When the American Civil War broke out, Native Americans were impacted. Prior to the national crisis, Indian Americans faced the reality of rapid white invasion and settlement in their lands. Forced removals and broken treaties put Indians in a vulnerable position. Indians were driven from Oklahoma ( Indian Territory) into Kansas by Confederate forces in […]Read more "Indian Home Guard Calvary Soldier (1860s)"
By the end of the 1980s, the Soviet Union could no longer maintain its sphere of influence in Eastern Europe and East Germany. The East German population was growing more restless with lack of reforms in Erich Honecker’s East Germany. The collapse of the East German state began with a decline in the standard of […]Read more "East Germans Protesting (1989)"
It was 50 years ago Sesame Street debuted on public television. Ever since it has been giving children both education and entertainment in a delightful program. The show was created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. Jim Henson and his crew of puppeteers created memorable characters for Sesame Street. Muppet characters such as […]Read more "The First Sesame Street Intro (1969)"
The black and white illustration depicts Baphomet produced by Eliphas Levi Zahed. This deity was thought to be worshiped by warriors in the Knights Templar. There is little evidence to suggest that the Knights Templar actually believed in such a deity. It may have been made up to get certain individuals who fell out of […]Read more "Baphomet Illustration (1856)"
The illustration depicts what is known as blemmyes. The illustration appeared in the Nuremberg Chronicle. These were mythical creatures so terrifying that they did not possess heads. These men had their facial features on their bodies. Blemmyes could either have their eyes on the chest or shoulders or their nose in the middle of the […]Read more "Blemmyes From The Nuremberg Chronicle (1493)"
The shukongojin is a Buddhist spirit that allows that acts a guardian. Looking at the intense expression on the face of the sculpture, the spirit seems to be formidable. This guardian spirit looks horrifying and vexed. The eyes glare intensely with the mouth wide open ready for an attack. What the spirit is holding could […]Read more "Shukongojin Sculpture ( 733)"
This is an engraving by famed printmaker and painter Albrecht Durer. The artwork depicts a witch riding a goat backwards. This was not the only work that Durer depicted witches. During this period in European history their was an obsession with the supernatural. Before the Age of Reason superstition and religious fanaticism dominated European political […]Read more "Witch Riding Backwards on a Goat by Albrecht Durer (1500)"