A little history from Chief Black Hoof

Chief Black Hoof explains the meaning of the word we now say as “Kentucky” as he begins to explain life from the eyes of his people.  It’s interesting to hear history from a different perspective than the narrow view taught to us in school.  As he continues the differences begin to grow less and start to become similarities.He continues to describe the society of his people and it soon becomes clear that perhaps they were more progressive than the white men. He explains how women in his tribe were held in a higher position than even the white man’s women.  Indian women managed the affairs of the family, where to set camp, what to grow, they held all the belongings in the wig-wam, and yes even the wig-wam.  While the women in the white man’s nation had little to say about these things.  He describes  when it came time to go to war how the braves would defer the final veto to the elder women.  Then describes how young men became warriors.  And describes the making of the “scalp lock” and what it meant, along with the adorning of the warriors.  The reasons they fought the early settlers were described in ways that differ from those we learned.  Black Hoof goes on to describe his decisions in dealings with the white men of this new nation. And describes his final days.

Well I hope this has given you a little different perspective of history, it certainly caused me to think a little more about what I ‘knew”.  Brenda and I spent the whole day there just soaking up the atmosphere of the time they portrayed.  So I’ll be posting more videos and pictures to help tell the story we saw.

As always…

“Get out, Be safe, and Go adventure”

4 thoughts on “A little history from Chief Black Hoof”

  1. Powerful, Dan! So much about our history we DON’T know. And worse, yet, history is constantly rewritten to serve political purposes.

    Live free & be happy,


    1. Thanks Ed, it’s true that our history has been told to us by some that just may have a hidden agenda. Sorry it took so long to reply here, but check out the most recent post.


    1. Hi Susan, Glad you enjoyed this. I hope you also checked out the George Rodgers Clark post. That fellow was most entertaining! As for not seeing your comment, I think it’s not visible until’ I reply or approve it. And well… sometimes the adventures come faster than the blogs. Ok ok, who am I foolin’ they always come faster than the posts. ;-}


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