The Frontier Partisans Podcast

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

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