June 20, 2014
As each day comes to a close we will start losing a little more daylight after June 21, 2014 (this year June 20) the official first day of summer and the longest day of the calendar year. The word “solstice” is derived from the Latin words sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still) – therefore solstice means “sun standing.”
December 21, 2013
Exploring the Forest in Winter.
April 26, 2014
Signs of Spring & the Spring Beauty
August 09, 2012
Learn about the lifestyles and town structure of Cherokee
July 18, 2012
Trespassing and encroachment are two actions that can bring about much anger and territoriality. In the mid-18th century South Carolina backcountry, Native American tribes, namely the Cherokee, displayed much anger as colonists moved near and on to Indian lands to create settlements. Backcountry colonization, tension and misunderstanding constructed a web of death, blood revenge, and pacification between settlers and Cherokees. Fear escalated in the years leading up to 1760 when two Cherokee war parties attacked the small backcountry defense, Fort Ninety Six, along the Cherokee Path.