Mr. Martin had a wife and five children and he published this book at the age of 70 in 1830. While I think that many of small details of this book was embellished for effect, like the tale of the sniper shot from a half a mile away with a non-accurate firearm, there is no doubt that Joseph Martin went through some very trying times; enduring starvation, disease, and poor living conditions to help make this country the beacon of freedom that it is today. He passed away at the age of 80 years old and this is the most graphic and vivid account first person account of a regular foot soldier in the American Revolution. So in conclusion, Joseph Plumb Martin was one of the young men that help shape this country during its infancy even if it was only a small part, he was first and foremost a volunteer soldier at a very young age and stuck it out though all of the hardships of war in the 18th century. The American Revolution was a war fought over taxation without representation, for this reason the thirteen original colonies went to war with Great Britain, and this time became known as “the times that try men’s
James was born and raised in, Richmond, Virginia, and died near Kansas City. Strangely his eyes were grey. James also had beautiful dark brown hair. James went blind after the year of 1873, says Josephine Bridger. They say that James was not only a fur trapper but a big one.
Bill Pickett’s real name was Willie M Bill Pickett. Born December 5, 1870, in Williamson County Texas. Pickett was a descendant from American Indians and black slaves. Bill Pickett was the second born out of the thirteen children to Thomas Jefferson Pickett and Mary Jane Gilbert. His other known name is the Dusky Demon, he was also a rodeo star.
However, during the following summer of 1863, in retribution for believing that the Franklin settlers had aided Colonel Connor several Shoshoni Indians attacked settlers William Howell and Andrew Morrison. William Howell was able to escape but Andrew Morrison received two arrow wounds, causing the arrowheads to remain near his heart for the rest of his life. As a
The military authorities eventually outlawed performing the dance. Problems worsened when Sitting Bull was killed during arrest in December 1890. At Wounded Knee Creek cavalry rounded up many members of the Sioux tribe. On December 29, 1890 there was a massacre. Around 300 Native Americans were killed, as well as seven of their infants.
Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson served as the 7th President of the United States of America from March 4, 1829 – March 4, 1837. Born on March 15th 1767 on the border of North and South Carolina, Although Jackson said he was from South Carolina. Before we get into Jackson actually Presidency let me first inform you on the crazy journey that led him there. Jackson was the son of Irish Immigrants, and didn’t receive much formal schooling growing up. When he was 13 the British invaded the Carolinas and in the battling of it his mother and 2 brothers died, as a result we see where Jackson got his unresolved indifference towards Great Britain.
The English colonist who settled in Massachusetts received assistance at first from the local Indians tribes, but by 1675 there had been friction between the English and the Indians for many years. On June 20 of that year, Metacomet, whom the colonists called Philip, led the Wampanoag tribe in the first of a series of attacks on the colonist settlements. The war, known today as King Philip’s War, raged on for more than a year and left three thousand Indians and six hundred colonist dead. Metacomet’s attempt to retain power in his native land failed. Finally he too is killed, and the victorious colonists sold his wife and children into slavery.
In the second video it focuses on a specific reservation in South Dakota. Pine Ridge Reservation is well known for having an alcoholic epidemic. Over 1300 crimes have been committed and 99 % are connected to alcohol. They stopped selling alcohol in the reservation however
Homeless Indians are common in the Seattle, WA area (Troyer, 2008). Jackson Jackson, the main character in “What You Pawn I Will Redeem” written by Sherman Alexie (2003) had been married several times and had several kids before he became homeless. His logic is “One day you have a home and the next you don’t…because it’s my secret story, and Indians have to work hard to keep secrets from hungry white folks (Alexie, 2003). Jackson stated he just disappeared into homelessness and had stayed that way for the duration of six years. Jackson mentions a man he spoke to that he is very suspicious of because he only identifies himself as a Plains Indian.
He caused the death of hundreds of Indians. The Indian Removal Act was put in place to get land from the Indians to expand America. Courts told Jackson that he couldn 't take the Indians land. While the law was passed by congress. Andrew Jackson didn 't care he forced them walk to new land and hundreds of Indians died which was the Trail of Tears.
He was born into slavery, his mom was black but his father is known but most likely his father is his white master. His birth date is unknown but Frederick always celebrated it on February 14th. He worked with his mom until he was about ten years old. His mom had died when he was ten. He then was sent to Baltimore.
In 1834 she witnessed a young man attempting to escape and was then struck in the head with a heavy lead weight that was meant to hit the escaping man. She sustained a serious head injury and then suffered from seizures, hallucinations, and sleep attacks for the rest of her life. In 1844 she married John Tubman, a free black man, but the marriage was not recognized by law and was therefore still enslaved. She tried to convince him to run north with her but he refused. After her owner 's death she fled north to Philadelphia.
Agrippa Hull was a black Patriot who was born a free man. He was born on March 7, 1759 in Northampton, Massachusetts. His mother name was Bathsheba Hull and his father name is unknown because he died when he was an infant. His mother raised him until he was six years old, when she sent him to live with a free black family.
The Rivercene Mansion, a Civil War era country home in New Franklin, Missouri, is known to be haunted by the souls of previous owners. The Kinney family, the original owners of the house in the late 1800’s, had eight members of their family die in the house. Joseph Kinney, the father of the Kinney children, was a steamboat captain along the Missouri River who work hard and saved money to built the house in 1869, he died of natural causes in 1892. Six of the eleven children died before the age of seven. The youngest son, Noble Kinney, suffered the most tragic of the deaths: he fell over the second story balcony and down the main staircase, he died instantly.
Dred Scott was born was a slave in the state of Virginia and was owned by Peter Blow, who died in 1832. Scott only had two masters after Blow’s death; one lived in Wisconsin and later Illinois, both of which prohibited slavery, yet, Scott didn’t petition for freedom. Instead he met his wife Harriet. The two met their new master in Louisiana, who did not grant them freedom, so Scott looked for legal action to escape his slavery. Over a period of seven years, he went through trial and retrial until he was denied his final freedom in 1854.