Category Archives: Clothing & Accoutrements

“Wild Grape Dye”

“Snapshot Saturday”

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“Got Scalping Knife?”

  A fall project (and it probably will become an ongoing project) requires an English-style scalping knife, maybe two. I say two, because I have a journal entry where a knife was intentionally broken to meet a specific circumstance. I … Continue reading

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Relying on Constant Self-Evaluation

A solitary gray head appeared. A young wild turkey stretched its neck, then cast inquisitive glances side-to-side in the deep prairie grass. The petite bald head disappeared in the shadows. Here and there a grass blade twitched. A bronze-feathered shape … Continue reading

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“Lost Words”

“Snapshot Saturday”

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“That won’t work on an actual hunt…”

First light ushered in a volley of musket fire. The muzzle blasts, five in all, echoed up and down the River Raisin. A minute or so later, a second unsettling exchange erupted well to the north—four shots, a pause, then … Continue reading

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“Pipe Tongs”

“Snapshot Saturday”

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A Toll for Re-Living History

Distant clucks teased. Elk moccasins danced around the broken down top of a white ash tree. When the tree fell it bent earthward six or seven red cedar trees with trunks the size of a stout blacksmith’s upper arm. The … Continue reading

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“It Sounds Like a Trade Gun”

Black powder rose in the brass measure. The charge tumbled to the breech of the pristine barrel. Excited fingers rolled a few strands of wide-bladed green grass into a ball, equal in size to the hand-cast round ball. An index … Continue reading

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