It is highly probable that Anglo-Americans during the revolutionary era looked to Haudenosaunee governance as a model of a successful collective polity, and borrowed elements of Haudenosaunee practice in developing revolutionary American constitutional governments.
—  Jon W. Parmenter, associate professor of history and author of “The Edge of the Woods: Iroquoia, 1534-1701,” commenting in this story about whether writers of the U.S. Constitution patterned their document around Native American examples.
Teacher Fired for Stepping on U.S. Flag
For lesson on free speech.

An Illinois teacher fired was fired for stepping on the American flag while teaching a lesson on free speech. Jordan Parmenter had been using the flag as a pointer during a lesson on the subject, and then stepped on it when a student complained to further illustrate his point. He was put on leave regarding the incident on May 15, and the Martinsville school board now voted 6-0 to fire him.


Amputation- Reality Of War-Private Parmenter- Company G, Sixty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers

“Gangrenous ulcer on external side of left foot resulting from gunshot wound.” Private John D. Parmenter, Co. G, 67th Pennsylvania Volunteers, wounded at Amelia Springs, VA on April 6, 1865 during the American Civil War. Treated at Harewood Hospital in Washington, DC by Dr. R.B. Bontecou, his leg was amputated.

Second photo: In this carte de visite, Private Parmenter lies unconscious from anesthesia on an operating table at Harewood Hospital. To save his patient’s life, Doctor Bontecou amputated the soldier’s wounded, ulcerous foot. Before the discovery of antibiotics, gangrene was a dreaded and deadly infection that greatly contributed to the high mortality rate of soldiers during the Civil War.

Artist: Reed Brockway Bontecou (American, 1824–1907)
Date: June 21, 1865

The eye glasses that Ted Bundy used to disguise himself while in Florida. He was said to be wearing them when he approached 14 year old Leslie Parmenter, just a few days before he abducted Kimberly Leach.

Under the glasses is a crime scene photo of them in his car, taken when he was arrested in Pensacola, Florida.

Both were used as evidence in his February 1980 trial, which resulted in the death penalty for him for the murder of Kimberly Leach.