Posted by Champ on January 24, 1999 at 14:45:01:
In Reply to: Re: Renegades posted by Victoria on January 24, 1999 at 07:57:19:
: : O'siyo,
: : I really enjoyed Elaine's info on Girty's wife. I thought since I base my "renegade longhunter" persona in Caldwell's Coy of Butler's Rangers on ol' Simon. I hope y'all enjoy...
: : "Champ"
: : [the mixed-blood renegade]
: : --------------------------
: Howdy Champ,
: Wouldn't your character then be the antithesis of Hawkeye?
In what way? Its an interesting question, but they were actually much the same when they were in the wilderness, the lifestyle they embraced [Native American], the difference came to when white encroachment & warfare came to the land, they responded differently, Hawkeye chose to move on but got caught up in heroic events; Girty faced it head on, and was one of those "captives" you & Elaine mention, who never was the same after returning to white society [I'm sure he felt a real pull to "return" until he did], and who felt closer to his adopted family [the Wyandots], so when he switched sides to the British, he naturaly joined his Native brothers who had allied with the British.
Hawkeye & Girty were mirrors of each other in some ways, but the reflection Girty cast back was a dark one.
I wonder, if the Indians hadnt had a "beef" with the Kentuckians
& had instead fought the British, if Girty would be a "hero" today?
the mix-blood renegade
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