So I’m scrounging for change in my pockets at Mickey D’s (hey, it’s the first meal I’ve had there in quite a while) when I notice that one of my coins looks funny. I figured it must be some foreign coin that got mixed up somewhere along the lines, but the image included the title “Louisiana Purchase”. Hmm, my Junior High knowledge of history started firing and I said “Hey, didn’t that happen in the US?” Sure enough, it turns out that Louisiana is one of many states in the US. Who would have thunk?
A quickly fired search on Google led me to a US Mint page on their new “Westward Journey Nickel Series” celebrating the many ways we stole this land from its rightful inhabitants. I’m just surprised because I haven’t seen anything about this, and normally I’m very on the ball when it comes to currency changes – I was looking forward to those wicked cool twenties long before they were released. Sure they’re not as exciting as the state quarters everybody’s already forgotten, but give me at least a poster in the subway, a’ight. This way we can avoid the confusion that makes convenience store clerks refuse Sacagawea dollars as payment.
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… celebrating the many ways we stole this land from its rightful inhabitants.
Funny how proud we are of that.
This way we can avoid the confusion that makes convenience store clerks refuse Sacagawea dollars as payment.
It’s amazing what some people refuse to take as payment.
I’m hoping the come out with an Oregon Trail nickel, just so it can rekindle old stories of shooting buffalo for 999 pounds of meat, or losing Timmy while fording the river (please tell me I’m not the only one who knows what I’m babbling about…? :))
Dammit, a couple years ago I spent several days unsuccessfully trying to download Oregon Trail III. Now I’m gonna have to find it out there on the web somewhere. The original game was the only reason I ever wanted an Apple – the copy my sister had was for the IIe!
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