posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 09:27 PM
I believe there are a lot of misconceptions about history in the public school systems. I don't know what publisher they are using these days but I
seem to remember there is a slant to what the schools want to teach to students. History, to me is more than dates of wars, government programs and
what president was in office when these things took place.
I did some genealogy research and read a lot of books about the southwest, read some college archives on the internet, and books that authors had
written about their families. I learned a lot about history and lifestyle, crime (both white collar and cowboy), a lot of information about the
indian tribes and how they lived among and outside other tribes and about how the country was settled by grants from kings, and who truly settled the
southwest, I ordered books and received copies of microfilmed baptisms, marriages, etc. recorded by the Catholic Parishes and documents from the
government archives in Washington D.C. and history became real to me, more so than ever. Unfortunately, that is the only area of the US that I really
tried to learn and understand about. Wish I could get interested in the northeast area.