The Mayflower 400 is a fully-autonomous ship sailing across the Atlantic – and it raises questions that go back to the origins of the Untied States.
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The Makah have lived for nearly 3,000 years on the north-western tip of the United States – and they are a people whose lives, traditions, and identity are intimately bound up with whaling.
If you like photography and/or poetry, this post might upset you. You will know many of the photographs commissioned by the Farm Security Administration in the depression years: most famously, Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother – a pea picker sitting in a tent with her children (an image that […]
T S Eliot used to live not far from us in London. Senior members of our family who visited his flat remember the wonderful collection of modern art , built up since his early days: as a young man in Paris, he had been friends with Roger Fry […]
We are back on the ocean. The Heraclitus has survived the long lay up and she looks fine on the grey sea today. We sail westwards – we would have been aiming for the Makah Reservation but it remains closed from covid. We did want to see the […]
The work of photographers like Thomas Ryan RedCorn and Zig Jackson are working to reclaim native truth from the stereotypes of Edward Curtis and the movie industry.
A bald eagle terrifies Minnie and sparks an account of the significance of eagles to Indigenous peoples and of the existential threat of wind turbines.
We celebrate National Peanut Butter Day, calculate calories and meet George Washington Carver at Tuskegee.
After a hash brown breakfast cup, the story continues with the removal of the dams on the Elwha and the task of managing 32 million tons of slurry. Washington State weighs in with a strategy for carbon neutrality by 2050.
Raymond Carver as inspiration for country musicians. Redemption and the first part of the story of the Klallam people.