History | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/history/RSS feed for HistoryenMon, 23 Jan 2017 17:29:42 +0000The Original Women's March on Washington and the Suffragists Who Paved the Wayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/original-womens-march-washington-and-suffragists-who-paved-way-180961869/They fought for the right to vote, but also advanced the causes for birth control, civil rights and economic equalitySat, 21 Jan 2017 17:46:28 +0000What Did President Wilson Mean When He Called for “Peace Without Victory” 100 Years Ago?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/what-did-president-wilson-mean-when-he-called-peace-without-victory-100-years-ago-180961888/The iconic speech revealed the possibilities and the inherent problems with Wilsonian idealismMon, 23 Jan 2017 17:29:42 +0000Much of the Cuisine We Now Know, and Think of as Ours, Came to Us by Warhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/local-cuisine-war-tradition-food-history-cultural-travel-180961610/The long and winding road that brought "local" dishes to our platesMon, 23 Jan 2017 15:31:22 +0000Take a Look Inside These Six Presidential Homeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/six-former-presidential-homes-you-can-visit-this-inauguration-year-180961800/The White House isn't the only presidential address worth visiting this inauguration yearFri, 20 Jan 2017 16:30:33 +0000Eight Places to Celebrate the Accomplishments of Great American Womenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/places-celebrate-great-american-women-180961825/Women are grossly under-represented when it comes to recognition in public places, but here are a few places that pay tribute to their contributionsThu, 19 Jan 2017 21:21:55 +0000What Happens to President Obama's Papers and Artifacts Once He Leaves Office?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/what-happens-president-obamas-papers-and-artifacts-once-he-leaves-office-180961871/From Cuban cigars to a 7,000-page torture reportThu, 19 Jan 2017 17:55:00 +0000When Was the First Inaugural Ball?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/when-was-first-inaugural-ball-180961863/Nothing says there’s a new president in town more than the dance party they throw Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:18:06 +0000This Interactive Maps Out the Lives of Former Presidentshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/interactive-maps-out-lives-former-presidents-180961861/From Washington to Obama, how ex-commanders-in-chief bided their time after leaving officeThu, 19 Jan 2017 14:24:30 +0000To Bear Witness to Japanese Internment, One Artist Self-Deported Himself to the WWII Campshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/bear-witness-japanese-internment-one-artist-self-deported-himself-wwii-camps-180961853/The inhumanity brought on by Executive Order 9066 spurred Isamu Noguchi to actionThu, 19 Jan 2017 13:49:34 +0000Why America Has a “President” Instead of an “Exalted Highness”http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-america-has-president-instead-exalted-highness-180961841/The title just used to mean someone who presided over a meetingWed, 18 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000Take a Smithsonian Tour of All Things Presidentialhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/take-our-tour-all-things-presidential-smithsonian-180961838/Here's how to locate official presidential portraits, works of art, material culture and campaign memorabilia across the SmithsonianTue, 17 Jan 2017 22:09:18 +0000This Hollywood Titan Foresaw the Horrors of Nazi Germanyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/this-hollywood-titan-foresaw-horrors-nazi-germany-180961828/Carl Laemmle, the founder of Universal Pictures, wrote hundreds of affidavits to help refugees escape EuropeTue, 17 Jan 2017 21:12:18 +0000Eleven Times When Americans Have Marched in Protest on Washingtonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/suffrage-civil-rights-war-and-puppets-when-and-why-americans-have-marched-washington-180961809/Revisiting some of the country’s most memorable uses of the right to assembleTue, 17 Jan 2017 17:49:23 +0000Why the Templar Secret Rituals Were So Controversialhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-the-templar-secret-rituals-were-so-contr/From spitting on the Christian cross to strange sexual acts, the Knights Templar's secret rituals were controversialTue, 17 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000In the Darkest Days of World War II, Winston Churchill’s Visit to the White House Brought Hope to Washingtonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/darkest-days-world-war-ii-winston-churchills-visit-white-house-brought-hope-washington-180961798/Never has overstaying one’s welcome been so importantFri, 13 Jan 2017 16:11:15 +0000The Little-Remembered Ally Who Helped America Win the Revolutionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/little-remembered-ally-who-helped-america-win-revolution-180961782/Bernardo de Galvez’s involvement may not have been altruistic, but his contributions made a difference nonethelessFri, 13 Jan 2017 13:19:15 +0000"Mr. President, How Long Must Women Wait For Liberty?" http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/scrap-suffrage-history-180961780/In January 1917, women took turns picketing the White House with a voice empowered by American