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Re: Fur-Fish-Game [Re: proratman] #6729027
01/14/20 05:58 PM
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I went to my first Mountain Man Rendezvous at the age of 12, it was held at Ft Garland Colorado, Kit Carsons old post. I have been a history buff of that era ever since.

It is a real shame that the Rendezvous are getting as scarce as they were back in the day.


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Re: Fur-Fish-Game [Re: proratman] #6729034
01/14/20 06:01 PM
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True,this is the first year FHA cancelled the trappers convention in North Bay.

Re: Fur-Fish-Game [Re: Pike River] #6729053
01/14/20 06:12 PM
01/14/20 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Pike River
Originally Posted by Muskrat
A good place to visit if you're in the area. We use the video you'll find if you scroll down in DVD format to begin our trapper ed class here in southwest Wisconsin.

https://museumofthemountainman.com/

Do they still do a rendezvous outside Portage?


Not sure, but maybe just a side attraction to Canal Days.

Our favorite event is the Bloody Lake Rendezvous in South Central Wisconsin. First full weekend of May. They sent as drone up in 2017. Good camp. At 2:17 I'm out front of our camp performing domestic chores. This becomes a family reunion, as the three lodges behind me have kids and grandkids in em.

https://youtu.be/KxwbR45VWqc

Re: Fur-Fish-Game [Re: proratman] #6729070
01/14/20 06:29 PM
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I'm thinking that " teet " hat was a cruel joke given to a greenhorn .
I've seen it in those original drawings/paintings & always thought that .

Maybe he'd been scalped & that hat was to help cover the ugly .


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Re: Fur-Fish-Game [Re: Boco] #6729560
01/15/20 06:59 AM
01/15/20 06:59 AM
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Philippines,,ohio
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Originally Posted by Boco
I'm not trapping right now so I have to crank up people like you for amusement.

ride on boco!!!

Re: Fur-Fish-Game [Re: Minker] #6729637
01/15/20 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Minker
I'm thinking that " teet " hat was a cruel joke given to a greenhorn .
I've seen it in those original drawings/paintings & always thought that .

Maybe he'd been scalped & that hat was to help cover the ugly .


Teet Hat....LOL


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Re: Fur-Fish-Game [Re: proratman] #6729646
01/15/20 08:41 AM
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Another name for those hats, historically, is wolf-eared caps. Some have theorized that the men wearing them are actually the hunters of the party, not the trappers. The hats allowed them to sneak closer to deer, elk, sheep, etc.

Indians used wolf skins for the same purpose. The "ears" on the hoods definitely change the silhouette of the human head.

Regardless if your opinion on their looks, they worked for their purpose at the time.

Re: Fur-Fish-Game [Re: proratman] #6729650
01/15/20 08:44 AM
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That sure is a lot of canvas Muskrat at that Rendezvous! Bet that is a good time!

Chris


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Re: Fur-Fish-Game [Re: proratman] #6730713
01/15/20 11:50 PM
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[Linked Image]

Now there's a nice mountain man's chapeau!

Last edited by beaverpeeler; 01/15/20 11:51 PM.

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Re: Fur-Fish-Game [Re: proratman] #6730724
01/15/20 11:57 PM
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And his not so clean-shaven older brother Stephen Meek. (Circa 1858)
[Linked Image]

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Re: Fur-Fish-Game [Re: proratman] #6730831
01/16/20 06:53 AM
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potter co. p.a.
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Uncle Stephen. laugh









Re: Fur-Fish-Game [Re: proratman] #6731515
01/16/20 06:46 PM
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Do you understand that it is an artistís rendering and not a historically accurate photograph?


Eh...wot?

Re: Fur-Fish-Game [Re: proratman] #6731520
01/16/20 06:48 PM
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I haven't seen the cover in person only the posted picture here. The trap resembles many from the era, the following drawings are from actual traps in museums or collections.

[Linked Image]

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