When European immigrants began settling in the hills and hollows of the Appalachian Mountains, they found rugged and hard-tamed lands. Cherokee peoples were the largest population, with Iroquois, Shawnee, and other tribes living off the lands. Pioneers worked hard to build lives for themselves, their kin-folk, and future generations by sowing seed, farming, logging, and … [Read more...] about Did a Pig Really Start America’s Most Famous Feud?
Every few days, it seems, a social media post appears on my feed asking me to decide who is the greatest NBA player of all time. Michael Jordan, Lebron James? You decide. Keeping with the Southern Voice’s policy of objective journalism, I would never take a side in such a debate; I would never tell you that Michael Jordan is the greatest NBA player of all time and anyone who … [Read more...] about The One and Only “Pistol” Pete Maravich
BREC Memorial Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is a 21,500-seat open-ended coliseum-style stadium that was built in 1952. It has been used for concerts, monster truck rallies, and like the great coliseum in Rome, it has been flooded with water and used for boating and skiing championships. It is probably best known as a high school football venue, though it once hosted an … [Read more...] about Learning to Fly, Cajun Style
Less than two weeks after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the intrepid pathfinder, Daniel Boone lounged in his Sunday go-to church clothes at Fort Boonesborough, Kentucky, pondering matters facing the small settlement bearing his name. Like the rest of the settlers, his family prepared for the Sunday gathering. Even though Boonesborough was without a preacher or … [Read more...] about Kidnapped and Rescued; The Heroics of Daniel Boone
In the early years of the new United States of America, the Southeastern part of the continent was home to a large native American population. Early on, government leaders, in a plan backed by inaugural President George Washington, adopted a policy of trying to "civilize" the Native Americans to have them adapt to the customs of the white settlers. Christianity, property … [Read more...] about Good Lord Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise