American independence means something different to all of us

We’ve had many ups and downs, but somehow we’ve come together and for the most part, have progressed towards that more perfect Union.

Finally captured on October 5, 1877, a century after the Articles would initiate the founding of a new country — a shining city on a hill — Chief Joseph and his tribe would have to surrender. They were prisoners in the only land they ever knew.

People are interesting things. I write about them and what makes them interesting.

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