The Frontier Partisans Podcast
Episode 10 — The Highland Scots: A Frontier People — Part V — The Legend of Rob Roy MacGregor

Episode 10 — The Highland Scots: A Frontier People — Part V — The Legend of Rob Roy MacGregor

March 15, 2021

Rob Roy MacGregor is a legendary folk hero of the Scottish Highlands. The real story is less noble than the legend — but the legend persists. Because we know that the stories we WANT to believe are the stories that last.

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Music: Blue Frontier by Jim Cornelius

Graphics by Lynn Woodward, Woodward Creative

Episode 9 — The Highland Scots: A Frontier People — Part IV

Episode 9 — The Highland Scots: A Frontier People — Part IV

March 8, 2021

The Highland Scots and their descendants were major players in the North American Fur Trade. While some of them were ruthless, hard-driving captains of industry, others integrated with Indian peoples, developing a hybrid culture that — for a time — represented what one historian calls "an alternative form of American development." 

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Music:

The Fields of Scotland through Epidemic Sound
Blue Frontier by Jim Cornelius

Graphics by Lynn Woodward, Woodward Creative

Episode 8 — The Highland Scots: A Frontier People — Part III

Episode 8 — The Highland Scots: A Frontier People — Part III

February 22, 2021

Just a few short years after the Highland Clans were crushed at the Battle of Culloden Moor, Clansmen were fighting in the wilderness of North America — on behalf of the British Empire. How and why did the Highlanders become some of the most effective soldiers of the Hanoverian Kings?

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Music:

The Fields of Scotland through Epidemic Sound
Blue Frontier by Jim Cornelius

Graphics by Lynn Woodward, Woodward Creative 

Episode 7 — The Highland Scots: A Frontier People — Part II

Episode 7 — The Highland Scots: A Frontier People — Part II

February 15, 2021

The English and Lowland Scots regarded Highlanders as a wild, barbarous people on the northern frontier. A robust, martial culture, with their own language and a distinctive clan system, the highlanders lived outside the centralizing sphere of the Scottish and English state. in the 17th and 18th centuries, the state would impose "civilization" on the Highlanders _ with fire and sword.

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Music:

The Fields of Scotland through Epidemic Sound
Blue Frontier by Jim Cornelius

Graphics by Lynn Woodward, Woodward Creative 

Episode 6 — The Highland Scots: A Frontier People, Part I

Episode 6 — The Highland Scots: A Frontier People, Part I

February 8, 2021

An introduction to Series II of The Frontier Partisans Podcast, exploring the history and lore of the Highland Scots. The Highlanders were a warrior culture on the frontiers of north Britain. With the crushing of the Clans at Culloden Moor in 1746, Highlanders were dispersed to the other frontiers of the British Empire, becoming an integral part of the fur trade on the frontiers of North America. 

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Music: Blue Frontier by Jim Cornelius

Graphics by Lynn Woodward, Woodward Creative 

Episode 5 — Kit Carson — Roundup

Episode 5 — Kit Carson — Roundup

January 4, 2021

An interview by Ceili Cornelius rounding up Jim Cornelius' take on Kit Carson's life and legacy.

Recommended books:

Dear Old Kit — memoir annotated by Harvey Carter

A Life Wild and Perilous: Mountain Men and the Paths to the Pacific by Robert Utley

Give Your Heart To The Hawks: A Tribute to the Mountain Men by Winfred Blevins

Kit Carson and his Three Wives: A Family History by Mark Simmons

Kit Carson and the Indians by Tom Dunlay

Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the West by Hampton Sides

Music: Blue Frontier, composed by Jim Cornelius

Graphics: Lynn Woodward, Woodward Creative

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Episode 4 — Kit Carson, Solider

Episode 4 — Kit Carson, Solider

December 28, 2020

Mountain Man, scout and explorer Kit Carson served as an American soldier in the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, and in campaigns against the nomadic raiders of the American Southwest. His leadership of the 1863-64 campaign against the Navajo remains controversial and casts a shadow over his legacy to this day...

Music: "Blue Frontier" by Jim Cornelius

Graphics by Lynn Woodward, Woodward Creative

Episode 3 — Kit Carson, Explorer

Episode 3 — Kit Carson, Explorer

December 21, 2020

As his time as a Mountain Man drew to a close, Kit Carson would sign on to guide the exploratory expeditions of U.S. Army officer John C. Fremont. His role with Fremont would make him the most famous frontiersman of his era.

Music: "Blue Frontier" by Jim Cornelius

Graphics: Lynn Woodward, Woodward Creative

Episode 2 — Kit Carson, Mountain Man

Episode 2 — Kit Carson, Mountain Man

December 14, 2020

A teenaged Kit Carson ran way from his apprenticeship as a saddle maker in Missouri. He took the Santa Fe Trail to Taos in the New Mexico territory and eventually signed on with a fur trapping expedition that would shape him into a Mountain Man.

Music: "Blue Frontier" by Jim Cornelius

Graphics: Lynn Woodward, Woodward Creative

Episode 1 — Kit Carson’s People

Episode 1 — Kit Carson’s People

December 7, 2020

The Scots-Irish were a frontier people. Hailing from the contested borderlands of England and Scotland, they migrated in the 17th Century to Ulster (Northern Ireland); and many then moved on to the North American backcountry in one of the great folk migrations of the 18th Century. Tough, resilient, restless and often violent, they formed the dominant culture on the Trans-Appalachian Frontier. These were Kit Carson's people.

Note: The date cited for the attack by Klamath Indians on Fremont and Carson’s camp is incorrect. The attack came on May 9, 1846.

 

Music: "Blue Frontier" by Jim Cornelius. Art by Lynn Woodward, Woodward Creative.

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