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My interests in the Fur Trade Era and Lewis and Clark Expedition have developed over the greater part of my lifetime. I always wondered what it would have been like to live in that time and if I would have been able to do the kinds of things these men had done. I was motivated to see if I could learn some of the skills and crafts of the era. Many are rooted in the rich heritage of Native Americans who were most often helpful and supportive to the early explorers. In every instance I try to replicate the old methods and materials as well as possible. Of course some concessions must be made to the era in which we live. All of my products are hand made by myself and consequently imperfections sometimes occur. It has been a wonderful journey of discovery for me and I am delighted to have this venue in which to share.
I am always looking for ideas and am willing to try new things. If you have a…

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  • Born on February 1
  • Joined April 5, 2010

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Leather, glass beads, beeswax, pine needles, obsidian, sinew

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About

My interests in the Fur Trade Era and Lewis and Clark Expedition have developed over the greater part of my lifetime. I always wondered what it would have been like to live in that time and if I would have been able to do the kinds of things these men had done. I was motivated to see if I could learn some of the skills and crafts of the era. Many are rooted in the rich heritage of Native Americans who were most often helpful and supportive to the early explorers. In every instance I try to replicate the old methods and materials as well as possible. Of course some concessions must be made to the era in which we live. All of my products are hand made by myself and consequently imperfections sometimes occur. It has been a wonderful journey of discovery for me and I am delighted to have this venue in which to share.
I am always looking for ideas and am willing to try new things. If you have a special request or would like a special order please contact me so we can explore the possibility.

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