Western Life

Jedediah Smith

Jedediah Strong Smith was an American hero whose memory is treasured by the American people. He was born on 6th January 1799, in New York. He was known as an explorer and trader who loved to explore different parts of the US territory. He was the first-ever American to enter the state which is now… Continue reading Jedediah Smith

Western Life

Daniel Boone: The Great Pioneer

Daniel Boone was born in November 1734 and died around 85 years later in September 26, 1820. But in the intervening time period, he made a name for himself that still resonates throughout American history. Boone the Pioneer He was an all-American woodsman, pioneer, explorer, and frontiersman. As a matter of fact, his many exploits along the… Continue reading Daniel Boone: The Great Pioneer

Western Life

The American Revolution – Heroes and Villains

The unexpected outcome of The American Revolution was achieved, in part, by the bravery of the American militia and the cooperation of the country’s citizens. General George Washington proved himself one of the greatest military leaders in history, while others made notable contributions to the war. These included: Ethan Allen Allen was given the task… Continue reading The American Revolution – Heroes and Villains

Western Fiction

History of the American Western Novel

A good story is one that can transport the reader to a different place, another time period or both. American Westerns were written to depict life and adventures in the ‘Wild West.’ The writers often based the novels on real people, exaggerating hardships and violence to make the story more interesting.  The desert landscapes where… Continue reading History of the American Western Novel