Chief Joseph and the BIA

The Office of Indian Affairs was formed on March 11, 1824, by Secretary of War John C. Calhoun, who created the agency as a division within his department, without authorization from the United States Congress. Renamed the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in 1947, it is currently responsible for the administration and management of 55,700,000 acres (225,000 km²) of land held in trust by the … Continue reading Chief Joseph and the BIA

Davaar Island - Cheyenne, U.S. Bicentennial (1976)

Davaar Island [Local Post] – U.S.A. Bicentennial (1976)

Davaar Island (Eilean Dà Bhàrr in Scottish Gaelic) is located at the mouth of Campbeltown Loch off the east coast of Kintyre, in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It is a tidal island, linked to the mainland by a natural shingle causeway called the Dhorlin near Campbeltown at low tide. The crossing can be made in around 40 minutes. Davaar was known as the island of … Continue reading Davaar Island [Local Post] – U.S.A. Bicentennial (1976)