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|A classic teepee, complete with open top to vent the firepit inside. The genuine article tended to be made from skins, rather than the cloth of which this example is constructed. Still, the technique, and details are accurate, and an Indian of 200 years ago would find nothing unfamiliar here.|
|The camp is still mostly asleep. Visitors have not really begun to arrive, and the participants are still preparing for the day.|
|Visitors begin to arrive. The day is sunny, and will be comfortable without being too warm. It is early enough in the summer that mosquitos are not yet a problem.|
|This old log cabin is one of the few permanent structures in the area. It is presently being used as a sign up and staging area for the black powder competition scheduled for latter in the day.|
|A modern blacksmith plies his trade in classic fashion. His hearth and tools sit under a protective tent, while he displays his items for sale.|
|Looking though the various wares, and examples of the blacksmith art, this traditionally attired couple seek something "authentic".|
|A would be mountain woman straightens up, and puts the finishing touches on her homestead, before starting the day.|
|Antlers on the grass (alas). In earlier times, such a display would be for sale, not as curios, but as raw materiel from which to make everything from buttons, to knife handles, to fish hooks.|
|A couple of rough hewn "trappers" pass a tent serving beer and liquor. early trappers would likely have not passed by so quickly.|
|A native American in traditional dress, walks along side of a somewhat less splendidly attired man obviously from the twentieth century. A girl looks at trinkets in a skirt short enough to have caused riots at one of the original gatherings in the sixteen hundreds.|
Ye Olde Public House Tavern, along with dozens of other small tent businesses, caters to the stomachs of the crowds. Most of these places are open early for breakfast, and stay open well into the night.
Fresh squeezed lemonade, along with some snacks can be had in yet another tent.
Doc's wild rice stew, at the end of the street, also served a nice breakfast. This is pretty much fashioned after the trapper style diet of meat, starch, and gravy.
|A bit less traditional, but probably more comfortable, this is a more modern style of teepee, with an awning, and a selection of european style wood furniture. This is not to say that the styling is not authentic. During the trapping and settling days, there was much trading of technique between Whites and natives. A teepee such as this would as likely house a white trapper and his Indian wife, as an Indian family.|
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