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pinkeye

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Yes M only I think they were South western. Long established , they fought against the caucasian invaders.. but were smart. They had a strong hold on their lands,, and they bartered with the French.. hence the name we know / knew them as.

They also are believed to be responsible for breeding the Appaloosa horse.

Yes Pierced nose... from the French.
 

mothra

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Yes M only I think they were South western. Long established , they fought against the caucasian invaders.. but were smart. They had a strong hold on their lands,, and they bartered with the French.. hence the name we know / knew them as.

They also are believed to be responsible for breeding the Appaloosa horse.

Yes Pierced nose... from the French.

I remember learning about them on the fantastic 'The West'. From memory they were really helpful to early settlers who went on to utterly betray them.

I was pretty sure they were North Western though so i looked it up. They ranged through what is now Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana. Seth lives on their ancestral lands.

My question:

Were did candles originate and what were the first candles made from?
 

HBS Guy

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Haven’t a clue about candles.

Not concentrating much because of the pain. Am reading a diary of a Civil War Union soldier—harking back to my question about ‘housewife:’

Two of the good young ladies of Indianola gave me what is called a “housewife” apiece before I left home. I kept one and gave the other away. Never came anything so handy. It contains needles, pins, buttons, thread and just what every soldier needs.

Boyd, Lieut. Cyrus F.. The Civil War Diary Of Cyrus F. Boyd, Fifteenth Iowa Infantry, 1861-1863 [Illustrated Edition] . Golden Springs Publishing. Kindle Edition.
(Shit I love XenForo! Copied in the title of the book I am reading on Kindle.)

Hehehehe having read the memoirs of Grant and Sherman, biographies of Grant and general coverage of the Civil War this diary of a color sergeant it is like he was in a different war :ROFL1
 
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SethBullock

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I remember learning about them on the fantastic 'The West'. From memory they were really helpful to early settlers who went on to utterly betray them.

I was pretty sure they were North Western though so i looked it up. They ranged through what is now Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana. Seth lives on their ancestral lands.

My question:

Were did candles originate and what were the first candles made from?
Wild guess would be that whale oil is what actually burned, but I don't know what was mixed with it to create a standing candle.
 

HBS Guy

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I think beeswax might have been the early material. That or tallow. Probably tallow. When/where candles came into use I have no idea. Romans used oil lamps, whether they used candles or not I have no idea.

Beeswax candles in churches used to have a wide disc of metal around them to stop rats eating the candles.
 
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