America's Lost Treasures: Episode 2 Facts

Video highlights from America's Lost Treasures


  • The 1900 Summer Olympics was the first year that women were allowed to compete in the Olympics.
  • The Olympic flame debuted at the 1928 Olympic games in Amsterdam.
  • Native Americans on Catalina Island created talcum by crushing steatite into powder.
  • Spaniards introduced Native Americans to metal bowls that were better suited for various uses than the steatite bowls they had been crafting.
  • A 2.2 centimeter-long prayer box found in Jerusalem and dating back to around the 7th Century was made from animal bone, and contained two small paintings surrounded by gold leaf.
  • Over 600,000 soldiers died during the Civil War
  • President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was only 2 minutes long.
  • Paiute Native Americans were skilled basket makers and would make baskets with a tight enough weave to hold water.
  • Paiute women carried large baskets on their backs, secured by a line that stretched across their forehead. 
  • The Chumash Native Americans were a matriarchal society.  Leaders could be male or female.



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