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Dodging the Roadkill: Rocky Mountain High – Part 4

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I rolled into Ouray, Colorado on an early Sunday afternoon, mesmerized by the beauty of it all.  My first thought was that it looked like a little town in Switzerland.   Oddly enough, it’s known as the Switzerland of America. 

Go figure!

I was looking forward to seeing my friends, Kim and Craig Kotzen, and finally getting a chance to ride the incredible Million Dollar Highway. 

From the first day I started riding, my biker brothers and sisters have been telling me of all the great places to ride, and the “must do” events.

The Million Dollar Highway was on that list.

Million Dollar Highway.

Million Dollar Highway.

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Wendy Red Star to speak, show exhibit at Austin Peay State University

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s The New Gallery, with support from The APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the APSU Department of Art + Design, is pleased to present Wendy Red Star: Apsáalooke Feminist, Four Seasons, White Squaw, to continue an exciting 2018-19 exhibition season.

Artist Wendy Red Star works across disciplines to explore the intersections of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures, both historically and in contemporary society.

"Fall" from Wendy Red Star's "Four Seasons" series. Red Star will exhibit her works October 1st-26th at APSU's The New Gallery and speak at the university 6:00pm October 4th.

“Fall” from Wendy Red Star’s “Four Seasons” series. Red Star will exhibit her works October 1st-26th at APSU’s The New Gallery and speak at the university 6:00pm October 4th.

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Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center holds Indian Artifact Show

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center hosted an event this weekend that focused on Native American artifacts, bringing in experts on the subject, and inviting locals to come in with their own items, and questions on the subject.

William Parker is the Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance. “We are known as a Civil War site, but we tend to forget the war only lasted four years,” Parker said. “So we’re tapping into the history of this site way before the war, when this hill was inhabited by Native Americans for thousands of years.

Fort Defiance hosted a Native American artifact event this weekend, with experts on hand to answer questions on the subject.

Fort Defiance hosted a Native American artifact event this weekend, with experts on hand to answer questions on the subject.

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for February 14th – 17th, 2018

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs during the year. There are programs for children and adults.

The upcoming events include: Entering the Underworld, Dunbar Cave Jeopardy and Duck, Duck, GOOSE.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

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Riding the Natchez Trace Parkway

 

Natchez Trace ParkwayTupelo, MS – The Natchez Trace, also known as “Old Natchez Trace,” is a 440 historic forest trail that links the Cumberland River, Tennessee River and Mississippi River.  The trail was used by Native Americans and later, by European and American Explorers.

Today, the Natchez Trace Parkway and bridge, commemorates the path used by early explorers.

It’s a recreational favorite among bikers, bicyclists, hikers, campers, boaters and just about anyone who enjoys the great outdoors, surrounded by incredible history.

Natchez Trace Parkway

Natchez Trace Parkway

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Dunbar Cave State Natural Area Programs for June 17th through June 23rd

 

Clarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs this summer.

Upcoming events include: Bats, History of Dunbar Cave, Welcome Summer Hike, Nature Detectives, Frog Talk and so much more!

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Austin Peay State University professors developing massive, two-volume military and diplomatic history textbook

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In the study of history, certain events stand out. If you’re examining the Civil War, for example, the Battle of Gettysburg will likely appear most often in textbooks and lectures. If it’s World War II that interests you, D-Day is a popular topic of choice.

But these events, while important, are just a sampling of history. What about the contributions Native American soldiers made during World War I, or the role of African-Americans during the American Revolution? For two Austin Peay State University professors, it’s sometimes frustrating locating textbooks that include the lesser known but equally important historical events.

APSU associate professor of history Dr. Christos Frentzos and APSU assistant professor of history Dr. Antonio Thompson discuss the new, two-volume history textbook they are developing. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

APSU associate professor of history Dr. Christos Frentzos and APSU assistant professor of history Dr. Antonio Thompson discuss the new, two-volume history textbook they are developing. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

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Tennessee State Parks announce Middle Tennessee Events starting October 15th

 

Tennessee – Fall in Tennessee is a glorious time!  Tennessee State Parks have some of the very best events and programs the season has to offer.  Here are just a few state park events in your area, including great opportunities to pay tribute to Autumn!

Finding a state park in your own backyard is easy to do and you don’t have to spend a lot of gas money to get there!

Tennessee State Parks offer a variety of activities and events throughout the winter. From great hikes to bluegrass – there’s something designed for the entire family!

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Tennessee State Parks announce Middle Tennessee Events starting October 8th

 

Tennessee – As the seasons change, Tennessee State Parks are full of fall beauty, great programming and the perfect setting to enjoy the crisp, outdoor air! There are several opportunities in Middle Tennessee, including outstanding hikes, fall festivals and cultural events – just to name a few!  Stay tuned next week for more fall foliage opportunities.

Finding a state park in your own backyard is easy to do and you don’t have to spend a lot of gas money to get there!

Tennessee State Parks offer a variety of activities and events throughout the winter. From great hikes to bluegrass – there’s something designed for the entire family!

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The Native Cultural Circle’s Powwow offers wonderful adventures

 

As a first time attendee to a Native American Powwow, I was not quite sure what to expect. I thought I would see some beautiful costumes and dances but I was pleasantly surprised at the array of adventures I had in store.

The 13th Annual Clarksville Area Intertribal Powwow, sponsored by the Native Cultural Circle (NCC), was held Saturday and Sunday in the next to Port Royal State Park. A Powwow is a gathering of Native Americans and friends to celebrate the culture and traditions of the Native Peoples of the Americas.

Cars stream into the Powwow as a Fancy Shawl Dancer performs in the circle

Cars stream into the Powwow as a Fancy Shawl Dancer performs in the circle

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