Photo Essays

An Update on Thoreau’s Necessities of Life

Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…“The necessaries of life for man in this climate may, accurately enough, be distributed under the several heads of Food, Shelter, Clothing, and Fuel; for not till we have secured these are we prepared to entertain the true problems of life with freedom and a prospect of…

Setting the Record Straight on the Lewis and Clark Expedition

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…The Western pioneer and cowboy myth is huge, but not so much from the Native American perspective. By Glynn Wilson – Editor-in-Chief – There are two kinds of people in the world. Which kind are you? Do you like reading the pretty little patriotic myth? Or would…

A Look at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West Museum in Cody Wyoming

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Watch the video – By Glynn Wilson – “Buffalo Bill” Cody is a name that conjures up romantic images of the American “Wild West” in the 19th century. It’s almost unfortunate in the 21st century when there is a renewed interest in justice for Native Americans that…

Expedition of Rediscovery Western Journey Timeline

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson and Walter Simon – On a mission to investigate what’s going on with the pipeline protest in Cannonball, North Dakota and the privatization of the national parks out west, we departed from Mobile, Alabama on Friday, Sept. 23, and drove for about 8 hours…

A Modern Exodus: Movements of the People

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Walter Simon – RED CANYON, Utah — After 9 years of teaching, trying to get the financial support of the local community to be a living working artist, and searching for true love, I feel now like a lot of people from Alabama, that she took…

Experiencing Wild Yellowstone Would Make the World a Better Place

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Secret Vistas – By Glynn Wilson – YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wy. – Standing still in a mountain meadow as snowflakes begin to fall on a herd of bison along Beartooth Pass, you get the feeling of arriving in an ancient and distant land before human civilization began…

Volksmarch Up Crazy Horse Memorial Leads to Insights

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Walter Simon – CUSTER, S.D. – Fortuitous Mojo granted us the luck of landing in Custer, South Dakota, where we planned a stop-over on the way to Yellowstone. We had no idea until yesterday that today, Sunday, would be one of only two times a year…

Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks Migrating in Spring

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Protesters Crash the Super Dome and Shut Down Gulf Oil Lease Sale

Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Watch police clash with protesters in this original video. – By Glynn Wilson – NEW ORLEANS, La. — About 200 environmental activists from across the county marched from City Hall to the Super Dome here Wednesday and crashed an oil lease sale meeting trying to open up…

My Year as a Volunteer VIP Campground Host Comes to an End

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Secret Vistas – By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. – My eyes and my soul are drawn to one event in nature more than any other. Autumn color. I could play the innocent and talk about this natural beauty like describing playing in mud puddles as a…

Escape the City, Summer Heat and Bad News: Visit Shenandoah

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, Va. – It’s cool in the mountains this Sunday morning at first light. The birds are singing and the does and fawns are starting to move around. A few drops of water are still dripping down…

Legendary Peregrine Falcons Make Slow Comeback from DDT

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – HOGBACK MOUNTAIN, Va. – It’s officially summer now in the Shenandoah National Park, although you wouldn’t know it from the cool nighttime temperatures in the mountains, compared to the rest of the South. But it’s true. The summer solstice occurred Sunday, the longest…

Herbert Hoover’s Camp Rapidan Tour, Shenandoah National Park

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Secret Vistas – By Glynn Wilson – Who knew Herbert Hoover was such a great guy? About the only thing most Americans know about former President Hoover is that he was in office when the stock market crashed in 1929, leading to the worst Great Depression in…

Shenandoah: Daughter of the Stars

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Photos by Jane Cappe – There’s an ancient Native American legend of dubious history about a Great Spirit which allegedly made the world and gathered the morning stars together on the shores of a quiet, silver lake bordered with blue mountains, the most beautiful place on Earth.…

Oh Shenandoah in Spring: How the Fawns Escape the Bears

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…“Oh-skan-ohn-doh in Oneida.” – Secret Vistas – By Glynn Wilson – BIG MEADOWS, Va. – Finally. It’s 1:47 on a Sunday afternoon. Me and my loyal dog Jefferson are taking a break in the camper van, aided by a little afternoon air conditioning — and an April…