OLD WEST COOKIN':60 Authentic Frontier Recipes
Pioneers didn't have much, but what they did have they made the best of. At first, the settlers favoured the customary foods and recipes from their native
Swedish Flintlock Fusil
Swedish Flintlock Fusil – Long before Sweden became known for IKEA, they manufactured some good looking guns. This lightweight .63 caliber flintlock fusil was made around 1700 by Johann Blekberg. About this time, Swedish settlers were exploring the area that would become New Jersey. In this wild area, a fusil such as this would have been an essential tool for the settlers, both for hunting and protection.
Ireland slavery historyDuring the 1650s, over 100,000 Irish children aged 10 to 14 were taken from their parents and sold as slaves in the West Indies, Virginia and New England. In this decade, 52,000 Irish (mostly women and children) were sold to Barbados and Virginia. Still 30,000 Irish men and women were also transported and sold to the highest bidder. In 1656, Cromwell ordered that 2000 Irish children be taken to Jamaica and sold as slaves to English settlers. Many people today avoid…
The early years of the colony were nearly a total disaster. Almost half of the settlers died due to poor choices in settlement location, management of resources, and quarrels with the indigenous Powhatan Indians. You are the Captain of the Jamestown Colony. Can you do any better than the real colonists?
General Custer enters the Sioux' Black Hills of North Dakota and prospect for gold. His discovery of gold is designed to attract settlers. Thus, the U. S. breaks the Treaty of Fort Laramie, which forbade white men from entering the Sioux' sacred hills. General Custer's 1874 Black Hill's Expedition Force.
[Did You Know?] As the white settlers passed westwards many Native American tribes were pushed ahead of them and some new tribes came to live on the Great Plains. These included the Arapaho, Blackfeet, Cheyenne, Comanche, and Lakota. The different tribes of the plains spoke different languages so some kind of common language was needed to enable them to communicate. This led to sign language.
The Boer War in South Africa (1899-1902)
The Boer War (1899-1902) was fought between the British and the Boers (Dutch settlers) in South Africa. The Boers were terribly outnumbered.
• Mountain Man • A Mountain Man is a trapper & explorer who lives in the wilderness. Mountain Men were most common in the North American Rocky Mountains region from about 1810 to 1880 (peaking in the early 1840s). The Mountain Men were suppliers to the North American fur trade. in the wake of the Lewis & Clark expeditions' (1803–1806) expansion of trade routes and the settlers heading west. Sent from my iPhone