• At last, from the undisputed expert on Rogers Rangers, here is the long-awaited chronicle of this tragic and infamous event. This phenomenal "commando" attack, initially successful, would be forever scarred by the violent deaths and starvation suffered by the Rangers during their return journey. Burt Loescher traveled thousands of miles tracing the routes of the separate Ranger parties, interviewing old-timers and descendants, and digging through hundreds of archival documents to painstakingly piece together the truth of the St. Francis Raid. There are many threads to this story, including its historical background, the events that occurred early in the expedition that foretold its outcome, and the separate agonies that befell the 11 groups of Rangers when the main force divided during the retreat from St. Francis. Extracts from actual Ranger diaries and journals provide authentic accounts of the journey, as well as shedding light on the personalities of the Rangers themselves. Many legends have grown around the story of the St. Francis Raid, most of them centering around the valuable silver and gold treasures stolen from the mission chapel by the Rangers and buried along the return routes when the men became too weak with hunger to continue to carry their heavy loads. Some say the Rangers were "cursed" for destroying and desecrating the mission. You will be able to retrace the separate trails by following the detailed descriptions and maps in this book. Mr. Loescher went far beyond Rogers own Journal accounts to get to the truth of the St. Francis Raid. He combed the documents in the Loudoun and Amherst Papers, colonial newspaper accounts, narratives, and, most importantly, some never-before published French accounts. He also disproves the legends that suffer from "credibility gaps." Many newly discovered facts completely change our currently held notions of the Raid, which have been shaped by the novel and motion picture. So much new evidence has been turned up that a definitive volume on the Raid was imperative. The exhaustive Appendices, detailed maps, and splendid color illustrations by well-known Ranger artist Gary Zaboly and Ron Embleton, make this study a complete source of reference for the historian, the treasure hunter, the Rogers Ranger enthusiast, as well as the lover of exciting early Americana.   
  • In this iconoclastic book, Francis Jennings recasts the story of American colonization as a territorial invasion. The traditional history of early America paints the colonies as a transplantation of European culture to a new continent--a "virgin land" in which Native Americans were assigned the role of foil whose main contribution was to stimulate the energy and ingenuity of European dispossessors. Jennings rejects this ideology and examines the relationships between Europeans and Indians from a far more critical point of view. Shorn of old mythology and rationalizations, Puritan actions are seen in the cold light of material interest and naked expansion.  
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    Robert Griffing 11x14 Matted Print Or 14x7 Matted and Framed Print w/ Antique Blue Frame
  • The Narrative Art of Robert Griffing - The Journey continues contains over 120 color plates in a book of over 160 pages depicting 18th Eastern Woodland American Indian people. The images contained in this book are of paintings Griffing created after the publication of The Art of Robert Griffing, released in 1999. *Signed by Author
  • The history of the company varied inversely to England's success against France. When England's position was insecure, the company received British approval and support, but when Britain's star was in the ascendant, favoritism toward the company waned. After 1763, having outlived its raison d' etre, it was allowed to die a natural death through neglect and the endless litigation in which it became in volved.   
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    Bouquet was a key figure in General Forbes' expedition, which recaptured the Forks of the Ohio from the French and led to the founding of Pittsburgh.
  • The year following the recapture of the Pittsburgh area, Bouquet's forces prepared for renewed French attacks which never occurred. Problems of maintaining a force in western Pennsylvania are the principal concern of the documents in this volume.
  • In 1759-1760, Fort Pitt and small fortifications to the north and south were built. Bouquet established a post on Presque Isle, while the French were losing the major campaign in Canada.
  • Bouquet was again placed in full command of the western region and found chronic dishonesty and desertion. Settlers and hunters were barred for fear of provoking the Indians, while the Redcoat units were trained for a campaign in the West Indies.  
  • The culminating events of Bouquet's career - Pontiac's Rebellion, the Battle of Bushy Run, the march to Ohio that ended the Indian insurgency in 1764, and Bouquet's appointment to command the Army of the Floridas - are captured in documents selected for this final printed volume, which closes in 1765 with his last known letter before his death in Florida - a love letter.
  • Robert Griffing 9x12 print                 $40.00  
  • Robert Griffing 16x20 signed print         $50.00  
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