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An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.

"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil—he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego." He continued, "The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you—and inside every other person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

First People - The Legends. Cherokee Legend of Two Wolves. November 16, 2004. [accessed April 7, 2012].

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Bladensburg History Symposium, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Bladensburg History Symposium, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, October 11, 2014, to be held at the Hornbake Library, University of Maryland, College Park. The Symposium, highlighting Bladensburg in the period of the War of 1812, will feature panels on African Americans, Archaeology, and Art and Interpretation, as well as three presentations on historic Bladensburg in detail, and a keynote address on the Great Road to Bladensburg. (I am attaching to this e-mail a copy of the Symposium program.) The $15 registration fee will cover all sessions, coffee-break refreshments, lunch, and a reception and exhibit on "Bladensburg Rediscovered," also at the Hornbake Library. Free parking will be available in the Regents Drive Parking Structure next to Hornbake.

Registration must be received by Friday, October 3. You may register for the Symposium on-line, by going to the website :

You may register by U.S. mail by sending your information plus a check for $15 (made out to Prince George's Heritage, Inc.) to Prince George's Heritage, 4703 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg, MD 20710. Registration fees will be accepted at the door, but only if you have already pre-registered by phone before October 3, by calling Mike Arnold at 301-908-5206.

This Symposium is sponsored by Maryland Milestones/StarSpangled 200. On the same evening, and also sponsored in part by Maryland Milestones/StarSpangled 200, a concert with special effects, and commemorating the War of 1812, will be presented by the Prince George's Philharmonic. The concert will be held at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Road, Bowie, at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, October 11, and will include music from the period of the War of 1812, as well as several selections illustrating the development of western music since that time. Symposium registrants may purchase half-price concert tickets at the Symposium.

We hope that you will circulate this information to members of your organization. If you have any further questions, please feel free send me an email at ipetrus1 "at" We hope to see you on October 11, both at the Symposium and at the concert that evening!