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Tuesday, 2 February 2010

campsite part 2

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4 comments:

Le Loup said...

Love it Grimbo, man after my own heart. I am into primitive skills and 18th century New World colonial living skills.
Regards, Le Loup.
http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com

grimbo said...

yes im following your blog now,looks interesting,im into the mountain trapper side of things in that era..have you info on the necklaces and charms these men wore around their necks?thanks..

Le Loup said...

Hi Grimbo, good to hear from you. I must say I thought you would have been into the woodland Indian side because of the way you live and being in the woods.
The Western Mountain Men used to sometimes winter over in one of the Indian Villages. IF they wore a medecine bag or anything else about their necks it would have come from this tribe. You need to pick a tribe, say the Crow for instance, and research what a Crow might wear.
Regards, Le Loup.
PS. Beware of modern trinkets! Research the real thing.

Le Loup said...

PPS. Be aware that the fur trade started in the east at least as early as the 17th century. Daniel Boone hunted deer for the hides. Beaver trapping started back then too in the east. Went right through the 18th century.
The Western fur trade only lasted about 25 years,the Rendezvous period was 1825 to 1840. Then it was all over for the Western Mountain Man. But a very interesting period while it lasted.

Regards, Le Loup.

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