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History of the Butterfly, Part 89: Remembering Davenport

Dr. William Jones was an anthropologist of  Meskwaki ancestory who was murdered by a member of one of the aboriginal tribes he was studying in the Philippines.  (But that is another story).  After he died, some papers which contained myths and legends from … Continue reading


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History of the Butterfly, Part 80: Colonel George Davenport

In 1816 the Americans built Fort Armstrong on a large cliff where the city of Rock Island is now located.  The Fort was about five miles from the village which was home to Black Hawk and Keokuk. The quartermaster of the troops … Continue reading

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