The Frontier Partisans Podcast
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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Music: Blue Frontier by Jim Cornelius

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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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Music: Blue Frontier by Jim Cornelius

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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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Music: Blue Frontier by Jim Cornelius

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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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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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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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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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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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