Thursday, October 7, 2010

Pig War

The Pig War was a confrontation in 1859 between American and British authorities over the boundary between the United States and British North America in the area of the San Juan Islands, which lie between Vancouver Island and the North American mainland. The Pig War gained its name due to being triggered by the shooting of a pig; the pig was the only casualty of the war, making the conflict otherwise bloodless.