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Rachel de Beer put her brother inside an anthill and covered him with her body dying of exposure (it was below freezing) thus saving him. Seems this story is only a myth loosely based on an incident in the USA or Canada. My Childhood Memories, My Land, African History, African Beauty, South Africa, The Past, War, Nordic Walking, Apartheid

A young South African heroine …

South African children are raised with the tale of little Racheltjie de Beer, twelve years old, but small for her age, whose family had a farm in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains where it…

Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger October 1825 – 14 July better known as Paul Kruger , and affectionately known as Uncle Pa. Union Of South Africa, Armed Conflict, History Online, Head Of State, African History, African Art, My Childhood Memories, Antique Photos, My Land

this Day in History: Oct 10, 1825: Paul Kruger, the face of Boer resistance against the British during the Second Boer War is born

Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger (10 October 1825 – 14 July 1904), better known as Paul Kruger, and affectionately known as Uncle Paul (Afrikaans: "Oom Paul"), was State President of the South African Republic (Transvaal). He gained international renown as the face of Boer resistance against the British during the South African or Second Boer War (1899–1902). Kruger was born at Bulhoek, on his grandfather's farm in the British Cape Colony, and he grew up on the farm Vaalbank. He received…

Native American Survival Skills that endure the test of time for thousands of years and able to brave every obstacles nature forced at them. The full guide to teaching you hunting,fishing, fighting, making survival tools, medical healings and more. Survival Shelter, Wilderness Survival, Mountain Man, Native Indian, Native Art, Native American History, American Indians, Native American Teepee, Native American Clothing

Information & Facts on Teepees

Tepees or tipis are the name of dwellings used by American Indians. Typically, they were constructed of poles arranged and fastened into a conical frame covered by animal skins. A hole was left in the top for smoke to escape and a flap was created to allow movement in and out of the teepee.

Suffer the Little Children: British Concentration Camps During the Anglo-Boer War Happy Stories, Armed Conflict, Innocent Child, Genealogy Research, History Projects, The Old Days, African History, My Heart Is Breaking, Family History

Suffer the Little Children: British Concentration Camps During the 2nd Anglo-Boer War

As promised, this is not a happy story. Some of the photos in this post are disturbing. They break my heart. I hope I do not use them gratuitously. The Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 has a strange hol…

In Langlaagte later the same evening, Boer War hero General Jacobus Hercules (Koos) De la Rey was on his way to Potchef- stroom accompanied . Colonial, Cape Colony, War Novels, African Love, Armed Conflict, History Projects, African History, Funny People, Rey

This Day in History: May 31, 1902: The Boer War ends

In Pretoria, representatives of Great Britain and the Boer states sign the Treaty of Vereeniging, officially ending the three-and-a-half-year South African Boer War. The Boers, also known as Afrikaners, were the descendants of the original Dutch settlers of southern Africa. Britain took possession of the Dutch Cape colony in 1806 during the Napoleonic wars, sparking resistance from the independence-minded Boers, who resented the Anglicization of South Africa and Britain's anti-slavery…