Dancers at the Grand Entry procession

A 21st Century Pow Wow Near Chicago

Loud drumming and spirited vocalizations, at once jarring and beautiful, filled my ears as Native American pow wow dancers spun and swayed within the grassy dance circle. In a long procession that marked the evening’s Grand Entry, they followed military veterans bearing eagle feather staffs, and the U.S. and Canadian…

Mysteries Beneath The Lost Colony of Aztalan

By 1250 AD, in the quiet cornfields of southern Wisconsin, a fortified frontier town of several hundred people was suddenly abandoned. The town they left behind became an enduring mystery — strange pyramid mounds, huge brick walls and chilling evidence of cannibalism. Today this quiet windswept place is known as…