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The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
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Silent-Porn-Star: The Trix Rabbit Was A Penis Bearing Trickster

Silent-Porn-Star: The Trix Rabbit Was A Penis Bearing Trickster | Cultural History | Scoop.it

Upon learning that the Trix Rabbit "is probably the most striking example of a cereal trickster who closely follows the mythic conventions of the North American tricksters in particular," I began to ponder "tricksters" again.

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Why Do So Many People Erroneously Claim American Indian Ancestry, and What is the Wish Behind That Claim?

Why Do So Many People Erroneously Claim American Indian Ancestry, and What is the Wish Behind That Claim? | Cultural History | Scoop.it

Digging up the tangled roots of Americans’ (generally erroneous) belief in their own Indian heritage.


Discussed: White Americans Taking on Faux–American Indian Identities, Bob Dylan, The Two Most Popular Ancestral Myths in the United States, Elizabeth Warren’s High Cheekbones, The “Right Kind of People,” The Spirit of the Continent, 1820s “Vanishing Native” Narratives, Mohawk Insults, Grave

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5 Ridiculous Myths You Probably Believe About the Dark Ages

5 Ridiculous Myths You Probably Believe About the Dark Ages | Cultural History | Scoop.it

Although the Dark Ages were definitely darker than modern times (in the same way cellphone reception was significantly worse during the Bronze Age), they were by no means the bottomless pit of despair they're generally presented as. In the name of correcting some popular misconceptions about the period, let's take on myths you almost certainly have been led to believe.

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