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Image detail for -Hunting Coat, Delaware or Shawnee 1840's. Buckskin, silk ribbon. glass ...

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Mountain Man OTTER fur Hat FCF Rendezvous POW WOW BUCKSKINNER Regalia Tanned

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Mountain Men Fur Trade Era Supplies American Trappers Facts Maps Pictures

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buckskin clothing | textiles & clothing, America, An embroidered buckskin coat with four ...

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Stretching & Tanning of Hides & Skins, Photo of Fur Trapper with his Livlihood.

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The Ulster immigrant began to transform on the frontier. "The clothes he brought fm Ireland wore out quickly as he moved through heavy undergrowth...Much of his first year's food supply came fm hunting...so animal skins replaced cloth. And being highly adaptable, he took on an Indian style of dress, hunting shirt, deerskin breeches, coonskin cap and moccasins...he allowed his hair to grow long...Within a year on the frontier, the transformation would be complete." ("God's Frontiersmen" p68)

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Ojibwa, Ontario, Canada, ca. 1789. Native leather, rawhide, pigment, porcupine quills, glass beads, and deer hair - a beautiful thing...

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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…

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