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East to West Hunting Podcast

Sep 2, 2019

Rogers Rangers, The Third Largest City in America and the French & Indian Wars with Dr. David Starbuck

Archeologist, author and professor Dr. David Starbuck joins us this week at Rogers Island - the setting for James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans. At the height of the French & Indian Wars on America's first frontier, Fort Edward, New York was the third largest city in the American colonies. We talk with David and his students about:

  • The rich history behind the Last of the Mohicans,
  • Rogers' Rangers and the birthplace of the US Army Rangers
  • Why were Fort Edward, the Hudson River, Lake George and Fort William Henry at the forefront of global affairs in 1757?
  • Did the Rangers and soldiers hunt for wild game and fish?
  • How did the French & Indian Wars shape America's path?
  • Why is Rogers Island relevant today?
  • Archeology as a path toward storytelling and conservation
  • SUNY Adirondack's Summer Archeology Field Program;
  • Interviews with students and more
To read 'We are finally back': Archaeology program makes 18th century finds on Rogers Island  in the August 1, 2019 Post Star, click HERE
Find Dr. David Starbuck's books at Amazon by clicking HERE