Got CALICHE ? Fort Lancaster was established on Aug. 20, 1855, to guard the people and supplies traveling on the San Antonio-El Paso Road. Fort Lancaster was involved in the experimental Camel Corps, using camels to transport military equipment in the arid Southwest. The fort was abandoned March 19, 1861, after Texas seceded from the Union. Cañoncito's fight is against what they call "Big Navajo." Cañoncito lies beneath Mount Taylor, one of the four sacred mountains that define the boundaries of the Navajo homeland, on the very edge of what Navajos call Dinetah. Even the names of Cañoncito families -- Plateros and Secateros instead of Begays and Tsosies -- are different from those common on the main reservation. History as well as geography has helped to split the Cañoncitos from the rest of the tribe. Cañoncitos settled in the rolling hills near Mount Taylor as early as the 1500s, while most of their tribesmen were scattered as far west and north as what is now Arizona and Colorado. During the battles over control of the Southwest in the 1700s, the rest of the Navajos fought alongside the Apaches while the Cañoncito band sided with the Spaniards. They came to be known among their own people as Dinehanaih, or "enemy people." Canoa offers a chance for everyone to see these prehistoric marvels first hand and learn about Southern Arizona's incredible wealth of history. A constant source of water at Canoa allowed continuous human habitation over thousands of years; the diversity and quality of archeological wonders at Canoa are probably the richest in Southern Arizona. We owe a debt to the county's numerous historical societies and those who help preserve our historic treasures. But they aren't above criticism, and here's mine: They're getting too old. The flamboyant Hurston achieved fame as a writer who became a leading member of the black cultural movement known as the Harlem Renaissance, and as an anthropologist who studied under the renowned Dr. Frank Boas at Columbia University. The legends concerning the births of Shotoku Taishi and Jesus Christ are thus quite similar. A significant number of scholars in Japan believe that the legend surrounding the birth of Shotoku Taishi was influenced by the Bible. Christianity had been brought into Japan around the eighth or ninth century, Kume may have reasoned. The Shotoku Taishi legend is an adaptation of the Christ legend -- when Kume came up with this idea, he must have felt pleased with himself. At the same time, he may have considered it a slightly sad and painful theory, an attempt at emulating the West. UNM museum's Coke Gallery, is "Arf! Arf! The Dog in Art." One exhibit is a 12-photograph "pseudo-crime documentation. Many images are of the damage wrought by dogs on everything from lingerie to an oriental rug to cowboy boots." "The dog-bitten objects are shown with a crime-scene ruler next to it, very much in the manner of police photography." [ SASIG Ed. Note -- recommended by Dogbert, approved by Dogyears... ]