Tuesday, July 19, 2016

US-4100687 & US-4109498

The only thing that these cards have in common, is that both were sent from Texas.

Photo © Richard Stockton
US-4100687, sent by Annie.
When it comes to beaches in USA, Texas isn’t always first-to-mind but its seems that Texas Gulf Coast is actually home to some of the best beaches in America and the region draws millions of visitors. Stretching some 350 miles from South Padre Island & the Rio Grande Valley, all the way to Beaumont & the Louisiana border, this region is renowned for its wildlife & natural beauty, as well as the home of America's space program. 

Photo © Randy Brandon
US-4109498, sent by Jenny.
 Eskimos are indigenous peoples who have traditionally inhabited the circumpolar region from eastern Siberia (Russia), across Alaska (United States), Canada, and Greenland.
There are two main groups that are referred to as Eskimo: Yupik and Inuit. A third group, the Aleut, is related. 
Today, the two main groups of Eskimos are the Inuit of northern Alaska, Canada and Greenland, and the Yupik of Central Alaska. The Yupik comprises speakers of four distinct Yupik languages originated from the western Alaska, in South Central Alaska along the Gulf of Alaska coast, and the Russian Far East.
In Alaska, the term Eskimo is commonly used, because it includes both Yupik and Inupiat, while Inuit is not accepted as a collective term or even specifically used for Inupiat. No universal term other than Eskimo, inclusive of all Inuit and Yupik people, exists for the Inuit and Yupik peoples.
In Canada and Greenland, the term Eskimo has fallen out of favor, as it is sometimes considered pejorative and has been replaced by the term Inuit. - in: http://www.crystalinks.com/eskimos.html

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