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Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Trace, Day Three

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This is the Tombigbee Waterway. Quite an accomplishment of moving earth, connecting the Tennessee and Tombigbee rivers.

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Looking downstream to a lock system.

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This is Carla’s picture of a field of cotton.

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Close up. An amazing plant really.

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We stopped at a location of a Choctaw village that described their living in summer and winter houses. Of course, they used what was around them, including black walnut. I suggested that Carla use black walnut for her hair, since we have plenty at home. It was too bad that the various Native American tribes were in many instances enemies of each other. The French, Spanish, and British used this animosity to further their agendas, ultimately weakening the tribes to the point that the European Invasion could not be stopped. The European outcome would have been the same, but it probably would have taken much longer and at a higher cost if the tribes had banded together.

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