The discovery of mass graves at Indian boarding schools showed how little we understand about these institutions, so I invited a leading expert on Native American education to help me understand.
In this episode, Dr. John Gram mentions the following books:
-Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, by David Wallace Adams
-Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families, 1900-1940, by Brenda J. Child
-They Called It Prairie Light: The Story of Chilocco Indian School, by K. Tsianina Lomawaima
And you can find Dr. John Gram’s very useful history website here.
As always, the wonderful music is the song ‘Ezekial,’ and it comes to us courtesy of Christine Hand. Check it out.
Medieval theater created a spectacle for the eyes, and everyone in town had a part! Some of these effects were disgusting. Some were inspired. But, no matter what, the theater was always an unforgettable experience.
Today I’ve invited a few theater experts to help me explore the tricks of the medieval stage!
Even though he’s a household name…no one can seem to remember why Saint Patrick is so famous. How did an English slave become a patron saint of Ireland? Are any of the myths true? And should we really hold a parade for him every year?
On Valentine’s Day in 1779, Captain Cook’s violent ways finally caught up to him. But it might have been avoided if he’d thought just a little bit less of himself.
This episode is indebted to the work of Dr. Shino Konishi of The University of Western Australia because of her excellent article on Cook’s punishments, which you can read here:
Music: “Ezekiel” by Christine Hand.
Shouldn’t museums have more mummies? And what happened to all those mummified cats? The truth is…hard to swallow.