The Frontier Partisans Podcast
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

Graphics by Lynn Woodward, Woodward Creative

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

Graphics by Lynn Woodward, Woodward Creative

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

Graphics by Lynn Woodward, Woodward Creative

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

Graphics by Lynn Woodward, Woodward Creative

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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