February 20, 2005 |
Both of the stakes races on today's program at Santa Anita are scheduled for about 6 1/2 furlongs on the turf, but both are almost certain to be run on the main track given all the rain that has fallen in the last couple of days. A switch to dirt would be fine with Indian Country in the $75,000 Daytona Handicap, the first of the two stakes; the other is the $125,000 Sensational Star for older California-breds.
July 18, 2004 |
Writing of his travels in the Southwest in 1924, D.H. Lawrence counted 800 cars in a parking lot on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona, where some 3,000 tourists had gathered to see a performance of the famous Snake Dance. Most of them managed to convince themselves that they were witnessing something authentic and sacred. For Lawrence, however, the spectacle was something wholly debased. "And what had we come to see, all of us? Men with snakes in their mouths, like a circus?"
April 4, 2003 |
A federal arrest warrant has been issued for a second former American Indian Movement security guard in the 1970s slaying of an AIM activist involved in the 1973 Wounded Knee standoff with federal agents, officials said Thursday. Authorities said they were looking for John Graham, also known as John Boy Patton, originally from Canada's Yukon.
November 22, 2002 |
Neal A. McCaleb, whose 17 months as the Bush administration's top official for Indian programs have been marred by controversy concerning management of Indian trust funds, has given notice he will retire at the end of the year. "It is with great reluctance, deep regret and a sense of personal loss that I accept the retirement of Neal McCaleb," Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton said in a statement.
December 18, 2001 |
A Native History of Early America by Daniel Richter Harvard University Press $26, 320 pages Two hundred years after the Pilgrims on the Mayflower landed at Plymouth on Dec. 22, 1620, Daniel Webster delivered a bicentennial address praising their influence on the American Revolution and what would become the United States. "The world has seen nothing like this," Webster said.
October 25, 1997 |
It's barely autumn, but morning dawned at 8 below zero and the pockets on the discarded pool table outside the village office are stuffed with snow. The moose that Ernest Erick hung out back is frozen stiff. The sled dogs stand silent, a still life of frosty fur and reproachful blue eyes, except for the breath clouding around their heads.