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Several kinds of frontier fighters seem to have been needed in order that from the white strip along the Atlantic coast the American cabins should move, on to the Ohio River and into the red Northwest.

The patient, untiring Daniel Boone was one kind. He was a settler. He explored only to plant a family home; he killed Indians only to preserve the home, his people and himself. He commanded respect.

Simon Kenton was another kind. He was an adventurer. He planted no home of any value to the country; he took the trail as a scout, and killed Indians who got in his way. He won hatred as well as respect.


The Wetzel boys were a third kind. They were settlers, they were scouts, but they were professional Indian-hunters. The trail had one object to them: scalps and revenge. They spread fear and hatred both.

http://www.history1700s.com/index.php/articles/10-american-revolution/1721-the-scrape-of-lewis-and-jacob-wetzel-and-the-nerve-of-two-boy-scouts-1778.html

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Learn howthe disease, Cholera, spread to Mexico during the 17th thru the 19th centuries in this guest article by Carol Writer.

http://www.history1700s.com/index.php/articles/19-medical-history/1746-cholera-in-mexico-during-the-17th-19th-century.html

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The procession reached the spring; the women steadily dipped, one after another; the children stoutly grasped the brimming wooden buckets and ladles. It was nervous work. Glancing sidewise, they could glimpse the paint-daubs like scattered autumn leaves; and they could feel the tenseness of the tigerish forms, itching to leap with knife and tomahawk. Some of the women tried to laugh and joke, but their voices sounded thin and flat.
Still unfaltering, the procession commenced to trudge back, the littlest boy and girl bearing themselves bravely, with lips tight pressed. Could the Indians hold off and see the water enter the fort--see their prey enter, unharmed? It almost passed belief.
http://www.history1700s.com/index.php/articles/10-american-revolution/1744-the-brave-women-of-bryant-s-station-and-the-defeat-of-the-villain-girty-1782.html

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Today is Bastille Day in France.
On This day in history, July 14, 1789 – French Revolution: Citizens of Paris storm the Bastille.
To learn more about the French Revolution, Check out our French Revolution Reference Section.
http://www.history1700s.com/index.php/18th-century-history-the-basics/french-revolution-reference

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Sometimes the study of literature is difficult. You should get acquainted with history, philosophy of a particular period of time, the biography of the writer, etc. What should you do at first? And then? This article will help you to understand how to cope with your literature homework. Here are 4 rules for reaching success.
http://www.history1700s.com/index.php/articles/15-homework-help/1741-18th-century-literature-homework.html

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Following the last attack, in 1778, upon Boonesborough, Colonel John Bowman of Harrod's Station had led a revenge expedition into the Ohio country. At Little Chillicothe, where Daniel Boone had been son to Chief Black Fish, he had fought the Shawnees and their allies the Wyandots and others; and although he had been driven back his men had killed old Black Fish. That was a blow to the enemy.
http://www.history1700s.com/index.php/articles/22-regions/1742-the-flight-of-three-soldiers-on-the-trail-with-the-crawford-men-1782.html

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Do you have problems with getting good grades doing your history homework? Guest author Ruchi Gupta gives you some help in this article.
http://www.history1700s.com/index.php/articles/15-homework-help/1735-how-to-get-better-grades-for-your-history-homework.html

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Samuel Brady the Ranger: the Captain of Spies, the Hero of Western Pennsylvania--he indeed was a famous frontier fighter in the years following the Revolution, when the Indians were determined that "no white cabin shall smoke beyond the Ohio." The struggle to keep the settlers out of present Ohio and Indiana (the Northwest Territory) proved long and bloody.
http://www.history1700s.com/index.php/articles/10-american-revolution/1731-captain-samuel-brady-swears-vengeance-and-broad-jumps-like-a-wild-turkey-1780-1781.html

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Have you ever wondered what type of homes that were built in 18th century America? Find out in this new guest article on the 18th Century History website.
http://www.history1700s.com/index.php/articles/14-guest-authors/1729-18th-century-housing-of-america.html
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