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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

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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 – 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.

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…

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?

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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?

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Robert Griffing - Leaving

A Woodland Indian prepares to leave his village in this painting by Robert Griffing

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.

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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.

Protecting The Settlers by Bobb Vann

Protecting The Settlers by Bobb Vann

Protecting The Settlers is a limited edition work of art by Bobb Vann illustrating a buffalo soldier with a rifle in hand watching over a stagecoach.

[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.

[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 (1899-1902) was fought between the British and the Boers (Dutch settlers) in South Africa. The Boers, who were terribly outnumbered, used guerrilla tactics to outwit the British; however, in the end, the Boers lost and their two republics became absorbed by the British into South Africa. Learn more about the Boer War.

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.

Chatto, Born 1854 Arizona, Died 13 August 1934. Chiricahua Apache warrior who carried out several raids on settlers in 1870s Arizona. He was a protege of Cochise and surrendered with Cochise in 1872 going to live on the San Carlos Reservation in Arizona. Photo 1886.  ck

Chatto, Born 1854 Arizona, Died 13 August 1934. Chiricahua Apache warrior who carried out several raids on settlers in 1870s Arizona. He was a protege of Cochise and surrendered with Cochise in 1872 going to live on the San Carlos Reservation in Arizona. Photo 1886. ck

The Bloukrans Massacre. The Voortrekkers at the foot of the Drakensberg had no knowledge of the events of 6th Febr. 1838 (Retief's death). The settlers in Durban knew before the Voortrekkers. One settler was sent to inform them but was shot dead mistakenly by a trekker. Another was dispatched from the port on foot but arrived too late. On that moonless night of 16th Febr. 1838, mainly women and children occupied the camps. By morning, 500 were dead (including 56 women & 185 children).

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A short history of the Great Trek - the laagers are attacked by the Zulu army of Dingane

The Royal Colony of North Carolina - The Highland Scots Settlers

The Royal Colony of North Carolina - The Highland Scots Settlers

The Royal Colony of North Carolina - The Highland Scots Settlers

• 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

• 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