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dave 2020-07-09 12:02:25
yes, a very different Indian scenario from the plains cowboys and Indian movies, and a very tragic event.
grant228 2020-07-08 08:07:01
Dave, I did see some Native Americans protesting at a South Dakota get-together involving your elected leader. Some of the most poignant images I've seen are those involving the Trail of Tears.
dave 2020-07-06 18:33:16
Grant, not really. Right now in America, most of the focus is on negative aspects of our European heritage with respect to African Americans, and to erase that history. Native Americans and the injustices done to them have not been in that conversation at all.
grant228 2020-07-02 07:47:29
Dave, there is a large push to make Australians more aware of Aboriginal history, culture and languages, similar to the steps taken in New Zealand with the Maori population. Is something similar happening the US with your original inhabitants?
dave 2020-06-29 17:17:05
Grant, Most of the Old Cowboy and Indian movies in America were focused on the Great Plains Indians, which were really only a few of many North American Indian cultures, so it tends to distort, or create a tunnel vision of pre-US America

On the John Elway quiz, I'm not sure. Either someone on a very big site gave us a link, or possibly it's not legitimate. I'll have to have a closer look.
grant228 2020-06-28 23:08:49
Dave, what's happening with the John Elway quiz? You'll be rivalling Facebook with user traffic!
grant228 2020-06-25 05:36:43
Yes, Dave. I was raised on a diet of 'cowboy and injun' movies where little thought was given to why American Indians were trying to save what was theirs. My country has a similar poor history when it comes to dispossession of native people. It was only when I was researching a quiz for PeopleQuiz on Joseph Banks I discovered he (Banks) was the recipient of the pickled head of a local freedom fighter, Pemulwuy, who wrought bedlam among the first white settlers for many years. Thankfully attitudes are changing.
dave 2020-06-24 17:28:54
Grant, I suspect it was more like at the time Wisconsin was a vast wilderness and the main inhabitants were still Indians, so it was swiped from the state before there was any organized western liaison there to contest, and I think we know the prevailing attitude of early Americans about respecting Indian territory, unfortunately.
grant228 2020-06-24 01:36:23
So, Dave, at the risk of incurring the ire of any Wisconians/Wisconsinites/Wisconsinians?, are they the push-overs of your region?
dave 2020-06-23 12:58:12
Grant, yes, I recall from what you said, and/or other info, that the Tasmanian Devil is not that vicious. The Wolverine certainly is.
In the land dispute with Ohio over the Toledo territory, Ohio won the battle there, but as consolation Michigan was granted the vast wilderness of the upper peninsula of Michigan. I'd say Michigan came out pretty well and Wisconsin was the real loser.
grant228 2020-06-23 02:35:21
Dave, it sounds like Warner Bros should have used your vicious wolverines for their cartoons instead of picking on our poor, maligned Tassie Devil!
dave 2020-06-19 14:12:29
Grant, great question, and I'm impressed that you know that its questionable how many - if any at all - wolverines were ever in the state.
The most popular theory involves the Michigan Ohio dispute over a strip of land between the two states, in which the Ohioans called us Michiganders "as vicious and bloodthirsty as wolverines", and Michiganders adopted it.
There's a bit more on that at
Wolverines are known to be quite vicious by the way.
grant228 2020-06-18 07:52:57
Dave, while watching one of my favourite shows, "Planet America", they did a quick run-down of Michigan as one of the possible swing states in November and spoke about your home being the wolverine state. Why is it called that if you don't have any native wolverines?
dave 2020-06-11 17:38:43
Ha, ok thats right :)
zendyk 2020-06-10 20:27:31
Dave, there is no Nell. That was me. Thanks for your help, BTW.
dave 2020-06-10 14:48:48
Nell, click on my name wherever you see it hyperlinked. That takes you to my profile. then look right under my picture. There should be a button that says "send a private message". I'll send you one, then you should be able to click on private meaages on the left rail, click on the message, and reply.

Zendyk. No problem. glad your back.

We used to have a "contact us" menu item. not sure where it went. I'll have to look into that.
zendyk 2020-06-09 20:21:50
Finally back! Thanks, Dave!
NellMHW 2020-06-08 13:47:46
Dave, there is no option for me to send a private message here as NellMHW. I will try your email. Thanks.
dave 2020-06-08 12:31:05
Lis, I will work on this but give me a day or so. Can you start a private message thread here so we can converse there , or you can email me at innovativeamb at gmail dot com. whats happening when you try to change your password? it should send the new one to your email I think.
NellMHW 2020-06-08 01:18:00
Sorry then.
grant228 2020-06-07 21:53:40
Good morning, Lis. That's the other Grant from Australia. I'm a Heaton.
grant228 2020-06-07 08:02:33
Lis, I have checked again but no message is there. Do you have the right name?
grant228 2020-06-06 21:57:43
Good morning, Lis. I have received nothing from you on Facebook. As your problem is a technical one, it's out of my league. Dave is the expert there. I hope he sorts it out soon.
NellMHW 2020-06-06 19:47:42
This is freaking me out that no one is answering. Have I been banned from the site for some reason?
NellMHW 2020-06-06 04:48:06
Very frustrating that I can't access my own quizzes or write any new ones. So stressful!
NellMHW 2020-06-05 20:29:53
This is Lis (zendyk). I deleted all my computer's cookies, so I can't log in to the site. I tried "change password" and "forgot password" I tried the password that has been mine for a long time. NOTHING has worked. I messaged Grant and Dave on facebook too. Finally, I registered as someone else, just so I could get on here and communicate with someone. Can any of you PLEASE help me log in to my own account? I'm out of ideas. Feel free to email me at Thanks.
dave 2020-06-04 12:58:36
Grant, no need to add anything to that :)
grant228 2020-06-03 21:59:14
Dave, rather than have a foreigner comment on your domestic strife, I thought the following quote may be more appropriate. “This is an awful man, waving a book he hasn’t read, in front of a church he doesn’t attend, invoking laws he doesn’t understand, against fellow Americans he sees as enemies, wielding a military he dodged serving, to protect power he gained via accepting foreign interference, exploiting fear and anger he loves to stoke, after failing to address a pandemic he was warned about, and building it all on a bed of constant lies and childish inanity.” -- Robert Hendrickson, Rector at St. Philip’s in the Hills, Episcopal Church in Tucson, Arizona.
dave 2020-06-03 12:34:02
Grant, I hope it's not going to collapse. Locally we are fine here. I think many governors are going to be challenged in the bigger cities, and perhaps if a nameless person in Washington would quit stoking the fire it could be put out. :) Some political commentary from me for a change. :)
grant228 2020-06-02 08:47:24
Dave, contrary to popular belief, there are parts of my nation that are cool and sustain a healthy apple growing industry. Our southernmost state of Tasmania is nicknamed the Apple Isle. On more serious matters, our media have been flooded with the shocking scenes of US riots and stories telling us America is on the brink on social collapse. Is it as bad as has been conveyed?®    Introduction    Privacy Policy    Conditions of Use    

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