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Inuit history – Native Americans

By |2018-04-24T09:52:08+00:00August 9th, 2017|History|

Inuit carving of a sea lion The early Inuit The Inuit lived along the eastern coast of Siberia and in Alaska, on both sides of the Bering Strait. (Some people call them the Eskimo, but that's an insulting Algonquin word for them). The Inuit fished and hunted seals and walruses and caribou. Inuit trade with [...]

Crimean War – History of Russia

By |2018-04-16T12:31:00+00:00May 30th, 2017|Central Asia, History|

British soldiers in the Crimean War When Catherine the Great died in 1796 AD, her son Paul became the czar of Russia. But Paul was not really up to the job. Almost immediately Paul agreed to an alliance with Austria, Spain, and Britain against the French general Napoleon, but Napoleon kept winning battles. [...]

Peter and Catherine – Russian History

By |2017-05-30T23:31:10+00:00May 30th, 2017|Central Asia, History|

Sophia, ruling as Regent Michael Romanov, the first czar elected by representatives of the people, took power in 1613 AD. Czar Michael made peace with Lithuania and Sweden, and managed to take control of Ukraine and Kiev away from Poland. During the 1650s, the czars conquered more and more of Central Asia until [...]