Historical Hairdos

  True or False Chief Pontiac, who is associated with the only attack on Fort Pitt, had a pompadour like Elvis Presley. Elvis' great-great-great-grandmother, Morning White Dove,  was a full-blooded Cherokee. Elvis impersonators are common today in Ottawa Indian territory, and French colonists first called the native inh...
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McKees Rocks Indian Mound4

Desperate Workers Used Mound to Keep Dream Alive -- As far as anyone knows, no event at the prehistoric McKees Rocks Indian Mound was as significant as what occurred 111 years ago. Thousands of people speaking a half dozen languages gathered next to what remained of the burial site. Not that anyone knew what had been there before. They were desperately focuse...
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McKees Rocks Indian Mound3

BELIEVE IT OR NOT -- Evidence of a tiny race of archaeologists was discovered . . . What? I got what backwards? Oh, . . . yeah, well, . . . never mind. It's probably just photoshopped photos to promote the Giants in America Myth. This post is . . . Of Giants, Aliens, Israelites and Failed Mound Makeovers Did they find evidence of giants when they dug up the McKees Rocks ...
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McKees Rocks Indian Mound2

How a Burial Site Disappeared, or the Mound Beneath Our Feet A postcard in the first decade of the 1900s shows stone taken from under the burial site to raise Chartiers Avenue and later the buildings along it. The rail tracks brought fill directly from the McKees Rocks quarry. When we last visited the McKees Rocks Indian Mound, it was 1896 and outraged locals chased...
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