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Birdman and Bear - Russian By David Emmick
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Local native peoples told stories by the firelight using dance. The characters wore masks carved from cedar trees. We've adopted some of these traditions. We use masks when we tell our... More > grandchildren stories around the fire. We tell the story of Birdman and Bear. Once upon a time there lived Bear in the land of the bear. Bear was the leader of his people. Far away from the land of the bear was the land where the eagle flew. Birdman lived in the land where the eagle flew and was the leader of his people. This is the story of Birdman and Bear.< Less
Quantitative Evaluation of Standardized Predictors of Graduate School Performance at Western Washington University By David Emmick
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Validity coefficients of predictors of graduate school success at Western Washington University fall in the range of .2 to .4 typically found in similar studies. Data from 2,323 students for the... More > period 1976 and 1980 were analyzed. The correlation with GGPA was .19 for GREA; .05 for GREQ; .10 for GREV; .14 for MAT; and, .34 for VGPA. Correlations for selected subpopulations show some increase in the correlation coefficients over the total group. Subgroup correlations are compared with median correlations from previous studies. The MAT and GREV have high correlations with each other and correlate similarly with other variables. The MAT and GREV would appear to be equivalent measures. In an attempt to enlarge on the meaning of success, two criterion variables, GGPA and TIME, were analyzed. A canonical correlation of .34 (redundancy =.055) was found between these criteria and the group of predictors: GREA, GREV, GREQ, MAT, UGPA.< Less
Amick Partisan Rangers By David Emmick
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As the winds of war began to blow in the spring of 1861, John W. Amick joined the Greenbrier Sharpshooters. According to family legend he was a captain at Carnifex Ferry, Lewisburg and Dogwood Gap... More > reported first to Jackson then later to Lee. In 1862, Captain John Amick led the scouts for General Loring as he recaptured the Kanawha Valley from the invading Yankees. During the war, the Amick scouts battled invaders on Sewell Mountain throughout 1862 and 1863. The Amick Company of Scouts were used as spies across western Virginia. As the Confederacy became overwhelmed in spring of 1864, Captain John resigned his commission to form a guerilla band to protect his family and home. The Amick Partisan Rangers quickly grew to a battalion of four companies commanded by captains Tyree, Halstead, McClung and Baumgardner. The Yankees soon put a price on his head – wanted dead or alive. But his mother said, “You’ve got to catch him before you can hang him.” This is the story of the Amick Partisan Rangers.< Less
Nagel / Huether By David Emmick
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This is the story of the Nagel and Huether families. This is my mother Edna’s family. She was born into a large family with many brothers and sisters. Her father was John Nagel and her... More > mother was Barbara. Her father John Nagel was a German from Russia but we don’t know much about him. Barbara’s father was Paul Huether who was also a German from Russia. His father was also named Paul Huether.< Less
Defending the Wilderness By David Emmick
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Second Edition: This book is a companion to the book The Amick Partisan Rangers. This work covers the early Amick family and the Sewell Mountain area and the other members of the Amick family... More > through the war. The chapters include Settling the Wilderness, Eli Amick and the 14th Virginia Cavalry, Joseph Amick and the Dixie Rifles, James Anderson Amick Company C 22nd, Asa Amick and Co. E of the 26th Battalion, James and Perry Amick and Company F, 36th, Henry Amick and the Nighthawk Rangers, The Amick Cousins in the Fight, Family Appendices and family information. Read the first chapter for a background of the family and to get acquainted with the area, then the chapters can be read in any order.< Less
Ranger Henry Emmick By David Emmick
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The Amicks came over to the New World long before the Revolutionary War. The family came from Germany along the Rhine River probably from Hesse. At that time, the name was spelled Emig. Johan... More > Georg Emig, the father, was born in Germany on July 13 in 1715 and married his wife Maria in Germany about 1735.< Less