"In November 2001, Pasfield’s son’s third-grade class in Ann Arbor, Michigan, started a unit about a Great Lakes people called the Potawatomi. They visited the Great Lakes Indians dioramas in what was then called the Exhibit Museum of Natural History in Ann Arbor for their final activity. Afterward, the boy illustrated the cover of his folder that contained all the worksheets from his unit on the Potawatomi Indians. He drew three deep graves with skeletons at the bottom and tombstones that said “R.I.P.” “This was devastating to me as a mother,” Pasfield says, “because my son is an enrolled tribal member.” Read more in our new article on indigenous histories and dioramas by Francie Diep. 

"In November 2001, Pasfield’s son’s third-grade class in Ann Arbor, Michigan, started a unit about a Great Lakes people called the Potawatomi. They visited the Great Lakes Indians dioramas in what was then called the Exhibit Museum of Natural History in Ann Arbor for their final activity. Afterward, the boy illustrated the cover of his folder that contained all the worksheets from his unit on the Potawatomi Indians. He drew three deep graves with skeletons at the bottom and tombstones that said “R.I.P.” “This was devastating to me as a mother,” Pasfield says, “because my son is an enrolled tribal member.” Read more in our new article on indigenous histories and dioramas by Francie Diep

Psychology pioneer William James looking terrifically anachronistic in Brazil, 1865. 

Psychology pioneer William James looking terrifically anachronistic in Brazil, 1865. 

Millerite chart that uses numerology to claim an imminent apocalypse, 1843. Read more. 

Millerite chart that uses numerology to claim an imminent apocalypse, 1843. Read more.