Pillow Fight Set of Cowboy vs Indian pillowcases

Royalkane

$27.95 

From our Original Art Series of PILLOW FIGHTING
comes the highly sought after design, COWBOYS vs. INDIANS!

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What an ART statement to have these dueling pillowcases adorn your bed! Makes the GREATEST conversation piece! A cowboy and an Indian, ready for a SHOWDOWN, in this perfect play-on-words PILLOW FIGHT, ready to fight for their life! These pillows hilariously welcome you to pick them up and start fighting each other with them :-)

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One of the only gifts that could look so sophisticated and swanky in an adults room, yet would look so cool and fun in a kid's room too!

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About the pillowcase:
Fits perfectly standard / queen sized pillowcases,
200 thread count percale, hotel quality-made to LAST!
60% cotton, 40% polyester , Durable for heavy washing
Single pick yarn, snow white: Dimensions: 20" x 30"
Made In The USA

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ABOUT COWBOYS AND INDIANS:

IN THE BEGINNING

When the first white men arrived in the new world [America] from the Old world [Europe], they came across high cheek boned, deeply suntanned natives, who they later nicknamed 'Red Indians'. These were the first ever to live in America and lived there alone for centuries. Did you know that they weren't called red Indians because of their skin colour, but because of the red war paint they wore when going out?

It is however important to tell you that from very early on there were 2 main types of Indians-Forest and Prairie- and they both lived in very different ways..

The White Man discovered the Native Americans (Red Indians)in the 16th Century. They were by no means foolish, they knew how to use stone, wood, skin and bone for their weapons and household objects, but knew absolutely nothing about Metal. The men knew how to get their women [squaws] to carry all the heavy loads, all about fire to cook and keep them warm.

Below is a list of the major tribes and where they originated from;

Apache - South Plains, South West, East

Cherokee - East Tennessee, North Carolina

Cheyenne - Plains

Chinook - North West Pacific coast

Iroquois - North East

Mohawk - New York

Navajo - New Mexico, Arizona, Utah

Sioux - Plains

The History of The Wild West

Christopher Columbus's discovery of America in 1492 was responsible for the mass invasion of the American continent by the Spanyards.. In fact they were the first people to introduce the horse back to the American continent in 10,000 years.

Before the wars of Independence, which resulted in the 1776 formation of the United States of America, relations between the British and the 8 civilised native American Tribes from the South East, - Creeks, Seminoles, Cherokees, Chotaws, and Chickasaws were quite good. The Indians liked the British style and began to copy their clothing, farming methods, and even the housing.
During the War of Independence, most of the Forest Indians had taken up arms against the 13 colonies [i.e. the USA] and that meant when the war ended they found themselves on the losing side.

After the Great Shawnee leader was killed in 1813 the rest of his tribe were pushed off to an Indian Territory on some awful land, west of the Mississippi. Between 1820 and 1840 this land became a dumping ground for over 10,000 Redskins who were now unwanted.

In the early part of the 19th Century there was a massive move towards California and Oregon. People were moving because they heard the land was cheap but fertile. One of the ways to get to the West from the East was to travel west via the Oregon Trail. Wagons rolled along the trail from 1839, and were very rarely attacked by the Indians, particularly if they stuck to the trail. The only time they came under attack was if they tried to take the land belonging to the Indians away from them.

Between 1840 and 1890 the buffalo herds had shrunk from 40,000,000 to about 1,000. Most of them being killed by the railway construction crews and miners for food and then by the Europeans for fun and by hunters for their skins. This all culminated in the buffalo becoming off limits to the Indians.

Life could be hard on the 'trains' of wagons that travelled across the prairies and deserts. By the mid 1850's the deserts were littered with animal skeletons, wagons that were broken and human remains. When the wagon train reached Missouri river they rested at a little town of Independence and joined together to form long wagon trains, which seldom had less than 2,0 in them. Problems arose, as it was hard to keep the 'trains' together as they moved at different speeds.

