Also on these boards
New 7/18/12. Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America by Eric Jay Doulan. An epic history that brings to vivid life three hundred years of the American experiences and demonstrating that the fur trade played a seminal role in creating the nation we are today.
The Mountain Men Would Trade for Leggin's Such with the Indians at Rendezvous; Some took Native American Brides who would make the Mans Clothing.
In 1771 this sample book brought over on the brigantine Havannah. Its five hundred swatches, made by the Manchester manufacturing firm of Benjamin and John Bower, represent the type of inexpensive cloth worn by sailors, artisans, and enslaved persons. From Angela * checks of English manufacture (linen/cotton) show up frequently in the 50's and early 60's in the Foundling Hospital tokens. The diversity here is somewhat representative of the varying patterns throughout the collection.
Captain Meriwether Lewis, and Lt. William Clark. They went off into the wilds of unexplored America, looking for something they were not even sure existed. Read the book "Undaunted Courage". It's an amazing journey, one in which they describe new wonders, which are commonplace to us. Costumes in this painting are not horrible - but not ideal.