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5 Facts About Ravens

5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Ravens

Did American Indians Use Ravens to Hunt Buffalo?

The Raven is an important figure in American Indian culture.  Generally seen as playful, ravens have been revered by some tribes and supposedly used for hunting by others.  Here are five facts you didn’t know (you wanted to know) about ravens: [“5 Facts About Ravens”]

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Card Suites

Deck of Diversity: Suits, Symbols, & Cultural Differences
How Playing Cards Evolved

Can a deck of cards be the cultural thread linking ancient and modern cultures across the globe?  When we trace the origin story of our modern decks and card suites, we find that this simple game can be a lesson in influence and evolution. [“Card Suites”]

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Deck Design – The Queen

How Playing Cards Got Their Queen

Can you imagine a royal flush without a queen?

For almost a thousand years, women were not represented on playing cards.  The earliest evidence for playing cards could be found in 9th century China, but didn’t arrived in Europe until the late 1300s as an import from Egypt.  These early European decks infiltrated France in 1377 and made their way to Germany by 1480.  [“Deck Design – The Queen”]

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Tipi or Cabin?

Staying Warm and Dry on the Plains

European settlers built squat, square structures out of wood with dirt floors and rectangular openings for doors, windows. They cut a hole in the roof for a chimney.  These cabins were familiar and deemed sufficient to keep enough of the cold and wet out to make life bearable.  Settlers considered the Native Peoples’ dwellings to be less civilized, but what they didn’t realize is that the tipi is a resourceful and innovative dwelling.     [“Tipi or Cabin?”]

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The National Mammal

United States Names Bison as National Mammal

The United States is known around the world for her expansive size.  It is no surprise, therefore, that our National Mammal would be the largest in North America.

On May 9, 2016, President Barack Obama signed the National Bison Legacy Act, naming the North American Bison as the official National Mammal of the United States.  This important piece of conservation legislation elevated the bison to equal standing with the bald eagle as symbols for the nation.   [“The National Mammal”]

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The Map Deck

How Playing Cards Helped POW’s Escape During WWII -The Map Deck

Throughout WWII, the British produced hundreds of thousands of maps on thin cloth and tissue paper for soldiers to carry with them.  It was hoped that if a serviceman was shot down behind enemy lines, he could use the map to help him evade capture and find his way back to safety.  The size and weight of these British maps also made them useful in clandestine wartime activities.     [“The Map Deck”]

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The Longest Poker Game

The Longest Poker Game

Longest Running Poker Game in History at The Bird Cage Theater in Tombstone, Arizona

In 1881, inspired by the packed houses of San Francisco, Billy and Lottie Hutchison opened The Bird Cage Theater.  They hoped to bring respectable entertainment to the inhabitants of Tombstone, Arizona, and profit from the silver mining boom.  The Hutchisons quickly learned that reputable entertainment would not draw the mining crowd.   [“The Longest Poker Game”]