Saturday, August 16, 2008

American History when America was Young, White and Free

Prairie traveler : a hand-book for overland expeditions, with maps, illustrations, and itineraries of the principal routes between the Mississippi and the Pacific (1859)

This was the handbook printed by the US Army for every pioneer as they set out unto the great unknown. Once off the boat in St. Charles, Missouri, men and their families bought wagons made in St. Louis, laid in supplies for the 4 month journey to California and all points in between and used this book as a guide in dealing with Indians, how to attack and defend, how to lay encampments and other survival skills needed to survive "Indian Country". An excellent insight as to what our ancestors went through in those early days.

Be proud of who you are and what your people have accomplished. We are explorers, conquerors, builders and creators. No other race even comes close.

A handbook for free white men

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