The Frontier Partisans Podcast
Episode 25— Pontiac’s War — The Posts Fall

Episode 25— Pontiac’s War — The Posts Fall

January 24, 2022

The Siege of Detroit begins, and British posts fall like dominos through the Great Lakes and Illinois Country.

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Episode 24 — Pontiac’s War — An Introduction

Episode 24 — Pontiac’s War — An Introduction

January 6, 2022

Victorious in the French & Indian War, Great Britain sought to assert its dominance over the interior of North America. The Indian peoples of the region did not see themselves as a conquered people. As British officials sought to reset terms of trade relationships, trouble began brewing — trouble that would, in 1763,  rip open the frontier in a spasm of extreme violence.

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Episode 23 — Frederick Russell Burnham — Gold Rush, War and Fortune

Episode 23 — Frederick Russell Burnham — Gold Rush, War and Fortune

December 18, 2021

After tragedy in Rhodesia, Frederick Russell Burnham and his family pulled up stakes and sought fortune in the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-98. But the quest for fortune would be interrupted by the trumpet call of war, and Brunham would return to Africa to serve as Chief of Scouts for the British Army in South Africa.

Further reading:

Scouting On Two Continents — Frederick Russell Burnham

A Splendid Savage: The Restless Life of Frederick Russel Burnham — Steve Kemper

The Boer War — Thomas Pakenham

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Episode 22 — Frederick Russell Burnham — The Matabele Wars

Episode 22 — Frederick Russell Burnham — The Matabele Wars

November 29, 2021

Frederick Russell Burnham dreamed of Africa. In 1893, he and his wife Blanche and their young son Roderick set out to make those dreams a reality — and they rode straight into war.

 Further reading:

Scouting On Two Continents — Frederick Russell Burnham

A Splendid Savage: The Restless Life of Frederick Russel Burnham — Steve Kemper

An American Family on the African Frontier — Mary and Richard Bradford

Matabele: The War of 1893 and the 1896 Rebellions

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Episode 21 — Frederick Russell Burnham — The Making of a Scout

Episode 21 — Frederick Russell Burnham — The Making of a Scout

November 16, 2021

Frederic Russell Burnham was a romantic who aspired from his youth to be a frontier scout. On his own on the Arizona frontier as a teenager, he apprenticed to old-timers and trained himself in the skills he prized — and tested himself in feud and on patrol in the late days of the Apache wars.

Further reading:

Scouting On Two Continents — Frederick Russell Burnham

Taking Chances — Frederick Russell Burnham

A Splendid Savage: The Restless Life of Frederick Russel Burnham — Steve Kemper

 

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Further reading: To the Banks of the Zambezi by T.V. Bulpin

Johannes Lodewikus Lee — African Hunter

Johannes Lodewikus Lee — African Hunter

October 27, 2021

Johannes Lodewikus Lee was one of the more wayward and eccentric hunters who penetrated the interior of southern Africa in the middle of the 19th Century, on the hunt for elephant ivory. He loved many women — though not well — and sired a great brood of children while building a weird stone castle, and shooting himself into a modest fortune.

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Further reading: To the Banks of the Zambezi by T.V. Bulpin

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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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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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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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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