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    1839 This gathering was formed in such that African American women could come together and raise their voice for a cause that constantly rejected them While slavery was still breaking the backs of black men and women in the South Free Blacks in the North felt a duty and responsibility Beale Recounts the Whaling Industry Date s 1839 Location Outside US Tag s whaling whaling industry The whale industry was a vital part of the American economy in the 19th century Many able bodied men risked their lives to bring back the precious oil tied up in the blubber and head case of the enormous beasts of the sea Thomas Beale a surgeon aboard a whaling vessel spent many years observing the whaling industry first hand He took care to document the anatomy and behavior of the whales themselves Chevalier and Lowell The American Prophecy Date s 1839 Location MIDDLESEX Massachusetts Tag s Chevalier Industrial Revolution women s rights Lowell The machine once promised humanity greatness or so the 19 th century train of thought went There is nothing in the physical order of things wrote Michel Chevalier of which our race has a better right to boast than the mechanical inventions by means of which man holds in check the irregular vigour or brings forth the hidden energies of nature By the aid of mechanical The African slave revolt on La Amistad a ship embarking on a journey from Havana to bring valuables and slaves to trade emphasized teamwork when taking over the ship Date s 1839 Location PROVIDENCE Rhode Island Tag s slave ship La Amistad Amistad rebellion On July 2 1839 fifty two Africans took over La Amistad a ship embarking from Havana on a journey to bring valuables and slaves to trade killing the captain cook

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    Recounts the Whaling Industry Date s 1839 Location Tag s whaling whaling industry The whale industry was a vital part of the American economy in the 19th century Many able bodied men risked their lives to bring back the precious oil tied up in the blubber and head case of the enormous beasts of the sea Thomas Beale a surgeon aboard a whaling vessel spent many years observing the whaling

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    Lucy Larcom s poem Hannah Binding Shoes was a sailor s wife in the early nineteenth century A weathered woman who has waited twenty years for word of her husband s whereabouts she has remained steadfastly by her window overlooking the shore in Beverly Massachusetts binding shoes She continued to ask passing neighbors of news from the harbor but no news would ever pertain Food Conditions Aboard the Ship Morrison Date s September 16 1844 to March 23 1846 Location NEW LONDON Connecticut Tag s whaling industry Food Provisions On the monday morning of September 16 in 1844 the ship Morrison of New London Conn sailed out for a whaling voyage that concluded in 1846 On board the first mate Rev Thomas Douglass recorded the happenings of the Morrison in a log book often mentioning the poor quality of food and the ways that the ship s crew tried to supplement themselves with other foods Whalers like the Morrison Beale Recounts the Whaling Industry Date s 1839 Location Outside US Tag s whaling whaling industry The whale industry was a vital part of the American economy in the 19th century Many able bodied men risked their lives to bring back

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    Fort Pontchartrain Detroit In one particularly colorful episode he recounts an altercation between the Odawa tribe and Sir William Johnson who had taken a Native American man hostage and cut off his right arm and nose For revenge the Odawa captured a Highland soldier burned him and subsequently ate his nose and arm This vicious act of cannibalism stuck out vividly to Gist who had seen many sides of the Native Americans throughout his stay with them This episode is significant as it describes one side of the relations between the Native Americans and the European settlers in the area the violent side Not all of the relations at this time were violent like this in fact many were entirely peaceful Gist himself was adopted into a family during his captivity and treated well However the violence of the Native Americans was usually the trait that stuck the most for European settlers The supposed ferocity of Native American warriors was often used to the advantage of European and American settlers who used alliances with different tribes to promote their own military aims in struggles over the ownership of the land Notable battles include the siege of Pontiac on the Fort

