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    Posted April 13, 2014 by
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    Indian raid re-enacted at Bardstown Colonial Days

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     DougBardwell photographed a colonial reenactment in Bardstown, Kentucky, on April 12. He says the reenactment was of a conflict between Shawnee Indians and colonials. 'This was my first visit to Bardstown, but I was impressed by the authentic feel having the fight recreated among the dozens of authentic log cabins,' he said.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    The sun had finally come out to warm the city of Bardstown. Colonists were enjoying the afternoon on the town green along the river. Children were playing in the grass. The small waterfall by the mill sounded peaceful enough, but masked the sound of an approaching enemy force.
    Without warning, shots rang out and an Indian party swooped down on the unsuspecting villagers. Fierce hand-to-hand fighting erupted. Colonists were killed and others were captured. Women and children were dragged away screaming. Those captured were taken back to the Indian camp and forced to run the gauntlet.
    Just another day on the Kentucky frontier at Colonial Days in Bardstown. All this weekend, re-enactments like this take place at Old Bardstown Village.
    Metalsmiths, leather crafters, surveyors, story tellers, musicians and more are all in authentic 18th century garb, using the tools and techniques actually used during the period.
    Organized entirely by volunteers from the re-enactor community, this is the fourth annual event.

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