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5 Interesting Links for 03-26-2021

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Bias (Anthropology) Anthropology is peppered with assumptions made when the anthropologist imposes their own cultural rule set on the evidence. In the last twenty years or so, gender differences have … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 03-19-2021

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Matriarchy (Archeology) Definitions can lead to arguments even when both parties agree on most things, which is what led me to this article. It explores both the interpretation of the … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No. 246: Codes of Honor

A friend introduced me to this Navajo Nation band on Indigenous People’s Day last year. The four-member, hard rock/metal band Testify drew inspiration from the Navajo code talkers in World War II for this haunting acoustic song.

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Things That Make Me Smile No. 244: Folk Tradition in the Modern Age

I come from a long-standing folk music tradition. I was raised on guitar music, including American political folk and traditional folk music from all over, though with an emphasis on Irish songs. So, you might imagine how delighted I am … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No. 243: Codes of Honor

A friend introduced me to Testify, a Navajo Nation band, on Indigenous People’s Day last year (the second Monday in October). This acoustic song is inspired by the Navajo code talkers in World War II.

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