Home Tours Travel Guide About Us Archives Contact Us

Newsletter Index   |  Photo Archives  

What's New • July 2007
Greetings, Regulars and Other Friends



The Sioux Wars: The Minnesota and Dakota Uprisings,
September 17-24, 2007

executionTraveling with Ed Bearss on the trail of the Santee Sioux uprising through Minnesota and North Dakota is, for obvious reasons, far better than having been there in 1862 through 1864. His knowledge of The Sioux Wars and his unique ability to convey that knowledge is unparalleled among historian guides.

On this tour Ed takes you from the verdant glacial lake country of Minnesota to the haunting badlands of North Dakota. You will learn of the Santee Sioux's violent response to white settlers' encroachment on their land and the price they paid for their actions. Upon leaving Minnesota, the tour will follow the path of the Punitive Expedition of 1864 across North Dakota. After Ed takes you to Killdeer Mountain, the site of the Santee's last battle, you will travel to Medora in the North Dakota Badlands to see where future president Theodore Roosevelt learned firsthand about cattle ranching and the rough life.

There is still a little time to sign up. Don't miss this opportunity to go on another Ed Bearss historical expedition. Contact us soon at 1-800-628-8542.




Oliver Hazard Perry: The War of 1812 on Lake Erie

The Lake Erie tour received rave reviews from HistoryAmerica travelers. Thank you to Craig Symonds for giving us the big picture and at the same time filling us in on personalities and sidelights that make the history and the people we learn about both real and human. Thank you to Phil Waldron for doing a superb job of all the detail work that makes the tour run like clockwork. Lastly, thank you to our wonderful travelers whose avid interest in the past makes this and other HistoryAmerica tours possible. You are truly an exceptional group.



Coming Soon — 2008 Schedule

The announcement of our exciting 2008 tour schedule! You will be pleased with the illustrious new lineup of learning vacations. Our mission is "taking you where history happened," and the '08 programs will continue the tradition of reliving the past with the country's most prominent Historian Guides. Watch the website; the complete list will be there by the end of this month.



Happy Birthday, Ed

BearssOn June 26, Ed Bearss turned 84 years young and everyone who knows him would love to have his energy and vigor.

The occasion was celebrated in grand style on Friday, June 22, at the Hilton Hotel in Arlington, Va. Eighty-five people gathered for dinner and cake. Gifts included more than $5,000, which was donated to Ed's choice for preservation, the Mine Creek Battlefield in Pleasanton, Kansas. Arnold Schofield from the battlefield foundation was present to accept the donation.

This party is steeped in tradition. The 16th such party, the local Bearss brigade are the organizers and Kieran McAuliffe of Toronto, Canada, designs the birthday graphics. Many friends and admirers come yearly from all across the country to celebrate Ed's birthday and participate in his passion for battlefield preservation. HistoryAmerica is sad that we could be present only in spirit.



<<top © 2007 HistoryAmerica TOURS

4265 Peridot Lane • Rapid City SD 57702
(800) 628-8542 • (605) 348-2250 • Fax (605) 342-8471
Updated 17-Jul-2007