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Summary Comments on the Works of Alfred Jacob Miller.
In studying the artwork of Miller, I have seen many wonderful references to the material culture of the Rocky Mountain fur trade. I will use his artwork and notes to develop and justify many of the items I use in … Continue reading
A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing!
Human nature can be very irritating. It seems when we learn a little something about a subject all of a sudden we become experts! These “experts” not only will tell you what they have learned about a subject (usually without you even asking them), … Continue reading
Observations on Miller
The following comments are based on the sketches by Alfred Jacob Miller as found in the Parke-Bernet Galleries sale book from 1966. #1 – Antoine Clement had a white dog with lop ears. His leather shirt has long fringe and Indian quill … Continue reading
The Dog Travois
Last summer, I built a couple of travois for my dogs and started training them to pull them with some of my gear on them. They have done very well. Cole can carry up to 35 lbs. on his travois, … Continue reading
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I wear a blue cloth coat as documented by Alfred Jacob Miller.
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I wear a hat very much like Pierre’s hat. Pierre was a mule riding half breed with Stewart’s party to the 1837 rendezvous.
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Side seam moccasins
Here are a pair of side seam moccasins, I made recently. These were the most common style of moccasins in the Rocky Mountain west. Alfred Jacob Miller described the mountain men leaving rendezvous as having “twenty pairs of moccasins” packed … Continue reading
Coffin Handled Bowie
Alfred Jacob Miller described the trapping brigades as they were leaving the Rendezvous of 1837 as each trapper having twenty pairs of moccasins, a Bowie knife and some even carried hatchets. I am sure the phrase “Bowie knife” … Continue reading