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Leaving no Tracks By Robert Griffing.

Leaving no Tracks By Robert Griffing.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 28 Apr 2020

Something Splashing This Way Comes by John Buxton

Something Splashing This Way Comes by John Buxton
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 5 Feb 2020

Trail food bags & containers.

Trail Food Bags & Containers. "I have travelled with neere 200. of them at once, neere 100. miles through the woods, every man carrying a little Basket of this [Nokehick] at his back, and sometimes in a hollow Leather Girdle about his middle,...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 12 Jul 2019

17C American Women: Women in 17C Virginia

17C American Women: Women in 17C Virginia: This is the Virginia of the  Native Americans,  that British American colonial women would have found in the early years of the 1600s.   ...Hand-colored illustration of Theodor de Bry's (1528-1598)...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 20 Feb 2018

Colonial Williamsburg plans tomahawk throwing range in Historic Area

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has submitted a proposal to the city’s zoning board to construct a “tomahawk/axe throwing range” in the Historic Area at the old military encampment site at 311 East Nicholson Street.. (Courtesy Google...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 7 Jun 2017

Virginia Indians. A Link.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 17 Mar 2016

More on Kettles, a Blog Link.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 25 Oct 2015


Watching the Back Trail By Andrew Knez Jnr. THE THIRTEENTH REMOVE Instead of going toward the Bay, which was that I desired, I must go with them five or six miles down the river into a mighty thicket of brush; where we abode almost a fortnight. Here one...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 6 May 2015

Indian Trade Goods 1759.

Fifteen hundred ells of limbourg, half blue and half redSix hundred ells of sempitemcFifty plumes of different colorsFifty pairs of copper shoe-bucklesTwenty three-point blanketsSix hundred two-and-a-half-point blanketsTwo hundred two-and-a-half-point...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 18 Aug 2014

A List of Supplies for French and Indian Forces 1747.

By John Buxton. Following is a list of supplies issued to a French and Indian raiding party in the winter of 1747, which was led by Commander Boucher de Niverville. This list has been, in part, re-translated by the author.Supplies for the six militia...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 16 Aug 2014


I was sitting on a bench, when the old chief got up and put both his hands on my head and said something, I did not know what. Then he gave me a name and called me "Mohcossea," after the old chief that was killed, who was the father of...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 2 Apr 2013


By Robert Griffing.The next day was the 9th day of April, and thirteenth day that I had been their prisoner. The chief Indians and warriors that day held a general council, to know in what manner and way to dispose of me. They collected...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 31 Mar 2013

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