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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


August 9, 2003 - Issue 93


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A pirate is a robber who attack ships. Although piracy has occurred since ancient times, the golden era of piracy was the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries on the Mediterranean and Caribbean seas. When the early American colonists established successful trade routes to Europe, many pirates turned their attention to the Atlantic. Pirates have been the subject of much literature, and hundreds of websites are devoted to their study. Welcome aboard, swabbie!

Blindkat's Pirates of the Caribbean
Blindkat's extensive pirate site was one of the first web pages on the topic, dating back to 1995. If you are looking for something specific, try the site map, which is an alphabetic index of topics. My favorite sections are "What's a Privateer, Pirate, Buccaneer, and/or Marooner?" and "Articles of Piracy" found in "A Pyrates Life: Fact, Legend & Myth." There are also sections on specific pirates, their ships, weapons, flags (called jacks) and language (see "A Pyrate's Lexicon.")

National Geographic: Pirates of the Whydah
"Black Sam" Bellamy's pirate ship The Whydah sank in a storm off the New England coast on April 26, 1717. The captain, 143 crew members and booty stolen from fifty ships went down with her. In 1984, she was discovered by underwater explorer Barry Clifford. Armed with new clues, historians are re-evaluating what they know about pirate life. This National Geographic special takes an in-depth look at nine of the Whydah pirates, and reprints a May 1999 magazine article. Don't overlook the Resources & Links page, which includes recommended websites, films, books, and a printable version of the pirate bios.

National Geographic Pirates!
"Ahoy! Have ye heard the secret of this ramshackle inn where ye'r lodgin'? They say it's full of booty but nobody's been able to find it." Join this interactive adventure, and while looking for the loot, you'll unearth tales of real pirates woven into the story line. When your adventure is finished, click on Books for Buccaneers (from the main menu) for elementary and young adult reading lists.

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Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail
The Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail (NPNHT) was designated by Congress under the National Trails System Act in 1986 to commemorate the 1877 flight of the non-treaty Nez Perce from their homelands in eastern Oregon, Idaho, and Washington across what are today the states of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.

The Nez Perce National Historic Trail Foundation
The Nez Perce National Historic Trail Foundation exists to promote the development of this trail on the ground and to further the interpretation of events of this most significant trail. The Foundation was formed in 1991 and assists the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and many state and local organizations in implementing the comprehensive plan on the ground. An Important Objective of the Foundation is to help educate its members and the public in the significance of this trail in relation to the conflicts between the encroachment of the white settlers and the Nez Perce in their traditional homelands in Idaho and eastern Oregon.

Diné Inc.
Developing Innovations in Navajo Education , Inc. (Diné Inc.) is a not for profit (501 (c) (3) corporation under the Internal Revenue Code, created and operated under the Articles of Incorporation of the State of Arizona and the Navajo Nation. Originally formalized in 1997 under the name of Seba Dalkai Boarding School, Inc. to transact business related to the pending B.I.A. award of the new school construction funds. Since its inception, the corporation has broadened its scope to encompass educational and community development endeavors for the Navajo communities.

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Students And Teachers Against Racism announces their new website that offers insight into the Native American perspective to teachers and educators.

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