As part of Father's Day weekend celebration, Black Creek Pioneer village held the Revolutionary War reenactment between the British army and the rebels( current United States). In the first video, the British army catches a rebel spy. He proudly says when caught " Liberty Or Death!". Fortunately for him, the rebels rescue him in video 2. The 3rd and 4th videos show a skirmish between the British army and the Rebels. Those gun shots were deafening 😂. They finally end up on the battlefield where several casualties occur. Reenactment actors were quite convincing when they died 😊.The seasoned actors made sure they were in the shade and lying face down when they died 😂 to avoid the sunlight. The final battle ended with the British army retreating, though it was not very clear why? They were higher in number and had very few casualties.. Apparently their muskets stopped working.. Anyway it was fun to watch! I hope you enjoy it too. Happy Father's Day!
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@schig80 and I highly recommend checking out Judith Kalaora's portrayal of great American Revolutionary war hero Deborah Sampson. The performance was incredible, and it was great to geek out with a fellow Deborah Sampson admirer. The event was really nice too. They had a raffle, and we won a tea set and a hand painted plate. They also gave us a bottle of merlot. We also rode a pedal powered carousel (the man there hand carved the horses) and toured the Aptucxet Trading Post. We learned a lot and had fun. Check out @historyatplay and go see her performances. And if you know me and still haven't read up on Deborah Sampson, that's just plain weird at this point. #history#deborahsampson#bourne @bournehistory #revolutionarywar
For June 17th during my campaign against negativity I am highlighting Cherokee Beloved Woman Nanye'hi or Nancy Ward. Who worked endlessly for peaceful co-existence with the European-Americans.
Born in 1738 in the Cherokee Capital of Chota (modern day Monore County, Tennessee) her family were members of the #WolfClan . In 1755 she stood by her husband during a battle with the #MuscogeeCreeks chewing the lead bullets to create a rough edge so it would be more deadly. When her husband was fatally shot, Nanye'hi picked up his rifle and continued on fighting with the men until they won the fight. This bravery lead her to be name Ghighau, Beloved Woman in Cherokee, which gave her the position to lead the Women's Council and sit with the Council of Chiefs. As the years went on most of the Cherokee wanted to fight with the Americans but Nanye'hi realized they would not likely win against the numerous and well-supplied #colonists . Instead she pleaded her case of learning to live together and she even married an Englishman named Bryant Ward to help show it was possible. They were married in the late 1850's and she adopted the English name of Nancy Ward. During the #RevolutionaryWar Nanye'hi warned the #Americans not to fight with her #tribe because at this time many Tribes sided with the British. She even sent food to the starving local militias and her efforts paid off when they negotiated a peace treaty in 1781. At the treaty conference she declared, "Our cry is all for peace; let it continue. This peace must last forever. Let your women's sons be ours; our sons be yours. Let your women hear our words." She became the de-facto Ambassador between the Cherokee and the Americans and continued her call for peace until the very end. She opened an Inn in SE Tennessee and lived out the rest of her days there with her son caring for her. Nanye'hi died in either 1822 or 1824 not long before the Cherokee's last bit of land was taken and the tribes were pushed west during the #TrailofTears . #campaignagainstnegativity#campaign#Cherokee#remarkablewomen#remarkablewomeninhistory#cherokeeindian#nanyehi#tennessee#chota#belovedwoman#nativeamerican#americanhistory