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PostSubject: Re: Patch Knife from THe Mountain Man Emporium - Two Feathers   November 28th 2017, 1:32 pm

Actually... I thought of adding caping as a benefit to my blade design, thanks.
I think I'll just quit while I'm ahead. I appreciate your support, maybe it's the PA. thing? I'm 75% Navajo. My mom was full blood, my day 50% maybe that's why my designs look like they do?
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PostSubject: Re: Patch Knife from THe Mountain Man Emporium - Two Feathers   November 28th 2017, 3:46 pm

We better move by each other .... we could be kissin' cousins ...  Mad

   A lot of family history in Pennsylvania’s early years. Look up the history of Fort Granville a militia stockade located in the colonial Province of Pennsylvania. Its site was about a mile from Lewistown, in what is now Granville Township, Mifflin County.    Active from 1755 until 1756, the stockade briefly sheltered pioneer settlers in the Juniata River Valley during the French & Indian War (our great, great grandmother on my mother’s side of the family was one of the woman provided shelter).
   Fort Granville was under the command of Lieutenant Edward Armstrong who was killed the first of August 1776, Sergeant John Turner surrendered the fort, garrison, and civilians who had taken refuge inside the stockade. The unfortunate sergeant was made an example of by the victors. They tied him to a stake and "after having heated several old gun barrels red-hot, they danced around him, and every minute or two, seared and burned his flesh... After tormenting him almost to death, they scalped him, and then held up a lad, who ended his sufferings by laying open his skull with a hatchet. The death of Turner was due to a personal feud with an Indian had had badly beaten at a previous time. The captives were taken to Fort de Chartres in the Illinois country, where they were ransomed from the Indians by the French officers and local inhabitants. Escorted to New Orleans, they were then repatriated to England and eventually returned to the American colonies. Our great, great grandmother was one of the woman taken from Fort Granville.
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   My Great Grandmother Conner was 1/2 Native American (not clear as to which tribe, but believed to have been Delaware or one of the sub tribes like the Lenape who were known traders with the Otzinachson tribe). Lydia C. (Ewing) O’Connor was taken when captured by local Indians, believed to be of the Otzinachson tribe.  
Lydia was in captivity for over 18 months before trade arrangements were made for her release. The family lived near Shippensburg PA in the mid to late 1700's, same time period and location where John Brady rifle’s shows this spot on its patch box map and its owner’s location. We have often wondered if there was a connection between the two mentioned ….




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PostSubject: Re: Patch Knife from THe Mountain Man Emporium - Two Feathers   November 28th 2017, 4:13 pm

Brother Buck
 MAN... That's some screwed up shit, but then most of history is. I know nothing of my mom's lineage other than she was Navajo from AZ. originally. Moved here with her parents so her dad could work the coal mines in Wilkes Barre Scranton area. Eventually her dad loaded up the family and moved to Nescopeck, PA. to work at the AC&F (American Car and Foundry) in Berwick. Her dad worked for my dad's dad, my grandfather, who was a supervisor for the AC&F and they got my dad and mom together, and the rest as they say "is history." And that's about all the "history of them that I know. Nothing historically terrifying or sinister, just plain hard workin' folk. As for the really distant relatives, I can't say? Could have been some bloodshed? Maybe a little "hair loss," but then I think Navajo were pretty friendly people?
Got my new forge almost done. Hopefully tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Patch Knife from THe Mountain Man Emporium - Two Feathers   November 28th 2017, 9:00 pm

It wasn't uncommon for the native Americans to grab young girls and boys in the settling of the east coast. Captives were good trading material for guns and powder along with getting supplies and you used them like slaves until the trade was good. They were taken great distances from the surrounding they knew, that way these kids wouldn't know which way to run if lucky enough to escape. The different tribes had more knowledge of the whites than we give them credit for.

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PostSubject: Re: Patch Knife from THe Mountain Man Emporium - Two Feathers   November 29th 2017, 4:35 am

Brother Buck
 Thank you. I learned something in here. You're always impressive to communicate with. You're like a walking history book. Park Service????
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PostSubject: Re: Patch Knife from THe Mountain Man Emporium - Two Feathers   November 29th 2017, 6:45 am

Stoney thank you for the kind words. 

The wife says "you drive me nuts with your research, testing some item or some unimportant project when we have other things to do" .... That usually means we need to go (me drive her) to look at some new store or me and the dog sit and wait while she shops. Thank God for pets, they are usually better than humans. Just kidding .... I think ???  Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Patch Knife from THe Mountain Man Emporium - Two Feathers   November 29th 2017, 7:59 am

Brother Buck
 I've found that dogs make better friends than humans. They'll give their lives for you, they don't judge, they'll only bite you if you deserved it, and they don't bend your ear when you don't really care to listen.
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PostSubject: Re: Patch Knife from THe Mountain Man Emporium - Two Feathers   November 29th 2017, 9:17 am

Amend Brother ....  :rtup

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