Today's road trip involves
~* time travel *~
If you could go back in time to research any period, what would it be?
FINALLY MY HISTORY DEGREE IS OF USE.
(Actually it comes in handy all the time, because I research a lot for both my day job and my writing. Rest assured, State of Arkansas, your investment in my education was not in vain.)
So as I have related elsewhere, I'm about as white as white girls come. However, being from Oklahoma, my family does have a smidgen of Indian heritage, as Okies are wont to do.* From a very young age, Native American history fascinated me... probably because once we moved to St. Louis, I latched onto that little bit of different in an attempt to be interesting.
(Instead, I told my third grade class that I was Cherokee-- pronounced "chair-ROW-key." In case you're wondering, um, that pronunciation is wrong.)
|Geronimo (below) and Ft. Sill (above)|
Oklahoma Historical Society
So it's really a no brainer: I'd choose to see North America pre-colonization, particularly the south and west. If I got multiple choices, I'd jump forward to the second half of the 1800s as well. But I'd only go if a bulk order of sunscreen would survive the trip. My 0.05% Native American skin needs all the protection it can get.
*No I do not think I am descended from Cherokee princesses. But if you're wondering, my mother has a CDIB confirming our Chickasaw ancestry, which means we qualify for tribal enrollment; my dad's side is Choctaw but no one can track down any proof there.
And while I'm on about it: Dear hipsters, take off your damn headdresses. And then read the rest of that blog.
ETA: Very interesting discussion on headdress link, courtesy of Kirsten.
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