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Scots-Irish in the backcountry:  "This rapid transformation in appearance quickly set them apart from the wigs and buckles and frilly shirts of New England.  Almost immediately the frontier revitalized the hunter-warrior encoding in their bloodline...In a belt around their waist, they wore...a tomahawk and a scalping knife for hunting & self-defense...Skill with a rifle & knife were essential to survival, & a good marksman had great status in his community."  ("The Other Irish" p32, by…

Scots-Irish in the backcountry: "This rapid transformation in appearance quickly set them apart from the wigs and buckles and frilly shirts of New England. Almost immediately the frontier revitalized the hunter-warrior encoding in their bloodline...In a belt around their waist, they wore...a tomahawk and a scalping knife for hunting & self-defense...Skill with a rifle & knife were essential to survival, & a good marksman had great status in his community." ("The Other Irish" p32, by…

Mountain Man Rendezvous was an annual gathering of trappers, explorers, and other mountain men and women. These hardy souls left behind their daily toils, reaped the rewards of trade, and replenished stores. They collected pay, settled debts, reconnected with old friends, met new ones, and truly enjoyed their lives of freedom with revelry and competition.

Mountain Man Rendezvous was an annual gathering of trappers, explorers, and other mountain men and women. These hardy souls left behind their daily toils, reaped the rewards of trade, and replenished stores. They collected pay, settled debts, reconnected with old friends, met new ones, and truly enjoyed their lives of freedom with revelry and competition.

Trapper

Trapper

Mountain Men Andy Thomas Paintings - Bing Images

Mountain Men Andy Thomas Paintings - Bing Images

brent flory artist

brent flory artist