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Scots-Irish in the backcountry:  "This rapid transformation in appearance quickly set them apart from the wigs and buckles and frilly shirts of New England.  Almost immediately the frontier revitalized the hunter-warrior encoding in their bloodline...In a belt around their waist, they wore...a tomahawk and a scalping knife for hunting & self-defense...Skill with a rifle & knife were essential to survival, & a good marksman had great status in his community."  ("The Other Irish" p32, by…

Scots-Irish in the backcountry: "This rapid transformation in appearance quickly set them apart from the wigs and buckles and frilly shirts of New England. Almost immediately the frontier revitalized the hunter-warrior encoding in their bloodline...In a belt around their waist, they wore...a tomahawk and a scalping knife for hunting & self-defense...Skill with a rifle & knife were essential to survival, & a good marksman had great status in his community." ("The Other Irish" p32, by…

mountain men | Western Art by Denny Karchner - Art Gallery, Blog

mountain men | Western Art by Denny Karchner - Art Gallery, Blog

United States Civil War,Confederate Army, 27th Virginia Infantry, color bearer, December of 1862

United States Civil War,Confederate Army, 27th Virginia Infantry, color bearer, December of 1862

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