By 1860 175,000 settlers had crossed the plains and mountains from the Mississippi to the land called California while thousands went to Oregon, which was further north. In 1848 pure gold was found on the fork of American river in the Sacramento valley California. , And this was spark off what we know as 'the Great American Gold Rush'.

In the middle of the States was a large area called.the 'Great Plains' where great herds of Buffalo and rangy longhorn cattle lived, and of course the people who lived off them-the Native American Indian. In I830 when the cattle industry began were over 100,000 animals in Texas alone, most of them were running wild after the Texas Revolution, when the Texans took , what is now Texas from the Mexicans. The cattle were claimed by the stronger of the two, who happened to be the first real cowboys many of them were from British descent. They drove the herds, which were vast down to New Orleans or across to Californian where they were sold.

After the Civil War of 1862-65 the defeated Texans crawled home where they found their ranches wrecked and their cattle running all over the place. Whilst they had been away at war the cattle industry had collapsed. 100's of cowboys were drafted in to drive the running wild cattle Northwards where there was a shortage of quality beef. Some of the cattle went to the Northeast to Sedalia where they met the newly laid eastbound railway. The long journey North was very dangerous as there were bands of 'red legs' and not to mention savage Indians all with the intent of stealing the cattle.

In 1862 the controversial Homestead Act made land very cheap. Settlers were allowed to farm 160 acres free of charge on the proviso that they stuck it out for 5 yrs, and then it legally became theirs. The only problem was that the fertile land went immediately to the railroad companies or to the Government leaving what was left to the rest. In 1873 families were offered another 160 acres of land on the provision that they planted at least 1 acre of trees.

The first mail service began in April 1860 when 49 letters and 3 Newspapers were carried 1,980 miles from St Joseph Missouri to Sacramento, California. Because it was such a long way horses and their riders were changed every 12 miles. This service was soon replaced by the telegraph.

In 1864 life for the Native American Indian was not very pleasant. There patience was pushed to the extreme and they began to attack the paleface camps and settlements. A Colonel John Chivington took revenge and charged on 2 peaceful tribes. Out of the 133 resident Indians he slaughtered 105 of them including women and children. All the bodies were scalped and mutilated.

As the railroad stretched further and further cow towns started to emerge, to break the journey and service the needs of the cowboys. All was going well for the cattlemen until around 1885 when there were far too many animals around for the prairies that were now beginning to look barren. The weather was inclement and the beasts found it hard to survive. The new homesteaders decided to fence in their land to keep out the starving cattle. Fights broke out and cattlemen were even hanging the homesteaders, and troops had to be brought in. The last great cattle drives were-all over by 1895.

The answer to all the hardships came when the railways arrived, bringing food,clothing and most important of all 'timber'. Equally important were the newlydeveloped seeds and specially invented farm implements and tools, like the steelplough. But best of all along came the steam powered agricultural machines which increased the area that a man could cultivate by well over 1,0 times. Between 1866 and 1898 the output of wheat rose from 152 million bushels to 675 million, and this is where the railways came into their own. Grain was transported to the coast from and then shipped to marketplaces all over the world.

The next big confrontation was won by the Indians who were completely fed up with the constant stream of miners on the Bozeman Trail. The Sioux [who were now armed with rifles], under Red Cloud, attacked the forts that the soldiers were trying to build to protect the travellers and killed 81 of them. The Government in 1868 decided to close the Bozeman Trail and allowed the Sioux to hang onto their land. Despite all this Red Cloud was talked into settling onto a 'Reservation' where he was told that his people would be given housing, food clothing and taught how to farm.

