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How Extinction Came to Be

Born and raised in Ohio near the Lake Of The Erie, I was lead to believe that state’s history began with Marietta and really got kick started when Anthony Wayne blasted Tecumseh and his pesky Indian allies out of the Northwest forever.

Then one day I discovered these dusty old books called the Jesuit Relations in the local public library. The Relations told the amazing tales of the peoples that lived and fought and died before there ever was a Canada, a United States, or an Ohio.

These native nations faced disease, war, and hardships that would make the hardiest American pioneer blush. Jesuit brothers from France lived with them, died with them, and recorded as much of their history as they could before the nations were wiped out.

It wasn’t the white men who killed these people off, even though smallpox imported from Europe did its share. It was other native peoples.

They especially fought and died in what later became Ohio. 

Extinction is an attempt to bring these people back to life. To let you know they lived, and loved, and suffered incredible heartbreak.

Please keep the memory of these people alive by reviewing this book at [link for Amazon coming]. They aren’t extinct as long as you remember them.


In my role as a real estate Broker I write columns, produce videos, and create award-winning social media content. You can find examples of my work at www.TheStAugBlog.com and at www.facebook.com/StAugTeam. When football season rolls around I work as a part-time sportswriter for the St. Augustine Record. I hold a degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University.

I currently live in St. Augustine, Florida, and am married to a beautiful Geologist. We have two awesome kids.

I love to ride my mountain bike, an OH-5 Stumpjumper. In 2013 I will be competing in my seventh USA Cycling National Moutain Biking Championship. What can I say? I’m just a big kid at heart.

You will find a glossary and other information about Extinction in the links to your right.