Daniel Boone in Boonesborough I

Lead: In the Spring of 1775 Daniel Boone led a party of settlers into the Valley of the Kentucky River and established the village of Boonesborough.
Intro.: "A Moment in Time" with Dan Roberts.
Content: The settlement was a part of a large land development scheme promoted by Richard Henderson of North Carolina. Boone was promised substantial acreage if he would guide the party and negotiate safe passage from the Cherokees who lived in the area. 

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Lewis and Clark Expedition

Lead: Ocean in view, oh! The Joy.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: "Great joy in camp... We are view of the ocean... This great Pacific Ocean which we have been so long anxious to See." Thus William Clark announced of the end of their long trek, but this entry in his journal on November 7, 1805 was wrong. As he was to find out, he was actually viewing the huge estuary of the Columbia River whose salty and brackish waters stretch 20 miles inland from its mouth in present day Washington state.

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Battle of Wounded Knee II

Lead: The last major action in the Indian Wars was a major mistake, a culmination of fear, frustration, misunderstanding and false assumptions.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: The massacre at Wounded Knee Creek in late December 1890 happened resulted from a religious revival among certain clans of the Sioux Confederation and a long-running dispute between the Indian Bureau, part of the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Army.

 

 

Battle of Wounded Knee I

Lead: The last major armed conflict between whites and Native Americans ended on December 29, 1890 along Wounded Knee creek.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: In the cold early morning hours of December 29, 1890 elements of 7th and 9th United States Cavalry surrounded approximately 350 Miniconjous Sioux led by Big Foot camped at Wounded Knee twenty miles from the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in southwestern South Dakota. Within a brief time over 150 Sioux had been killed with another 44 wounded about half were women and children. More would later die of exposure. Army casualties were not small. Over 60 troopers were wounded or killed. In retrospect, such a high sacrifice of life on both sides made little sense. It resulted from broken promises, emotional despair, faulty expectations, professional ineptitude, and bureaucratic infighting.

 

 

Last Full Measure – Wovoka, Ghost Dancer

Lead: For 400 years service men and women have fought to carve out and defend freedom and the civilization we know as America. This series on A Moment in Time (is presented by the people of _________ and) is devoted to the memory of those warriors, whose devotion gave, in the words of Lincoln at Gettysburg, the last full measure.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: By the late 1880s many of the Plains tribes had been forced onto reservations. With their main source of food, the buffalo, hunted to near extinction, hunger and disease were rampant. Mismanagement and corruption within the Bureau of Indian Affairs resulted in a lack of rations and supplies and overall poor living conditions. In the wake of hopelessness and despair, a religious movement spread through Indian encampments throughout the west.

 

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The Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute II

Lead: The Hopi-Navajo land dispute derives much of its intensity because it is wrapped up in issues of energy independence, resource exploitation, and environmental annihilation.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: After centuries of peaceful cohabitation, the arrival of white civilization pushed the Hopi and Navajo tribes into close proximity in the Four Corners region of northeast Arizona. What would be a normal intertribal dispute caused by the crowding, has been vastly complicated because their individual and shared lands sit on top of enormous energy resources, particularly coal.

The Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute I

Lead: The Navajo-Hopi land dispute involves an excruciatingly complex mix of tradition, religion, economic exploitation, scarce energy resources, and environmental devastation.

Intro: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: In the American Southwest, the states of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah come together at a precise point in the middle of the desert. The region surrounding that point is known as the Four Corners. This is the home of two Native American tribal groupings, the Hopi and the Navajo.

LFM- Navajo Codetalkers

Lead: For 400 years service men and women have fought to carve out and defend freedom and the civilization we know as America. This series on A Moment in Time is devoted to the memory of those warriors, whose devotion gave, in the words of Lincoln at Gettysburg, the last full measure.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: One of the daunting challenges of modern warfare is insuring that communications remain secure. As code-breaking technology has progressed and skills have grown internationally, intelligence experts who are successful in penetrating command and control networks of their enemies could never be certain that the same thing had not been done to them.