Some of the Indians didn't want to farm and refused to go and in 1874 a 'George Armstrong Custer', who was nicknamed 'Yellow hair' led a group of soldiers into the Black hills of Dakota which was still home to some of the Indians. These soldiers on crossing the Black Hills stumbled across what the Indians call 'yellow Metal' and when they returned with the news, people flocked to these hills. These lands had been given up to the Sioux the 1868 treaty, but this did not seem to stop them. Because of this more and more Sioux refused point blank to go to the Reservation and many who had gone earlier left to join up with the likes of 'Sitting Bull, and 'Crazy Horse'. The army ordered them to all be on the Reservation by 31st of Jan 1876 or else! By then Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull had had more than enough and alone with the might of the Cheyenne nation, got out their bows, spears, tomahawks, you name it and prepared themsplves for a showdown. At this very famous battle, - the 'Battle of Bighorn' Custer and his 225 men were cut to shreds The American people were furiousclaiming that it was a massacre and demanded revenge against the Indians. Despite winning the battle, the Sioux lost the overall war and they were escorted back to the Reservation

In 1883 William Frederick Cody otherwise known as 'Buffalo Bill' headed the first Wild West Show, funnily enough he had never been a cowboy! The shows staged huge battles between the cowboys and the Indians, and these were loved by people all over the.world

In 1893 Sitting Bull was shot dead after having been wrongly accused of heading the 'Ghost Dances (The Indians started to leap about oddly at night, singing squeaky, spooky songs-these sounds called be heard drifting across the reservations and the local people thought they were either mad or preparing for war).
Now that we have given you a brief overview, it is time to look in depth for all you Western fanatics.

ABOUT DUELS:

A duel is an arranged engagement in combat between two individuals, with matched weapons in accordance with agreed-upon rules.
Duels in this form were chiefly practised in Early Modern Europe, with precedents in the medieval code of chivalry, and continued into the modern period (19th to early 20th centuries) especially among military officers. During the 17th and 18th centuries (and earlier), duels were mostly fought with swords (the rapier, later the smallsword, and finally the French foil), but beginning in the late 18th century and during the 19th century, duels were more commonly fought using pistols; fencing and pistol duels continued to co-exist throughout the 19th century. Pistol duelling was employed many times in the Colonial United States until it fell out of favor in Eastern America in the 18th century. It was retained however in the American Old West for quite some time due to the absence of common law.
The duel was based on a code of honour. Duels were fought not so much to kill the opponent as to gain "satisfaction", that is, to restore one's honour by demonstrating a willingness to risk one's life for it, and as such the tradition of duelling was originally reserved for the male members of nobility; however, in the modern era it extended to those of the upper classes generally. From the early 17th century duels became illegal in the countries where they were practised.

History:
In Western society, the formal concept of a duel developed out of the mediaeval judicial duel and older pre-Christian practices such as the Viking Age holmgang. Judicial duels were deprecated by the Lateran Council of 1215. However, in 1459 (MS Thott 290 2) Hans Talhoffer reported that in spite of Church disapproval, there were nevertheless seven capital crimes that were still commonly accepted as resolvable by means of a judicial duel. Most societies did not condemn duelling, and the victor of a duel was regarded not as a murderer but as a hero; in fact, his social status often increased. During the early Renaissance, duelling established the status of a respectable gentleman, and was an accepted manner to resolve disputes. Duelling in such societies was seen as an alternative to less regulated conflict.
The first published code duello, or "code of dueling", appeared in Renaissance Italy. The first formalised national code was France's, during the Renaissance. In 1777, Ireland developed a code duello, which was the most influential in American duelling culture.
According to Ariel Roth, during the reign of Henry IV, over 4,000 French aristocrats were killed in duels "in an eighteen-year period" whilst a twenty-year period of Louis XIII's reign saw some eight thousand pardons for "murders associated with duels". Roth also notes that thousands of men in the Southern United States "died protecting what they believed to be their honor."[1]
Duels could be fought with swords, the rapier and later the smallsword, or between cavalry officers with military swords such as the broadsword or the sabre, and from the 18th century onward, increasingly with pistols.[2] Special sets of duelling pistols were crafted for the wealthiest of noblemen for this purpose.

