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Aux Aliment du Pays – Off the Nourishment of the Land
Requirement #19 of the American Mountain Men states: Must spend three days and two nights totally alone under primitive conditions and aux aliments du pays [“off the nourishment of the land”]. Here is my story about completing this requirement: AUX … Continue reading
2015 Fur Trade Symposium at Bent’s Old Fort
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An Expedition on the Green River
AN EXPEDITION ALONG THE GREEN RIVER On November 19, 2015, Aaron Griggs and I left Buena Vista, Co and traveled to Moab, UT. It takes 6 hours to drive from my house to Moab via US Hwy 24 and … Continue reading
Fort Uncompahgre redux
June 12-14, 2015 several of us returned to Fort Uncompahgre in Delta, CO for an open house weekend. We had a great time bringing the old fort to life.
2014 AMM Western Territorial
Oct 23-26, 2014, Violet & I attended the AMM Western Territorial Rendezvous at Bent’s Old Fort. I was the auctioneer for the fundraiser.
2014 AMM Eastern Territorial Rendezvous
Oct 9-11, 2014, Violet & I attended the AMM Eastern Territorial Rendezvous near Morris, IL. We had a good time in spite of the ticks. We had a great time with the folks from Illinois and I represented the western … Continue reading
May 17-18, 2014 – We attended an open house at Fort Uncompahgre near Delta, CO. The fort is a re-creation of one of Antoine Robideaux’ fur trading posts. It was in operation from 1828 -1844. I ran the blacksmith shop … Continue reading
2013 AMM Nationals
June 27 – July 7, 2013, I attended the American Mountain Men National rendezvous hosted by the Colorado Brigade. I took a two day horseback trip with Bill Bailey, Jason Mays, Rebecca Compton, Vic Barkin. We had … Continue reading
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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