Society of the Old West

From early westward expansion through the early 20th Century.

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The Siege at Fort William Henry--an Old West "Prequel"

Most people would probably equate Indian wars as a strictly Old West phenomenom, but in reality this sort of thing goes all the way back to…

Started by Gayle Martin in Mountain Men and Early Pioneers

2 Nov 18, 2010

HUGH GLASS, MAN AMONG MEN FBP

Little is known of the early life of Hugh Glass. Possibly, he was born in Pennsylvania in the 1780s. Somehow around 1817, Glass was cap…

Started by dirtrider in Mountain Men and Early Pioneers

8 Sep 18, 2010
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Jul 27, 1806: Meriwether Lewis shoots Blackfoot Indian

While attempting to stop a band of young Blackfoot Indians from stealing his horses, Meriwether Lewis shot an Indian in the stomach. This a…

Started by dirtrider in Mountain Men and Early Pioneers

0 Jul 27, 2010

JOE MEEK, The Northwest’s David Crockett

He was bold, adventurous, humorous, a first class trapper, pioneer, peace officer, and frontier politician. More, he was the wittiest, sal…

Started by dirtrider in Mountain Men and Early Pioneers

0 Jun 20, 2010

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