This show takes excerpts from an article Franklin wrote after the Conestoga Massacre in 1763.
With the Seven Years War winding down. Jeffery Amherst the British Commander-in-Chief of North America has to reduce spending drastically. One of the things he cuts to almost zero is the budget for allied Native Nations. Also colonists begin pouring into the west in violation to the Treaty of Easton. A Seneca man named Guyasuta will try to resist these encroachments and a prophet named Neolin will inspire a pan-indigenous revival which in turn inspires an Ottawa man named Obwandiyag to drive out the British from the Great Lakes. The British however called him Pontiac.
Today we have a very special extended episode. The first of its kind we have Steve Guerra from Beyond the Big Screen Podcast and The History of the Papacy Podcast. We join him in discussing the 1992 film "The Last of the Mohicans". We discuss context and historical accuracy. We hope you enjoy. And please listen to Steve's other shows.
We are back with three stories that Haudenosaunee people tell. The first one is a short story on where stories come from. Then we have a tale about Bear and Buffalo. Finally we have Skunny-Wundy. A person who just can't help but tell everyone how great he is.
Today we end our seven part series on the French and Indian War. The years 1759 and 1760 would see the end of all conflict in North America for the Seven Years War. This week we cover the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, how the Haudenosaunee united with the Canadian Iroquois against the French, the Battle of the Thousand Islands, the burning of the Onondaga village of Oswegatchi, the fall of Montreal and the Treaty of Paris in 1763 that forever changed the balance of power in North America.
During the Summer of 1759 almost 1,000 Iroquois Warriors led the British against the French fort and castle at Niagara.
As the Iroquois look on the British are slaughtered at Ticonderoga, but the the French loose Fort Frontinac, Native Americans sign the treaty of Easton and George Washington finally takes back the Ohio Country.
Andrew is a guest on The Eastern Border Podcast. During this episode he and Kristaps Andrejsons, the host, discuss tribal comparisons between Native Americans and ancient Balts. We also discuss reservations, oppression, culture, tribal customs and myths. Hope you’ll enjoy this.
Kristaps Andrejsons. lives in Riga, Latvia, he has a master’s degree in western philosophy from the University of Latvia (and is currently working on his PhD). His podcast is about the politics and the history of the eastern Europe – including, but not limited to the current state of Russia, politics of the EU, history of the USSR and the region in general. He has had numerous guests on his show to discuss history and political matters. Most recently Dan Carlin the host of the shows "Hardcore History" and "Common Sense".
In 1756 The Iroquois warn the British outpost of Oswego that the French will soon be upon them. Then in 1757 over 6,000 French and 1,000 allied Indians will attack Fort William Henry at the south end of Lake George.
Braddock was defeated in Western Pennsylvania in 1755. The same time that he was bleeding out, two other armies were making their way through Iroquois territory towards French forts. Will they do any better? This week we cover how the Mohawk were involved in the Battle of Lake George and the Fall of Fort Bull.
In 1775 British General Edward Braddock's army is destroyed by a Franco-Indian Army. Braddock's inability to adjust to American warfare and lack of Iroquois scouts is his doom.
The Year is 1753 and the French, English, and the Mingo Iroquois are about to light a powder keg that will turn into a world war. A 21 year old soldier sets out to deliver a message with an Iroquois Viceroy to a French Fort.
From 1701 to 1753 the Haudenosaunee used Diplomacy to strengthen and expand their Confederacy by holding trade and alliance councils with New France other North American tribes and many of the English Colonies.
After the invasion by Col. Barnwell from South Carolina in 1712. The Lower Tuscarora have to deal with another colonial force in 1713. A showdown at Fort Neoheroka will be one of the bloodiest massacres in American History.
On September 21, 1711 500 Tuscarora and other Native American warriors strike against farms and homes in North Carolina. The conflict that ensues will be one of the deadliest in the history of Colonial America.
For over a thousand years the Tuscarora lived in Central North Carolina. This week we cover how they arrived there, their culture and the political situations in 1710. We are proud to introduce the Sixth Nation.
In 1710 Queen Anne of Great Britain and Ireland met with four Indian "Kings" Listen to this hilarious episode covering one of the largest deceptions on the 18th century. Four random Native American men will become Super Stars in London. Rich and poor alike, everyone wants to meet the Four Kings.
Frontenac returns to New France as Governor in 1689. Over the next 8 years he will invade the English, Mohawk, Onondaga, and Oneida towns. How can these nations survive the seemingly never ending invasions?
In 1687 Governor Denonville of New France invaded the Seneca Nation. His goal was to destroy the Western door of the Haudenosaunee. Will the Five Nations survive this European onslaught?
In this instalment of our Legends series we do a Seneca Indian story about the Conifer Trees fight against the Winter Demons. Our second tale is an Onondaga story about Rabbit and Owl.
This episode covers how Northeastern Native American Peoples used innovative technology in their everyday lives. We cover longhouses, palisades, canoes, pitch, tanning, snowshoes, trail markers, beds and much more. As well as... baby bottles.
In 1675 an argument about lack of payment between a colonist and the Doeg Indians sets a series of events in motion that launches Bacon's Rebellion. In the aftermath the Five Nations will fill the power vacuum and become a great power in the Northeast.
How on earth did the Swedes end up in North America? This episode covers the complex diplomacy involving New Sweden, the English colonies, New Netherlands, the Susquehannock, the Lenape and the Five Nations.
In the 1660's the French made a plan to deal with the Mohawk once and for all. By once and for all we mean it will take them three expeditions to finally make it to a Mohawk town. Will the Keepers of the Eastern Door survive the onslaught of a fully trained French army on its way across the ocean?
In 1660 the Iroquois and French meet at the Battle of Long Sault on the Ottawa River. Will the French be able to break the fur blockade and if so at what cost?