Monday 30 June 2014

Blue Jacket and Fort Recovery

Today is the anniversary of the failed attempt by Natives to take Fort Recovery. The largest congregation of Natives in history apparently. Wiki

Sunday 22 June 2014

Fort Ticonderoga event

This photo is from the living history weekend at Fort Ti. See here for more on the events and exhibitions there.

Thursday 19 June 2014

Battle of Seven Oaks

Wiki on the 1816 battle here
 The Battle of Seven Oaks[2] was a violent confrontation between the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) and the North West Company (NWC), rivals in the fur trade, that took place on 19 June 1816.
Go here for murals on the subject

Tuesday 10 June 2014

The Devil's Disciple (1959)

The black sheep of a family (Dick Dudgeon) and the local minister (Anthony Anderson) discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War. Thanks to David Corbett for finding this. IMDB

Sunday 8 June 2014

French and Indian war

Thanks to Dave Taylor for this image - I have not seen it before. Dave says The scalping picture is in: Johnson, Michael G and Hook Richard. "Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes". Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books Limited, 2007. Page 34.

The caption is: "Indian, possibly a Shawnee warrior, scalping a British soldier — an 1
8th century painting by an unknown artist.''

Saturday 7 June 2014

Getting ready for summer

Bushy Run says: Past museum facilitator Lauren Buches spruces up the warpaint-covered Eastern Woodland Indian mannequin. — at Bushy Run Battlefield.

Thursday 5 June 2014

Galloping Major Facebook page

Lance says 'Galloping Major is still pretty new to facebook, but we now have a page where much of our news will be released. Anyone interested in getting our news early, please go to the page and "like" it: search Galloping Major Ltd Wargames on facebook to find us'.

Tuesday 3 June 2014

Weapons and warfare - French and Indian war

Thanks to Timo for this. Some interesting Italian reconstructions accompany this series of 3 articles - check them out - theres about 4 panels

Native Sun Productions

This image has been circulating on FB and I thought I'd post its source. It's from a movie about Crockett.From what I have seen these films look worth checking out.

Monday 2 June 2014

Fort Michilimackinac

Today is the day when a simple lacrosse game became deadly during Pontiac's war. Wiki on the Fort.

Portrait of an officer Stephen Slaughter