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Head of Henry IV identifies blood of Louis XVI (The History Blog)

An interesting history-related post from The History Blog:

More than a century ago, an Italian family purchased a dried gourd of the Cucurbita moschata species (a species that includes several pumpkins and Butternut squash). This wasn’t just any old gourd. It already have a venerable history even a hundred years ago, once used as a flask for dispensing gunpowder. It was during the French Revolution that it reached its apotheosis, getting an elaborate pyrographic decoration. From top to bottom labeled portraits of revolutionary heroes like Marat, Danton, Robespierre and royalist victims like Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and their son Louis-Charles were burned onto the gourd’s surface.

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Oetzi has World’s Oldest known Red Blood Cells (About.com European History)

An interesting history-related post from About.com European History:

As red blood cells degrade quickly, they're hard to find in most of the targets archaeologists dig. However Oetzi, whose 5,300 year old body was found preserved in an Alpine glacier, has provided the world with the oldest ones we have. Since Oetzi was found science has probed his body to discover how he lived and how he died - he appears to have been killed by his wounds - and now scientists have found red blood cells around those wounds. If you want to probe more into the science, the BBC has an explanation, but I should warn you ...

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“With Blood the ground is dyed” (Boston 1775)

An interesting history-related post from Boston 1775:

This posting concludes Ebenezer Stiles’s “Story of the Battle of Concord and Lexinton and Revear’s ride Twenty years ago”, a poetic narration of the Battle of Lexington and Concord from 1795.

Yesterday’s installment left off as Patriot militiamen were massing above the North Bridge in Concord.
The British troops with victory flushed
In wars by sea and land
Scorned their foe the often crushed
Deemed naught could them withstand
They’d fain repet to their farmer foe
The lesson taught that morn
That George’s vengeance is never slow
To who treat his laws with scorn

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Equating tribal citizenship with blood quantum (Native America, Discovered and Conquered)

An interesting history-related post from Native America, Discovered and Conquered:

Almost all American Indian tribes make their citizenship decisions today based on family descent and a required amount of Indian blood, or what is called blood quantum.

Throughout their history, few tribes used such requirements in determining who could be contributing members of tribal societies. My own tribe, the Eastern Shawnee, captured and adopted a 7 year old American boy named by the tribe Bluejacket. When he grew up he became a famous war chief. Many people in my tribe today have the last name Bluejacket and are ostensibly his descendants.

But, as suggested and perhaps as imposed by the ...

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Old Blood and Guts (History Matters: Musings of Jared Frederick)

An interesting history-related post from History Matters: Musings of Jared Frederick:

The George S. Patton Collection at Fort Knox

As was discussed in the previous post from our History Trip, Fort Knox, Kentucky is not only home to the gold depository but also the Patton Museum, home of one of the largest collections of historic tanks and the largest collection of artifacts relating to the life of General George Smith Patton, the famed WWII commander of the 7th, 3rd, and 15th Armies of that conflict. Born in San Gabriel, California on November 11, 1885, Patton was accepted at the Virginia Military Institute and then West Point. He was infamous for his ...

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