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!
Misconceptions ~ Teepees were widely used by the Great Plains tribes of North America, who lived a nomadic existence. Wigwams, on the other hand, were domed dwellings made of grass, cloth, and brush that were popular among the Native Americans of the Northeast and Southwest. American Indian dwelling varied immensely from region to region, and even from season to season.
"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
SIOUX PIPE AND BEADED AND QUILLED FRINGED HIDE PIPE BAG the pipe, of cylindrical and flattend section, decorated at each end with brass tacks, fine aged patina overall, inset to a steatite bowl with catlinite and lead inlay, together with a hide tobacco bag, stitched with opaque and metal beads, with a pair of diamonds on one side, and a butterfly design on the other, surmounted by spot-stitched floral designs; a cut-hide section below wrapped in dyed porcupine quill