democracy Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:08:52 +0000How a Fire Opened Buckingham Palace Up to the Publichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-a-fire-opened-buckingham-palace-to-public/A fierce backlash about the repair cost of a fire-damaged Windsor Castle led to a startling royal decision: Buckingham Palace would be opened to the publicThu, 12 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000The Speech and Bible From George Washington's First Inauguration Made History Many Times Overhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/when-washington-was-sworn-office-180961747/The first president created the tradition of giving an inaugural address and swearing the oath of office on a BibleWed, 11 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000Was This Hidden Tunnel Used by the Knights Templar?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/hidden-tunnel-used-by-the-knights-templar/It's unclear if the Knights Templar created the secret tunnel in Acre, Israel, as an escape route or a way to secretly export valuable itemsWed, 11 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000Murder, Marriage and the Pony Express: Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Buffalo Billhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/murder-marriage-and-pony-express-10-things-you-didnt-know-about-buffalo-bill-180961736/His adventures were sensationalized in print and the Wild West show, but reality was more complicated—and compellingTue, 10 Jan 2017 15:19:53 +0000The Student and the Spy: How One Man’s Life Was Changed by the Cambridge Five http://www.smithsonianmag.com/articles/student-and-spy-how-one-mans-life-was-changed-cambridge-five-double-agents-180961732/An unlikely friendship with Guy Burgess, the infamous British double-agent, brought unexpected joy to Stanley Weiss Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000The Day the Nimbus Weather Satellite Explodedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/day-nimbus-weather-satellie-180961686/The writer's grandfather recalls a seminal moment in the Space RaceMon, 09 Jan 2017 19:18:49 +0000Escape Artist Harry Houdini Was an Ingenious Inventor, He Just Didn't Want Anybody to Knowhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/harry-houdini-ingenious-innovator-didnt-want-anybody-know-180961078/More than just a magician, Houdini was also an actor, aviator, amateur historian and businessman Mon, 09 Jan 2017 15:15:27 +0000Why Queen Elizabeth II Decided to Televise Her Coronationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/queen-elizabeth-II-decided-to-televise-coronation/The BBC's request to air Queen Elizabeth II's coronation on TV was quickly dismissed by a royal court anxious to maintain decorumMon, 09 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000Michael Jackson, Donald Trump and Other Famous Americans Who Escaped Brushes With Deathhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/michael-jackson-donald-trump-and-other-famous-americans-who-escaped-brushes-death-180961707/The roads not taken for these 13 lucky souls saved their livesFri, 06 Jan 2017 14:30:44 +0000How the Knights Templar Came to Behttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-the-knights-templar-came-to-be/After a group of pilgrims were murdered in 1119, nine crusaders formed a pact to protect any others like them from harmFri, 06 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000The Everyday Struggle of a Child Whose Parents Are Incarceratedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/everyday-struggle-child-parents-incarcerated-180961438/With more American men and women in prison than ever before in our history, millions of children are struggling with the effects of a fractured family lifeThu, 05 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000The Far-Reaching Effects of American Incarcerationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/far-reaching-effects-american-incarceration-180961435/Three photo essays explore the history and modern-day consequences of the world's highest incarceration rateThu, 05 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000After 39 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment, Ricky Jackson Is Finally Freehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/years-wrongful-imprisonment-ricky-jackson-finally-free-180961434/Locked up for a murder he didn't commit, he served the longest sentence of any U.S. inmate found to be innocentThu, 05 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000The Injustice of Japanese-American Internment Camps Resonates Strongly to This Dayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/injustice-japanese-americans-internment-camps-resonates-strongly-180961422/During WWII, 120,000 Japanese-Americans were forced into camps, a government action that still haunts victims and their descendantsThu, 05 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000Visit These Ten Sites Celebrating Major Anniversaries in 2017http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/visit-these-ten-sites-celebrating-major-anniversaries-2017-180961689/From Jane Austen’s 200th anniversary to the founding of Denali National Park, there are plenty of events to fill your calendarThu, 05 Jan 2017 16:54:22 +0000The Couple Who Saved China's Ancient Architectural Treasures Before They Were Lost Foreverhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/lovers-shanxi-saved-chinas-ancient-architectural-treasures-before-lost-forever-180961424/As the nation teetered on the brink of war in the 1930s, two Western-educated thinkers struck out for the hinterlands to save their country's richesWed, 04 Jan 2017 17:32:43 +0000This 3,500-Year-Old Greek Tomb Upended What We Thought We Knew About the Roots of Western Civilizationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/golden-warrior-greek-tomb-exposes-roots-western-civilization-180961441/The recent discovery of the grave of an ancient soldier is challenging accepted wisdom among archaeologistsWed, 04 Jan 2017 17:31:05 +0000March to the Joyous, Raucous Beat of the Sonic Boom of the Southhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/march-joyous-raucous-beat-sonic-boom-south-180961436/College football seasons come and go, but the joyous thunder of Jackson State's iconic marching band rolls onWed, 04 Jan 2017 16:20:38 +0000A Hurricane Destroyed This Louisiana Resort Town, Never to Be Inhabited Againhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/hurricane-destroyed-louisiana-resort-town-never-be-inhabited-again-180961645/The destruction of Isle Derniere resonates as history’s warning for our era of rising seasWed, 04 Jan 2017 13:30:57 +0000How Disney Came to Define What Constitutes the American Experiencehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-disney-came-define-what-constitutes-american-experience-180961632/The entertainment company has been in the business of Americana since its inceptionTue, 03 Jan 2017 16:21:01 +0000Why Do We Play "Hail to the Chief" for the President?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-play-hail-to-chief-president-180961428/A Scottish rebel features prominently in the anthemTue, 03 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000The Top History Books of 2016http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/top-history-books-2016-180961616/Here are some of the best titles to hit shelves this past yearFri, 30 Dec 2016 19:34:32 +0000Why 2016 Is Only the Most Recent Worst Year Everhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-2016-only-most-recent-worst-year-ever-180961609/This year has been miserable for many, but it has plenty of competition from its predecessors in the 20th centuryFri, 30 Dec 2016 17:26:15 +0000The Popularity of Putin and What It Means for Americahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/popularity-putin-and-what-it-means-america-180961598/In the 25 years since the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia has changed dramatically--and it’s more important than ever to understand those changesThu, 29 Dec 2016 19:46:50 +0000A Brief History of America's Most Outrageous Dentisthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/remember-when-pulling-teeth-was-fun-180960448/Painless Parker and his dental circus live on in a Philadelphia museumWed, 28 Dec 2016 15:30:04 +0000Did Ellis Island Officials Really Change the Names of Immigrants?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/ask-smithsonian-did-ellis-island-officials-really-change-names-immigrants-180961544/On the 125th anniversary of the famous portal to the U.S., history shows inspectors were not the ones changing people's namesWed, 28 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000Native Americans Saw Buffalo as More Than Just Foodhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/native-americans-saw-buffalo-as-more-than-ju/The relationship between some Native American tribes and the American buffalo was a sacred oneWed, 28 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000The Murder of Rasputin, 100 Years Laterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/murder-rasputin-100-years-later-180961572/How does the killing of the so-called Mad Monk fit into the larger picture of the Russian Revolution?Tue, 27 Dec 2016 16:56:15 +0000Natalie Portman's "Jackie" Reminds Us Why JFK's Assassination Became Our National Tragedyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/natalie-portman-jackie-reminds-us-why-jfk-assassination-national-tragedy-180961550/A Smithsonian scholar revisits those critical decisions Jacqueline Kennedy made following the death of her husband Tue, 27 Dec 2016 15:24:22 +0000For Your Contributions to Science, I Humbly Bequeath You This Pet Moosehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/for-your-contributions-science-bequeath-you-pet-moose-180961561/A history of motivating scientific endeavor through cash prizes, islands and exotic petsFri, 23 Dec 2016 16:58:37 +0000When the Serendipitously Named Lovings Fell in Love, Their World Fell Aparthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/when-serendipitously-named-lovings-fell-love-their-world-fell-apart-180961558/The new film captures the quiet essence of the couples’ powerful story, says Smithsonian scholar Christopher WilsonFri, 23 Dec 2016 15:57:26 +0000Why the Japanese Eat Cake For Christmashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/why-japanese-eat-cake-christmas-180961556/A tradition beginning in war and ending in cakeFri, 23 Dec 2016 15:45:47 +0000For the First Time, All 5,000 Objects Found Inside King Tut's Tomb Will Be Displayed Togetherhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/grand-egyptian-museum-next-big-thing-180961333/Take a sneak peek at the collection of the new Grand Egyptian Museum, opening in early 2018Wed, 21 Dec 