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The final of 3 parts in Charleston, W.V., features standout appraisals that include a Newcomb College vase, ca. 1905, in need of a good cleaning; an 1875 W.S. Young landscape oil of the Greenbrier River in West Virginia; and a collection of Noel Coward "Sail Away" memorabilia gifted by Coward himself.
While a professor at Oxford University in the mid-1950s, author and scholar J.R.R. Tolkien worked with William B. Ready, director of libraries at Marquette University, to negotiate the sale of archive material related to some of his now-classic novels. Read a transcript of the letter below, and get a close-up look at Tolkien's distinctive handwriting.
An Indian reservation is land reserved for and managed by a Native American tribe, its sovereignty limited by federal and state or local law. Today, there are roughly 300 reservations in the United States. But how and why did Indian reservations come to be?
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