Quanah Parker and his wife Tonasa, 1892. Quanah Parker (ca. 1845 or 1852-2/23/1911) was Comanche/Scots-Irish from the Comanche band Noconis ("wanderers" or "travelers"). He was the son of Comanche chief Peta Nocona Cynthia Ann Parker, a European American, who had been kidnapped at the age of 9 and assimilated into the tribe. Quanah Parker led his people on the reservation, where he became a wealthy rancher influential in Comanche and European American society.
This 1948 file photo shows the devastated city of Hiroshima some three years after the US dropped an atomic bomb, Aug. 6, 1945, at the end of World War II. Around 140,000 people, or more than half of Hiroshima's population at the time, died.
Borgund Stavkirke, Lærdal, the best preserved of Norway's 28 surviving stave churches. Built of upright timbers between 1180 and 1250 AD, it melds pagan Viking and Christian elements and reflects the Norse world's transition. The roof crests end in four carved dragon heads, recalling the prows of Viking longships. Runic inscriptions include "Ave Maria."
Martha Jane Burke, better known as Calamity Jane. American frontierswoman and professional scout. Jane was best known for her claim of being an acquaintance of Wild Bill Hickok, but also for having gained fame fighting Native Americans.