Friday, February 3, 2012

The Brenda Photo Challenge- Memories



A housing for ammunition sits in the middle of a huge fort, a reminder of the civil order we pressed upon newly populated areas along the Missouri River. A council was called here and marked by a feathers and peace pipe in a monument commemorating a meeting by Lewis and Clark with three of the large tribes in the area, telling them of an upcoming deluge of settlers coming to the area to farm and start new towns. "Your lands will become ours," had to be a bit startling to the Native Americans, but obviously they felt not a major problem in their existence. Nobody really owned these lands, they only used them. Little did they realize what would happen to them with a mass immigration of new people.







25 comments:

  1. Neat pics. Last time we were in NE we made it to Fort Robinson, which was a lot of fun :-)

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  2. Love these!!
    I think if the Indian had known what was to follow, they'd have instituted Immigration laws then and there!Hahaa...
    Happy weekend Steve!
    hughugs

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  3. Love the perspective on these photos. Colors are great too.

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  4. Beautiful images. I'm especially drawn to the first. Thanks for the background.

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  5. Love the photos, Steve. This is such a pretty part of Nebraska. :)

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  6. You find such wonderful places. I know there are places like these all over near me. I can't wait to get out there and find them.

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  7. Very Nice, I love the perspective you used

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  8. Beautiful country - you've captured interesting details! Thanks for sharing:)

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  9. Great photos. You really have a knack for catching the loneliness of the prairie.

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  10. Beautiful set of photos!! That must have been an interesting place to see.

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  11. Very interresting. I'm greatly interested in the Lewis and Clark expedition. It was a truly amazing accomplishment.

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  12. Awesome photos of an old place that must be full of ghostly memories. I've always felt so bad for the Indians and the way their culture was disregarded by so much greed. My great-grandmother was an American Indian.

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  13. I found these shots quite evocative. Good, and well shot.

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  14. Interesting place and very good pictures!
    Sue.

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  15. Looks like a great place to visit!

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  16. gosh Steve, love the old equipment and things from that era...awesome photos!

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  17. Beautiful simple yet elegant and evocative photographs. Loved them.

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  18. Another interesting photo essay, Steve, and enjoyed seeing you in the layout too.

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  19. Love seeing a bit of the history of another part of the country.

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  20. love that top photo. I imagine the great plains drove more than one settler a little crazy.

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  21. Hi Steve, There's so much rich history in Nebraska, isn't there? So glad you are sharing it with us. I'd love to visit Fort Atkinson sometime.

    Happy Super Bowl Sunday to you. May the best team win!!! I personally am for the Giants --but I truly just hope it is a good game. Anxious to see some great commercials also!!!

    Betsy

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  22. I'd like to spend some time in Nebraska. I never really thought about it's historical significance before! Great images.

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  23. That second photo is like you are inviting us to walk back in time! Gorgeous! (And thinks for the invite!)
    Blessings!
    Ann

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  24. This old fort is pretty grand shape. A very interesting post. Loved the log walls. Once the frontier, now the heart land. Interesting stuff!

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Keep it positive and informative,I enjoy hearing from you!