U.S.-Japan friendship after World War II. […]
“In Motion Pictures We Do Not Actually Dynamite the Sheep,” A Brief Look at Hollywood’s Filming History with the National Park Service
Today’s post was written by Cody White, Archivist at the National Archives at Denver. The United States National Park system, its scope and breadth unrivaled in the world, boasts hundreds of parks, monuments, sites, recreation areas, and even the White House within its purview. Saved from development and also federally managed, the most notable geological […]
Posted by Netisha on May 15, 2015, under Civil Records, History, NARA beyond DC/MD.
Today’s post is written by Chris Naylor, Director of the Textual Records Division. I recently opened a fortune cookie that contained a saying with special significance to me. This phrase, “The best prophet of the future is the past,” originally attributed to Lord Byron, returned to me a few days later as I reviewed a […]
Posted by Netisha on May 11, 2015, under History, Presidential Libraries.
What do these three have in common? They all are properties within the District of Columbia, properties that appear in National Archives Textual series housed in Washington, DC. Initially, I had hoped to trace the property ownership of the land upon which the National Archives Building in Washington sits through a few series, which name […]
9-11 Adolf Hitler Alan Walker Alfie Paul American Red Cross Civil War David Langbart deck logs Department of State District of Columbia DOJ donated materials FBI Foreign Service Posts Franklin D. Roosevelt Greg Bradsher looted art M. Marie Maxwell MFA&A Monique Politowski Monuments Men Onaona Guay OSS RG 24 RG 59 RG 60 RG 65 RG 84 RG 165 RG 239 RG 242 RG 286 RG 306 RG 331 RG 469 RG 498 Roberts Commission Sylvia Naylor U.S. Army U.S. Marshals U.S. Navy volunteers War Department World War I World War II