Rules and weapons:

Offense and satisfaction
The traditional situation that led to a duel often happened after the offense. Whether real or imagined, one party would demand satisfaction from the offender.[3] One could signal this demand with an inescapably insulting gesture, such as throwing his glove before him. This is the origin of the phrase "throwing down the gauntlet". This originates from medieval times, when an individual was knighted. The knight-to-be would receive the accolade of three light blows on the shoulder with a sword and, in some cases, a ritual slap in the face, said to be the last affronts he could accept without redress.[4] Therefore, anyone being slapped with a glove was, like a knight, considered obliged to accept the challenge or be dishonoured. Contrary to popular belief, hitting one in the face with a glove was not a challenge, but could be done after the glove had been thrown down as a response to the one issuing the challenge.
Each party would name a trusted representative (a "second") who would, between them, determine a suitable "field of honour". It was also the duty of each party's second to check that the weapons were equal and that the duel was fair. Although generally demanded by custom, similarity of weapons is not essential; neither are witnesses, seconds, etc. In the 16th and early 17th centuries, it was normal practice for the seconds as well as the principals to fight each other. Later the seconds' role became more specific, to make sure the rules were followed and to try to achieve reconciliation,[5] but as late as 1777 the Irish code still allowed the seconds an option to exchange shots.
Field of honour[edit]
The chief criteria for choosing the field of honour were isolation, to avoid discovery and interruption by the authorities; and jurisdictional ambiguity, to avoid legal consequences. Islands in rivers dividing two jurisdictions were popular duelling sites; the cliffs below Weehawken on the Hudson River where the Hamilton-Burr duel occurred were a popular field of honour for New York duellists because of the uncertainty whether New York or New Jersey jurisdiction applied. Duels traditionally took place at dawn, when the poor light would make the participants less likely to be seen, and to force an interval for reconsideration or sobering-up. For sometime before the mid-18th century, swordsmen duelling at dawn often carried lanterns to see each other. This happened so regularly that fencing manuals integrated lanterns into their lessons. An example of this is using the lantern to parry blows and blind the opponent.[6] The manuals sometimes show the combatants carrying the lantern in the left hand wrapped behind the back, which is still one of the traditional positions for the off hand in modern fencing.[7]
Conditions[edit]
At the choice of the offended party, the duel could be fought to a number of conclusions:
To first blood, in which case the duel would be ended as soon as one man was wounded, even if the wound was minor.
Until one man was so severely wounded as to be physically unable to continue the duel.
To the death (or "à l'outrance"), in which case there would be no satisfaction until one party was mortally wounded.
In the case of pistol duels, each party would fire one shot. If neither man was hit and if the challenger stated that he was satisfied, the duel would be declared over. If the challenger was not satisfied, a pistol duel could continue until one man was wounded or killed, but to have more than three exchanges of fire was considered barbaric and, on the rare occasion that no hits were achieved, somewhat ridiculous.


