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Remains of ‘female vampire’ found with sickle across her neck and a padlocked toe in Poland – Arkeonews

A skeleton of what archaeologists believe may have been a 17th-century female vampire has been discovered near Bydgoszcz in Poland.The team of researchers from Toruń Nicholas Copernicus University found that the body in the village of Pień had a sickle placed around its neck to prevent her from returning to…

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NY bird-watcher Christian Cooper gets National Geographic TV show : NPR

Christian Cooper, the bird-watching Black man who was the target of false accusations during an encounter in New York City’s Central Park in 2020, has a new TV show airing on National Geographic.The channel announced this week that Cooper, a lifelong bird-watcher, will host a series called Extraordinary Birder. In…

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Night of executed poets: Lessons of 1937 that Belarus has not learned | euroradio.fm

“More than 100 representatives of the Belarusian intelligentsia were executed on this night,” that’s how the articles in many publications began on that day.But there were no such articles in October 1937. There were no obituaries, either. The Soviet press was preparing Soviet people for the celebration of the 20th…

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A symbol of Indigenous genocide: “The Man of the Hole” dies in Brazil

An Indigenous man known as “The Man of the Hole” has died in Brazil. He was the last member of his tribe, and the only inhabitant of Tanaru Indigenous Territory in Rondonia state, in the western Brazilian Amazon.The rest of his people had been massacred in a series of attacks…

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D E M O N O L O G Y

Demonology is a treatise on witchcraft and the occult written by King James VI of Scotland (later James I of England), first published in 1597. The book was a major influence on the Puritan witch hunters of the 17th century, including Matthew Hopkins (the infamous “Witchfinder General” of the English…

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Sharing Medicines: Balsam Bark, Poplar Bark, Sage, Sweetgrass, and Wihkes. – YouTube

This is how they do it in Pine Creek, but don’t co-opt Indigenous practices from far off because they seem exotic. This should teach you why it’s important to learn your ancestral and local medicines from your people and the local Indigenous people if you can find them. Be one…

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The Academy apologizes to Sacheen Littlefeather for her treatment at the 1973 Oscars : NPR

NEW YORK — Nearly 50 years after Sacheen Littlefeather stood on the Academy Awards stage on behalf of Marlon Brando to speak about the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences apologized to her for the abuse she endured.The Academy Museum of…

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The Bad History Drinking Game (feat. Miniminuteman) – YouTube

Come play a drinking game with us… forever… and ever… and ever…Join me and Milo from @Miniminuteman – TikTok star, archaeology whizz, and the Margaery Tyrell to my Cersei Lannister (younger, more beautiful, etc etc) – as we torture each other with terrible, terrible history from all the dark corners of the internet. The rules of the game are simple: for each round, we predict what braindead, tired, cliche, awful talking points our ears are about to be assaulted with. Every time we guess right, we drink.

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