2016 21:27:04 +0000How the Crusades Helped Create Your Gingerbread Lattehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/how-crusades-helped-create-your-gingerbread-latte-180961535/Spices have been shaping cuisine for thousands of years, especially around the Christmas seasonWed, 21 Dec 2016 20:03:11 +0000The Nazis Fought the Original War on Christmashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/nazis-fought-original-war-christmas-180961513/As they rose to power, party leaders sought to redefine the holiday to suit their own political needsTue, 20 Dec 2016 14:48:49 +0000Our Top Ten Stories of 2016http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/our-top-ten-stories-2016-180961508/From slavery to tuberculosis, it’s been a tumultuous year of exploring our past and looking to the futureTue, 20 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000The Suspect, the Prosecutor, and the Unlikely Bond They Forgedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/charming-story-homer-cummings-harold-israel-180961429/New evidence shows that Homer Cummings, who would later be FDR's attorney general, rescued an innocent man accused of murderTue, 20 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0000When the Standardization of Time Arrived in Americahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-standardization-time-changed-american-society-180961503/It used to be that each town kept its own time, and chaos reignedMon, 19 Dec 2016 17:45:05 +0000For Generations of Chicagoans, Marshall Field’s Meant Business, and Christmashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/generations-chicagoans-marshall-fields-meant-businessand-christmas-180961499/The midwestern mainstay transformed commerce into a communal holiday spectacleMon, 19 Dec 2016 16:24:26 +0000The Genocide the U.S. Can't Remember, But Bangladesh Can't Forgethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/genocide-us-cant-remember-bangladesh-cant-forget-180961490/Millions were killed in what was then known as East Pakistan, but Cold War geopolitics left defenseless Muslims vulnerableFri, 16 Dec 2016 17:34:43 +0000The Only Live News Report from the Attack on Pearl Harborhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-only-live-news-report-from-the-attack-on_1/On December 7, 1941, an NBC radio affiliate in Honolulu made an urgent phone call to New York. In it, he begins to describe the attack on Pearl HarborFri, 16 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000After Nearly 500 Years in Business, the Company that Cast the Liberty Bell Is Ceasing All Operationshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/after-nearly-500-years-business-company-cast-liberty-bell-ceasing-all-operations-180961473/London’s Whitechapel Bell Foundry will fall silent soon, but will forever be tied to an icon of American historyThu, 15 Dec 2016 18:14:39 +0000The WWII Massacres at Drobitsky Yar Were the Result of Years of Scapegoating Jewshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/wwii-massacres-drobitsky-yar-were-result-years-scapegoating-jews-180961466/Silence obscured the truth in Ukraine for decades, but 75 years later the details of the genocide have emergedThu, 15 Dec 2016 14:45:00 +0000How the British Cleverly Diverted Nazi Missileshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-the-british-cleverly-diverted-nazi-missiles_1/Operation Double Cross was the British response to the threat of Nazi V2 rockets. It involved relaying bogus information about British targetsThu, 15 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000John Glenn and the Sexism of the Early Space Programhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/even-though-i-am-girl-john-glenns-fan-mail-and-sexism-early-space-program-180961443/Fan mail sent to the astronaut reveals the rigidity of gender roles in the 1960sWed, 14 Dec 2016 17:50:11 +0000The Intergalactic Battle of Ancient Romehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/intergalactic-battle-ancient-rome-180961416/Hundreds of years before audiences fell in love with Star Wars, one writer dreamt of battles in spaceWed, 14 Dec 2016 13:30:00 +0000How Journalists Covered the Rise of Mussolini and Hitlerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-journalists-covered-rise-mussolini-hitler-180961407/Reports on the rise of fascism in Europe was not the American media's finest hourTue, 13 Dec 2016 20:32:22 +0000The Oldest Structure on the National Mall Is on the Movehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/oldest-structure-national-mall-move-180961298/But don't worry, it's only going about 30 feet awayTue, 13 Dec 2016 18:25:28 +0000The Nazi Engineer Who Created the First Ballistic Missilehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-nazi-engineer-who-created-the-first-ball_1/Wernher Von Braun became interested in space flight from an early age. This lead him to develop of one of the Nazi's most devastating weaponsTue, 13 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000The First Moments of Hitler's Final Solutionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/first-moments-hitlers-final-solution-180961387/When Hitler solidified his plan to exterminate Jews – and why it matters 75 years laterMon, 12 Dec 2016 16:08:43 +0000A Smithsonian Curator Remembers Astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glennhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/remembering-astronaut-and-us-senator-john-glenn-180961364/The