Mountain Man Rendezvous
And other related information...
- The American Mountain Men Dedicated to the preservation of the traditions and ways of our nation's greatest, most daring explorers and pioneers, the Mountain Men; to the actual conservation of our nation's remaining natural wilderness and wildlife; and to the ability of our members to survive alone, under any circumstances, using only what nature has to offer.
- Astoria or Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains Written by Washington Irving. This is the complete text.
- Beaver Hats This site describes the process of making a beaver felt hat. Good information--from preparing the fur to marketing the hat!
- Blacksmithing Online All the best links.
- Brookings Renegade Muzzleloaders Club Most of this Brookings, South Dakota events are called Rendezvous. These are named after the gatherings held in the early 1800's where furs were traded for supplies from the east.
- The Buckskinner Cookbook A collection of plum larapin' cookin' from Brother (and Sister) skinners everywhere!
- Buckskins & Blackpowder focusing on those that lived in or explored the Pacific Northwest, also known as the old Oregon Territory. Nicely done site with a variety of links and mountain man information.
- The Campbell County Wyoming fourth grade school kids have put together an Inventory of Goods available at the 1825 Rendezvous from Ashley's diary.
- Canoes The canoe was the workhorse of the fur trade. An informative site about canoes, traveling, what they were able to carry, how they fit in to the fur trade.
- The Center for Colombia River History Annotated bibliography of the Fur Trade.
- Chinook Jargon Trading pidgin of Northwest Indians and pioneers; inside slang of contemporary Seattle
- Coalition of Historical Trekkers Dedicated to the preservation and study of the pre-1840 frontier people in America by means of literary research and experimental archaeology. They pledge to keep alive the awareness of those brave people who lived and died while carving out a place in the wilderness.
- Company A, First Regiment United States Dragoons Fort Lupton, Colorado. This "Company A" is tentatively based on the company commanded by Lancaster Lupton who established a small trading fort near present-day Fort Lupton, Colorado.
- The Coon 'N Crockett Muzzleloaders Home Page has good information on "do's and don'ts" for black powder shooting, technical data on flintlocks and percussion locks, times and details for an IRC chat for Cyberskinners, and the Language of the Rendezvous-- "It jest won't wash at ronnyvoo iffen yuh can't talk proper-like!"
- Cyber Skinner is the 21st Century muzzleloader's link to the Early 19th Century Explorer, Longhunter, Mountain Man, Buckskinner, and Plainsman. A place to Rendezvous in cyberspace!
- Feeding the Fad for Furs A good history of the fur trade in Oregon
- Fort Bridger Braille Trail The major buildings and other displays at Fort Bridger have informational signs duplicated in Braille so visitors who read
with their fingers can get the whole picture
- The Fur Trade in Utah The mountain men had a positive impact upon the native inhabitants of this region, creating an improved climate for those who would come later.
- Fur Trading Posts The fur trading companies established outposts where they could trade directly with the Indians. These fur trading posts became an important fixture in the interior from the late 1700's until the end of the fur trade era in 1850.
- Green River Rendezvous 2000 From the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale, WY
- A Glossary of Mountain Man Terms, Words, and Expressions
- The Historical Trek
- Holly Knives: Custom made knives from large bowies, skinners and fillet knives to kitchen cutlery using 440C stainless or high carbon steels. Also lots of links to knife making and collecting!
- Indian Fur Trade This site is for the collection and sharing of unbiased information on the effects of the fur trade on Native Americans between 1804 and 1843. Too much of the history of this period reflects the prejudices of the times rather than actual events.
- The Language of the Mountain Man You'll be a Mangeur de Lard "iffen yuh can't talk proper-like!"
- Language of the Mountain Man The language of the trappers was a combination of English, French, Spanish, several Indian languages and as far from gramatical and literary correctness as it is possible to imagine. A peculiar jargon grew up amongst the trapping fraternity which was both vigorous and picturesque. "Hey ole hoss, I see yer still keepin' yer hair!"
- Library of Fur Trade Historical Source Documents Diaries, Narratives, and Letters of the Mountain Men
- Mid-America Buckskinner's Page: Rendezvous in and around Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska... and other places too.
- Lots and lots of information about the Mountain Men including diaries, fur trade records, etc.
- The Mountain Man Rendezvous Dates and Locations from 1825 to 1840
- Mountain Men From the Jim Baker Party of American Mountain Men. Lots of links here.
- The Mountain Men: The NPS's Museum of Westward Expansion Tour
- The Mountain Men: A bibliography of works about trappers of the Rocky Mountains
- The Mountain Man Traders Links Page Lots of links to fine folks who'll provide you with some "plunder."
- Mountain Man Web Page: a good place to locate the current years' Rendezvous
- Ponderosa Enterprises: The ultimate source for all black powder and muzzleloading gun parts.
- The Pre-1840's Buckskinning Page Good spot to find a listing of Rendezvous and Shoots, Blackpowder and related groups, Traders, and Publications "Possibles Bag." Directions on how to make one
Rendezvous Region of North Dakota where fur trappers, traders, and Native Americans gathered in the mid-1800s. The Gingras Trading Post, erected in 1843 is still standing at Walhalla, North Dakota.
- The Rocky Mountain Rendezvous Lots of information and links to other sites
- Ship Based Fur Trading
- Speaking the Language French, Ojibwe and English were the three languages of the fur trade in the Great Lakes region. To be successful it helped to know at least a little of each. To help you understand some of the terms you might hear at the fur post, this site has developed a little "dictionary" of the some words you might not know.
- Thunder Ridge MuzzleloadingPurveyor of Fine Products for the Muzzleloading Shooter and Buckskinner! They can supply all your muzzleloading needs.
- The Ways of the Mountain Men The legends and feats of the mountain men
- Time Line of the Fur Trade The fur trade in North America began almost as soon as Europeans began their explorations of the North American mainland. This is a brief description of the most significant events in the 250 years during which the fur trade flourished.
- Women in the Fur Trade European or white women would not live under the conditions found at the fur posts or along the trails. Bourgeois and voyageurs alike would get lonely, but they also needed someone to help with the work. An Indian wife or a metis (a person with mixed Indian and European heritage), could make his moccasins, clean his house, cook and give him children. Another wife back in the east was not uncommon.
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