Rendezvous Trade Goods~Vermillion was a type of pigment & was widely prized by the Indians. Beads, brass rings & bracelets were imported EXCLUSEVELY for the Indian Trade. Knives, blankets, copper & tin kettles, lead, gunpowder & food were traded to both trappers & Indians. WHISKEY was a Very Popular Trade Item at Rendezvous, Traded by the FUR COMPANIES like Hudson Bay of course, the Trapper Lived for the Yearly Rendezvous, & would go out to do it again for next year!

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Keokuk, a well-known Sac and Fox chief, captured in this 1847 daguerreotype by Thomas Easterly. His resolute gaze is suggestive of his alias, the “Watchful Fox.” Keokuk was the chief of a tribe recognized by the government as the Sac and Fox band of the Mississippi. At the time, the tribe lived on the Nemaha Reservation, south of the Missouri River, near the mouth of the Little Nemaha. Keokuk’s tribe had been moved there from Iowa just months before he visited Easterly’s studio in St. Louis.

American Indian Art:Beadwork and Quillwork, A CREE BEADED HIDE KNIFE SHEATH AND KNIFE. c. 1875...

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Hudson Bay Trade Silver Gorget Necklace, Hudson Bay Touch marks, Three Trade Crosses, would have been traded to the indians for FURS, or Safe Passage to Hunt/Trap their Lands, Cruickshank | eBay


Jim Baker 1818-1898. Trapper, scout & guide, was one of the west's most colorful figures. At 21 he headed for the annual rendezvous in the Rockies. In 1841 he was in a desperate fight on the Snake River when 35 trappers beat off a large band of Sioux. The decline of the fur trade in the 1840s drove many trappers to quit, but Baker stayed on. Little is known of his movements after 1844. He was chief scout at Ft. Laramie in 1855. In 1873 he was in Colo where he built a cabin with a guard tower...

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Fur Trade, Pierre S Hole

BEAVER TRAP - from the mountain man era found on the Hoback River, Wyoming. MUSEUM OF FUR TRADE

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Plains Indian necklace, grizzly bear claws and otter fur, 1800s.

"TRADER AT THE RENDEZVOUS" by Greg Olsen. "There always seems to be a fascination with our past. A previous age always seems more romantic and interesting that the present one. We collect old things. We love to remember, reminisce, and reenact. I used to love to ask my parents and grandparents to tell me about the "olden days". Now my children ask me the same thing!" - Greg Olsen

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The Fur Trade -- Includes information on the fur trade.

Going back to the old ways doesn't mean giving up electricity, homes, and cars. It means living by the same principles, laws, and values that our ancestors lived by. This will allow us to live successfully in today's world. The spirituality our ancestors lived is the same spirituality we need in these modern times. There are too many negative role models that are guiding our lives in a bad way. Our stability is in the values that our ancestors were given and that our Elders teach us. —

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Jim Baker 1818-1898 Trapper, scout and guide was a friend of Jim Bridger and Kit Carson and one of General John C. Fremont's favorite scouts. He was one of the most colorful figures of the old west.

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