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    his dream of becoming a doctor in the late nineteenth century but how was that possible given the horrendous circumstances that slaves endured His career began as the result of an argument between his master slave holder and a planter The dispute revolved about the question of the innate mental capacity of the Negro The advancement in African American rights due to the 1st Rhode Island regiment s successful defense of Major General John Sullivan s unit in the battle of Newport Rhode Island Date s August 29 1790 Location Newport Rhode Island Tag s Revolutionary War 1st Rhode Island Regiment General John Sullivan In Major General John Sullivan s letter to George Washington Commander in chief of the Continental Army he explains how both the dwindling size of his force and the great numbers of the British justify his necessary retreat from Newport Rhode Island where the British were rapidly approaching He continues however by praising the skillful tactics and brave stand the 1 st General Sullivan s Campaign Against Western Indians Date s June 1790 to August 1790 Location Ontario New York Tag s Indian Removal Westward Expansion General John Sullivan Iroquois Indians In the late months of 1778 General John Sullivan of Washington s army began his long excursion up the eastern coast with one simple goal in mind to conquer as much land as possible Sullivan s expedition known as the Campaign against Western Indians was one of the first campaigns in a long serious of Indian Removal actions culminating in the official policy of President Andrew Letter from John Jacob Astor to his merchant Peter Smith regarding the fur trade Date s November 2 1790 Location Albany New York Tag s fur trade Astor Economy John Jacob Astor was America s first multimillionaire Mr Astor German born moved to the United States in 1784 Shortly after he began his commercial career in fur trafficking Mr Astor a keen businessman recognized early on the possibilities of immense fortune in both furs and peltries The rich peltries of the North had been pursued by the early traders The Indians had little knowledge The Boston Tea Party A Turning Point in a Revolution Date s December 16 1790 Location Suffolk Massachusetts Tag s Boston Tea Party Revolution On December 16 1773 during one of the most important times of the Revolution George Hewes describes dressing in costume of an Indian and arrived ing at the wharf in Boston harbor along with about sixty other civilians He and his fellow Patriots began to throw the tea overboard from boats in the harbor This totaled about 340 chests While the tea was falling into the Language and Warfare of the Adirondacks and Five Nations Date s April 16 1790 to December 1 1790 Location Ontario New York Tag s Native Americans Journal Five Tribes French European settlers and the Native American tribes had always had barriers that prevented them from fully understanding each other In 1768 a man named John

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    the Ohio Valley was captured by Huron Native Americans in 1758 and lived with them for a year before being released and heading west In a record of his capitivity Gist describes the relative locations of the major tribes in the area and the state of the land in the area around Fort Pontchartrain Detroit In one particularly colorful episode he recounts Escape from an Indian Master Matthew Bunn in Detroit Date s 1793 Location Tag s Native Americans Michigan Detroit British Conflict Matthew Bunn who was captured by Native Americans in the Ohio region in 1791 escaped after two years and fled on foot to Detroit only to run into Native people who knew his face and his escapee status He describes running into the Native people and also their relations with the local fort and British military the Native people would bring the scalps of American men women and children in exchange Le Nain Rouge The Red Devil in Detroit City Date s 1790 Location Tag s Superstitions New France Detroit The founder of the city of Detroit Antoine Laumet de La Mothe Sieur de Cadillac s feet first touched the ground that would become his great city

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    and an Arm Odawa Retaliation Date s September 14 1790 Location all counties Northwest Territory Tag s European Settlers Gist Detroit cannibalism Violence Native Americans Thomas Gist the son of an Indian agent in the Ohio Valley was captured by Huron Native Americans in 1758 and lived with them for a year before being released and heading west In a record of his capitivity Gist describes the relative locations of

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    can be relieved in a night of hedonistic fun or relaxation with many Techno parties and other social events throughout the city But for Detroiters who are shy of the partying age NYE still marks an especially fun day with the annual New Year s Eve Family Fun Run The Run has been a highlight on the calendar of Bell I ll Date s 1869 Location WAYNE Michigan Tag s Belle Isle Detroit A hopefully satirical article in the Detroit Free Press in 1869 offered a very strange legend concerning the naming of Belle Isle It was said that back when the Island was inhabited by Native Americans there was a beautiful woman named Bell Her father Stick in the Mud was a leader of the tribe on Belle Isle One day Bell nearly drowned in the Detroit River but was saved by J Adolphus a white Travel in Comfort and Style with the Detroit and Milwaukee Railroad Date s 1856 Location WAYNE Michigan Tag s P W Norris Detroit Railroad Steamboats A 1856 advertisement for a railway company and a steamship company offered trips via either mode of transportation down the Detroit River and through the railways of the major cities and states in the Upper Midwest The advertisement probably originally published in regional newspapers also includes the multiple connections that could be made through either the steamship route or the railway to other Two New State Prisons Rise in Northeast Detroit Date s October 3 1988 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s African American history Prison system Detroit Nortown African American migrants who came to cities like Detroit with ambitious dreams about prosperity in the North were sadly disappointed during times of recession in the city when there were not enough jobs available for them As a consequence of

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