The Mountain Men . . . and Women
"On the 1st of July  Mr. Wyeth arrived from the mouth of the Columbia on his way to the US with a small party of men . . . They were accompanied by Dr. Marcus Whitman and lady Mr H H Spaulding and lady and Mr. W H Gray Presbyterian missionaries on their way to Columbia . . . The two ladies were gazed upon with wonder and astonishment by the rude Savages they being the first white women ever seen by these Indians and the first that had ever penetrated into these wild and rocky regions."
- Journal of a Trapper, by Osborne Russell
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Buckskinning is camping with a pre-1840s twist. Whether you call yourself a living historian, experimental archeologist, or just like to spend time outside with a muzzleloader, bow and arrows, or tomahawk, you've come to the right place.
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