A fictional pistol duel between Eugene Onegin and Vladimir Lensky
Under the latter conditions, one or both parties could intentionally miss in order to fulfill the conditions of the duel, without loss of either life or honour. However, doing so, known as deloping, could imply that your opponent was not worth shooting. This practice occurred despite being expressly banned by the Code Duello of 1777. Rule 13 stated: "No dumb shooting or firing in the air is admissible in any case... children's play must be dishonourable on one side or the other, and is accordingly prohibited."
Practices varied, however, and many pistol duels were to first blood or death. The offended party could stop the duel at any time if he deemed his honour satisfied. In some duels, the seconds would take the place of the primary dueller if the primary was not able to finish the duel. This was usually done in duels with swords, where one's expertise was sometimes limited. The second would also act as a witness.
Participation in a duel could be honorably refused on account of a major difference in age between the parties and, to a lesser extent, in cases of social inferiority on the part of the challenger. Such inferiority had to be immediately obvious, however. As author Bertram Wyatt-Brown states, "with social distinctions often difficult to measure," most men could not escape on such grounds without the appearance of cowardice.[8]
Pistols[edit]
For a pistol duel, the parties would be placed back to back with loaded weapons in hand and walk a set number of paces, turn to face the opponent, and shoot. Typically, the graver the insult, the fewer the paces agreed upon. Alternatively, a pre-agreed length of ground would be measured out by the seconds and marked, often with swords stuck in the ground (referred to as "points"). At a given signal, often the dropping of a handkerchief, the principals could advance and fire at will. This latter system reduced the possibility of cheating, as neither principal had to trust the other not to turn too soon. Another system involved alternate shots being taken, beginning with the challenged firing first.
Many historical duels were prevented by the difficulty of arranging the "methodus pugnandi". In the instance of Dr. Richard Brocklesby, the number of paces could not be agreed upon;[9] and in the affair between Mark Akenside and Ballow, one had determined never to fight in the morning, and the other that he would never fight in the afternoon.[9] John Wilkes, "who did not stand upon ceremony in these little affairs," when asked by Lord Talbot how many times they were to fire, replied, "just as often as your Lordship pleases; I have brought a bag of bullets and a flask of gunpowder."
Unusual duels
In 1808, two Frenchmen are said to have fought in balloons over Paris, each attempting to shoot and puncture the other's balloon; one duellist is said to have been shot down and killed with his second.[10]
In 1843, two other Frenchmen are said to have fought a duel by means of throwing billiard balls at each other.[10]
In the 1860s, Otto von Bismarck was reported to have challenged Rudolf Virchow to a duel. Virchow, being entitled to choose the weapons, chose two pork sausages, one infected with the roundworm Trichinella; the two would each choose and eat a sausage. Bismarck reportedly declined.[11] The story could be apocryphal, however.[12]

Tp decline a challenge was often equated to defeat by forfeiture, and sometimes regarded as dishonourable. Prominent and famous individuals were especially at risk of being challenged.
The Russian poet Alexander Pushkin prophetically described a number of duels in his works, notably Onegin's duel with Lensky in Eugene Onegin. The poet was mortally wounded in a controversial duel with Georges d'Anthès, a French officer rumoured to be his wife's lover. D'Anthès, who was accused of cheating in this duel, married Pushkin's sister-in-law and went on to become a French minister and senator.


Alexander Hamilton fights his fatal duel with Vice President Aaron Burr, July 1804
In 1598 the English playwright Ben Jonson fought a duel, mortally wounding an actor by the name of Gabriel Spencer. In 1798 HRH The Duke of York, well known as "The Grand Old Duke of York", duelled with Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Lennox and was grazed by a bullet along his hairline. In 1840 the 7th Earl of Cardigan, the officer in charge of the now infamous Charge of the Light Brigade, fought a duel with a British Army officer by the name of Captain Tuckett. Tuckett was wounded in the engagement, though not fatally.
Four Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom have engaged in duels, although only two of them – Pitt and Wellington – held the office at the time of their duels.
William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne fought a duel with Colonel William Fullarton (1780)
William Pitt the Younger fought a duel with George Tierney (1798)
George Canning fought a duel with Lord Castlereagh (1809)
The Duke of Wellington fought a duel with Lord Winchilsea (1829)
In 1864, American writer Mark Twain, then a contributor to the New York Sunday Mercury, narrowly avoided fighting a duel with a rival newspaper editor, apparently through the quick thinking of his second, who exaggerated Twain's prowess with a pistol.[13][14][15]
The most notorious American duel was the Burr-Hamilton duel, in which notable Federalist and former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton was fatally wounded by his political rival, the sitting Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr. Another American politician, Andrew Jackson, later to serve as a General Officer in the U.S. Army and to become the seventh president, fought two duels, though some legends claim he fought many more. On May 30, 1806, he killed prominent duellist Charles Dickinson, suffering himself from a chest wound which caused him a lifetime of pain. Jackson also reportedly engaged in a bloodless duel with a lawyer and in 1803 came very near duelling with John Sevier.
On September 22, 1842, future President Abraham Lincoln, at the time an Illinois state legislator, met to duel with state auditor James Shields, but their seconds intervened and persuaded them against it.


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