The Frontier Partisans Podcast
Episode 19 — Frederick Courteney Selous, Part II — Soldier

Episode 19 — Frederick Courteney Selous, Part II — Soldier

October 9, 2021

Frederick Courteney Selous dreamed of Africa as a youth, and ultimately became a frontier hunter in the 1870s and 1880s, then a pioneer of what would become Rhodesia. His books on hunting adventures in southern Africa remain classics of the genre and they would make him famous and a friend to luminaries from President Theodore Roosevelt to the bestselling novelist H. Rider Haggard.

In 1896, he would become a partisan ranger in the Second Matabele War, and in the First World War he would make the ultimate sacrifice while campaigning with the British Army in East Africa.

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Music: Blue Frontier by Jim Cornelius

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Episode 18 — Frederick Courteney Selous, Hunter

Episode 18 — Frederick Courteney Selous, Hunter

September 29, 2021

Frederick Courteney Selous dreamed of Africa as a youth, and ultimately became a frontier hunter in the 1870s and 1880s, then a pioneer of what would become Rhodesia. His books on hunting adventures in southern Africa remain classics of the genre and they would make him famous and a friend to luminaries from President Theodore Roosevelt to the bestselling novelist H. Rider Haggard.

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Music: Blue Frontier by Jim Cornelius

Graphics by Lynn Woodward, Woodward Creative

Episode 17 — Coenraad de Buys, South African Frontiersman

Episode 17 — Coenraad de Buys, South African Frontiersman

September 12, 2021

Coenraad de Buys was larger than life in every way — a giant of a man, a frontier hunter, trekker and rebel.

Frontiers:

The Epic of South Africa's Creation and the Tragedy of the Xhosa People

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Music: Blue Frontier by Jim Cornelius

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Episode 16 — The Southern African Frontier

Episode 16 — The Southern African Frontier

September 1, 2021

An introduction to the Southern African frontier and the tribe of Boer hunters who trekked into the interior of this wild and beautiful land.

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Music: Blue Frontier by Jim Cornelius

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Episode 15 — Jim Bridger Part II — Scout

Episode 15 — Jim Bridger Part II — Scout

August 1, 2021

With the dying of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade, Jim Bridger founded a trading post to serve emigrants. He would also lead numerous hunting, military and scientific expeditions across his beloved mountain West.

Additional reading:

Jim Bridger: Trailblazer of the American West by Jerry Enzler

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Music: Blue Frontier by Jim Cornelius

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Episode 14 — Jim Bridger — Mountain Man

Episode 14 — Jim Bridger — Mountain Man

June 30, 2021

Jim Bridger, an orphan, apprenticed to a master gunsmith, answers an advertisement in a newspaper — and launches one of the most storied careers in frontier history. 

Additional reading:

Jim Bridger: Trailblazer of the American West by Jerry Enzler

Did Jim Bridger Abandon Hugh Glass?
http://hughglass.org/jim-bridger/

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Music: Blue Frontier by Jim Cornelius

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Episode 13 — Simon Girty Part III — The Operator

Episode 13 — Simon Girty Part III — The Operator

May 3, 2021

Having defected from the American Patriot cause in 1778, the Frontier Partisan Simon Girty became a successful operative and agent of the British Indian Department, rallying native warriors and accompanying them in raids and major expeditions against the American frontier. Though he worked to save American captives, a black legend would evolve around his name, making him the most hated man on the frontier.

Additional reading:
"Simon Girty: Turncoat Hero," by Phillip W. Hoffman

"The Frontiersmen," by Allan W. Eckert

"The Hunters of Kentucky," by Ted Franklin Belue

Tactical Trauma — Frontier Partisans Blog

Lochry's Defeat Part I
Lochry's Defeat Part II

Lochry's Defeat Part III

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Music: Blue Frontier by Jim Cornelius

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Episode 12 — Simon Girty — American Renegade — Part II — The Patriot

Episode 12 — Simon Girty — American Renegade — Part II — The Patriot

April 26, 2021

Simon Girty had built a reputation as an ace scout and frontiersman, a skilled interpreter and diplomat. His career seemed like it was on an upward arc — but the conflicts of the American Revolution would force Girty to make an irrevocable decision... one that would make him the most notorious figure in American frontier history.

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Music: Blue Frontier by Jim Cornelius

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Episode 11 — Simon Girty — American Renegade — Part I

Episode 11 — Simon Girty — American Renegade — Part I

April 19, 2021

Simon Girty is perhaps the most notorious figure in American 
frontier history. A noted scout and interpreter, he defected to the British in 1778, at the height of the American Revolution and helped to lead native warriors against American settlements in western Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky. This earned him the status of traitor and renegade — but the story is far more complex than a "good guys vs. bad guys" reading of history would have us believe.

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Music: Blue Frontier by Jim Cornelius

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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

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