Saturday, May 24, 2008

Church's Company 1675-1707

You may be forgiven for thinking that frontier warfare in America was just all about the Revolution or French and Indian wars but conflict between the colonial powers and Indians like the Abenaki was an ongoing thing throughout the whole era of setlement in America with many raids in the late 1600s. This living history group recreates the period of the late 17thc early 18thc - a colourful age that encompasses dramatic events such as the Deerfield raid of 1704. I tried to get this period going in the UK of all places - we did one event at the American Museum but as you can imagine it was a bit too obscure for England. However this group seem to be doing well and if I lived 'over there' I'd probably be wanting to get into it as it is pretty fascinating. I'd have to be a French Marine or Native though.
This website is really well done with lots of resources and images - it really sells the period in a useful way - I hope you take the time to check it out.