Tag Archives: fur trade
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
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.
Oct 23-26, 2014, Violet & I attended the AMM Western Territorial Rendezvous at Bent’s Old Fort. I was the auctioneer for the fundraiser.
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
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
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
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
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