Backwoodsmen sentence example

backwoodsmen
  • In December 1763 six Christian Indians, Conestogas, were massacred by the " Paxton boys " from Paxton near the present Harrisburg; the Indians who had escaped were taken to Lancaster for safe keeping but were seized and killed by the " Paxton boys," who with other backwoodsmen marched upon Philadelphia early in 1764, but Quakers and Germans gathered quickly to protect it and civil war was averted, largely by the diplomacy of Franklin.
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  • Mackenzie traveled by bark canoe and had a cache of rum and a crew of Canadian voyageurs, hard-living backwoodsmen, for company.
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