Monday, March 6, 2017

Visit to Black Hawk museum

My son wanted to visit a museum. After searching some of them we decided to go to Blackhawk Museum. 




I had a little confusion about the museum. First I thought it was only an automotive museum. As my son is vehicle buff, we thought of taking him there. After we finished watching all the cars in display, we went to the second floor of the museum. 


The second floor was totally different. The name was “Spirit of the old west”. First I couldn’t understand what was that. I saw the statues of two cowboys. Then I realized it was all about the history about the war between the native Indians and the white settlers.


 As the settlers had been trying to move from east to west and trying to capture lands from the Indians, rift started between the two groups. After reading some of the write-ups there I found out that  all the display article were a great collation of a person named Jerry Fick . He had a big collection of miniatures figurines depicting the life back at that time. That was a huge display Another person named Ken Behring created this museum with the collections.


There I saw a vast history of the native indians. I learned about their daily life, how gradually they lost to the American settlers, how the settlers occupied the land, how the life changed gradually. 


Before the invasion of the settlers nomadic tribe lived on the land. The bisons were inseparable from their lives. They used each and every part of the bisons in their daily lives from food, clothing, and other things they used in their day to day lives, are made by using some of the body parts of the bisons.  Apart from bison they also used she eps skins, rabbit skins in their lives. Their life was very simple moved around hunting, farming, and small trading. 


They usually lived in small villages. One interesting fact I came to know that they named their children within 10 days of birth, with the name of the clan. The clan was usually created with the name of the successful hunters and their kins.In Fact Black Hawk was one of the prominent Indian leader. According to the native Indian everything possess spirit. To them Earth was most important, mother of all spirit.


All the pieces of history could be seen there. How gradually the settlers captured the total land. The transcontinental railroad created a drastic change among the civilizations. With flourishing railroad industry, the train robbery also increased drastically. Many of the robbers pictures could be seen in the museum. I saw picture of four brothers, who were police turned into out laws due to very small salary in the law keepers job. 



27 comments:

  1. Bonjour,

    Ce fut alors une belle surprise ! Ce musée présente de belles collections !
    Merci pour ce délicieux partage.

    Gros bisous 🌸

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  2. Those beautiful shinny cars - wow...guess the lights make them shine more.

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  3. Wow, you do find some cool places to visit with your son. I think my youngest son would like this museum too. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind words.

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  4. my boyfriend loves that kind of old cars;D

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  5. My eldest son is a senior at college in Colorado and just wrote a paper about this very topic. History tends to gloss things over and people change the facts to suit their own agendas. Sadly, instead of learning from the past, humans keep making the same mistakes over and over and over.

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  6. What a great museum...you saw not only great old cars but also got a good history lesson in. Life was very sad for the Native Americans. They had a very simple life-living off the land and living close to nature. It just saddens me to think how their lives changed. xo Diana

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  7. That sounds like a great museum. If you ever find yourself out here on the east coast, your son would love Heritage Museum and Gardens in my hometown on Cape Cod. There are several buildings on the property, including 'the round barn' which is full of old cars. There is a carousel in another building that also has historical artifacts from this area. And a small 'tree tops' and zipline area in the trees.

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  8. What a strange mixture for a museum, would love to see those cars.

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  9. Hi Krishna, What a wonderful and informative post from this incredible museum. I loved this and seeing all your great photos. I'm sure your son loved it. Thanks for sharing!!
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  10. I am not so often in museums, but this museum seems to be very interesting. You have made very nice pictures.
    Have a nice weekend,
    Christine

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  11. What a great museum!!! Amazing cars and I love to read about the history!

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  12. Yeah it was sad that us Americans took what the true Americans once had. In high school I loved reading about Native Americans and how they lived.They only took from the land what they needed, unlike us now who waste much. So sad.Janice

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  13. An interesting museum to visit. There's is plenty to learn about the cowboys and native Indians.

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  15. Hello Virtual Friend!

    Happy Women's Day, Krishna:)

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  16. Krishna, those are some beautiful automobiles. We learned about the horrors that the Native Americans suffered at the hands of the "white people" in school and it sure seems that some people didn't get the message as it certainly is still going on. This is a great country but there are still people who have a lot to learn..Happy Wednesday and thanks for your visit..Judy

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  17. Another wonderful post. Thank you for the glimpse back into history - gorgeous photos!!

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  18. Those vintage cars are stunning. And I enjoyed the history.
    Amalia
    xo

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  19. Congratulations on your work, I love the photos!!kiss
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  20. Nice museum!
    HAPPY WEEKEND
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  21. Loved reading about this interesting museum. Great pics!

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  22. Excellent post (as always)!Thank you very much :)

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  23. Que maravilla de museo,ideal para pasar una tarde.
    Bss apretaos desde España!!!

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  24. That looks like a very interesting museum - a bit of something for everyone. I would love to photograph those cars. They do look wonderful.

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  25. Oh wow....amazing looking cars. Beautiful.

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