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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 cal...
The Jameson Raid, December 1895
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.
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
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.
• 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
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?
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.
August 21,1863. Missouri guerrillas burn Lawrence Kansas to the ground. The conflict was an extension of the bitter rivalry between the pro-slavery settlers of Missouri and the anti-slavery settlers of the neighboring Territory of Kansas on the other side of the Missouri River. Approximately 150 Jayhawkers are shot and killed by William Clarke Quantrill, Bloody Bill Anderson and other southern Bu... See More
[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.
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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).