American hero died at the age of 95Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:39:12 +0000How Trump Tower Takes the Skyscraper Debate to New Heightshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/trump-tower-skyscraper-and-future-urban-development-180961358/The future of urban development takes on a new twist when the president lives among the cloudsThu, 08 Dec 2016 20:17:28 +0000The Sole American Killed in the 1814 Burning of D.C. Was Related to George Washingtonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/sole-american-killed-1814-burning-dc-was-related-george-washington-180961344/John Lewis was the grandnephew of the first President of the United StatesThu, 08 Dec 2016 14:15:00 +0000New York City's Holiday Vintage Subway Trains Are Backhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/new-york-citys-holiday-vintage-trains-are-back-180961287/Go back in time, undergroundWed, 07 Dec 2016 23:22:54 +0000From the Telegram to Twitter, How Presidents Make Contact With Foreign Leadershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-us-presidents-made-contact-foreign-leaders-180961338/Does faster communication cause more problems than it solves?Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:00:08 +0000At Pearl Harbor, This Aircraft Risked It All to Find the Japanese Fleethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/pearl-harbor-day-aircraft-risked-it-all-to-find-japanese-180961331/The Sikorsky JRS-1 flew right through the middle of it on December 7, 1941Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:51:55 +0000Finding Lessons for Today’s Protests in the History of Political Activismhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/finding-lessons-todays-protests-history-political-activism-180961309/A whirlwind of action, both organized and organic, supported by legal defense teams brought historic changeTue, 06 Dec 2016 20:36:20 +0000A New Oral History Project Seeks the Stories of World War II Before It’s Too Latehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/new-oral-history-project-seeks-stories-world-war-ii-its-too-late-180961326/Every member of the greatest generation has a tale to tell, no matter what they did during the warTue, 06 Dec 2016 18:39:22 +0000The Remedy for the Spread of Fake News? History Teachershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/remedy-spread-fake-news-history-teachers-180961310/Historical literacy, and the healthy skepticism that comes with it, provides the framework for being able to discern truth from fictionTue, 06 Dec 2016 13:45:21 +0000Do We Finally Know How the Holy Grail Disappeared?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/do-we-finally-know-how-the-holy-grail-disapp/How did an onyx cup thought to be the Holy Grail disappear from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in 909 AD?Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000This Lady Scientist Defined the Greenhouse Effect But Didn’t Get the Credit, Because Sexismhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/lady-scientist-helped-revolutionize-climate-science-didnt-get-credit-180961291/Eunice Foote’s career highlights the subtle forms of discrimination that have kept women on the sidelines of science Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:13:20 +0000The Children of Pearl Harborhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/children-pearl-harbor-180961290/Military personnel weren't the only people attacked on December 7, 1941Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:42:04 +0000Chief Justice, Not President, Was William Howard Taft’s Dream Jobhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/chief-justice-not-president-was-william-howard-tafts-dream-job-180961279/The 27th president arguably left a more lasting mark on the nation as leader of the Supreme CourtMon, 05 Dec 2016 13:34:27 +0000The Best Books About Food of 2016http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/best-books-about-food-2016-180961263/Looking for the perfect gift for the food lover in your life? Any of these suggestions will hit the spotThu, 01 Dec 2016 17:07:03 +0000A Rare Insider's View of Native American Life in Mid-20th-Century Oklahomahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/rare-insiders-view-native-life-mid-20th-century-oklahoma-180961222/Horace Poolaw's photography is unearthed at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000What You Need to Know First to Understand the Russian Revolutionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/what-you-need-know-understand-russian-revolution-180961214/Read this first in a series of columns chronicling what led to that 1917 cataclysmMon, 28 Nov 2016 18:56:14 +0000The Typos on This Dead Sea Scroll Don't Mean It's Fakehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/typos-on-dead-sea-scroll-dont-mean-its-fake/When the Dead Sea copper scroll was unveiled, doubts were quickly raised about its authenticity. For one thing, it was riddled with spelling errorsMon, 28 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000Why Queen Elizabeth II's Marriage Was Met With Suspicionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-queen-elizabeth-iis-marriage-was-questioned/The marriage of Queen Elizabeth II to Prince Philip is now widely regarded as a symbol of enduring unionFri, 25 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000