The Frontier & Celts

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Posted by Victoria on February 12, 1998 at 15:47:18:

In Reply to: Celtic Connections? posted by Elaine on February 12, 1998 at 09:47:40:

: And what ARE the reasons everyone loves this movie? I know we've heard some before, but it's been awhile.

: Please humor me with some opinions.

: E

One of the reasons, besides the couple I've mentioned before, but which may have some genetic basis is because it is the sense of adventure it provides. I know I seem to look for adventure and frontier type experiences: caving, hiking, off trail camping, snorkling in the Caribbean(still has a very frontier flavor). I think you could probably say the first generation or so were here because they were looking for land and new lives. But to keep following the frontier revealed some predisposition for adventure. Thrill seeking during the 18c?

If I could I'd love to take a time machine back to the time period to see the forest. Massive trees, boiling springs, natural gas vents that could be lit & watched as they burned (described in "Follow the River"), buffalo herds, wild rivers. Cantuckee was supposed to be amazing. It's pretty now, but after several loggings all the 500-1000 year old trees are gone. And what were the First Nations actually like before being totally affected by Europeans? Studi's Magua provides us a glimpse but I would like to see what they were really like. (Time machines provide several nifty safety features. We'd need depends for sure if we encountered the real thing).

Food for thought?

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