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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

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Spurs

I made a pair of spurs to wear over my moccasins.  The life of the Mountain Men was a life on horseback.  When you spend some time on a horse or a mule you come to understand the value of … Continue reading

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Souliers de boeuf

Years ago, when I was involved in the Great Lakes Fur trade I became very fond of  my heavy cowhide moccasins.  This type of moccasin was made in Montreal for use by the voyageurs.   The cordonniers of Montreal also used … Continue reading

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