Date: July 1, 1776 through December 1782.
Opposing Forces: British (Indians): 4,000; American: (Militia) 4,000. [Read more…]
The Border Collie is a working and herding dog breed developed in the Anglo-Scottish border region for herding livestock, especially sheep. It was specifically bred for intelligence and obedience.
Considered highly intelligent, extremely energetic, acrobatic and athletic, they frequently compete with great success in sheepdog trials and dog sports. They are often cited as the most intelligent of all domestic dogs. Border Collies continue to be employed in their traditional work of herding livestock throughout the world.
The most notable settlers of Colonial America were the Pilgrims. The Mayflower, Squanto, Thanksgiving, and their descendants have been widely romanticized and much of their history, the true history of the Pilgrims, is not well-known. Their struggle and sacrifice was real and the study of this group of settlers is fascinating. [Read more…]
Myles Standish was born 1584 in Lancashire, England and would eventually become an English military officer appointed to the Pilgrims. His ability as a soldier has become legendary and his techniques used in the New World ranged from respectable to brutal that offended those closest to him. He would be elected as the leader of the military of Plymouth Colony until the end of his life. [Read more…]