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Horse mask

Center of the West Displays Powerful Art and Artifacts of Bison Culture

Bear-claw necklaces, warriors' shields, and horse masks greet visitors to Paul Dyck Collection.

Cowboy, Montana, 1910

Nevadan Cowboy Artist Will James Never Revealed His Unlikely Provenance

His forte lay in depicting what it felt like to be on a spirited mount.

Monument of London toy set

Paper Toys Scale Monumental Heights in Historical Society Collection

Industrial Revolution made space for playthings for children.

William Byrd II

William Byrd Was a Colonial-era Surveyor and Satirist

How he helped draw the line between Virginia and North Carolina.

Book jacket for The Crusades of Cesar Chavez

New Biography of Cesar Chavez Unearths Gritty Truth

The charismatic organizer and leader faltered as an administrator. 

Marble statue of Artemis

How to Worship Artemis and Get Something in Return

Big show on Mount Solmissos

World map in the Western Syriac script

Wherever Syriac Is spoken

Gazetteer provides lay of the land

Masthead of the Hermanner Volksblatt

Ben Franklin’s German-Language Newspaper

Foreign-language newspapers provided insights into immigration and cultural history

cover image for Misplaced Massacre

After Much Debate, Not a Little Anguish, and Defining of Terms, Park Service Confirmed Site of Hostilities between Indians and Soldiers

Exact location of Sand Creek conflict had gone missing

Old St. Paul's Cathedral

John Donne Delivered a Sermon on Gunpowder Day in 1622. What Did It Sound Like?

Getting Donne down, virtually