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Fall Encampment at The Museum of the Great Plains – 2015

Hello Brothers,

Yes, it is soon to be that time of year again. The annual Fall Encampment at The Museum of the Great Plains is to be held October 20th through the 25th . I have been asked by Brigade Booshway Kraig Fallwell to Booshway this years event.

This year we are looking for great turnout of members. In order to have an estimate on how much provisions we require, we are asking that you contact either Tim Poteete, Living History Curator of The Museum of the Great Plains, or myself. I have a few meals planned already ( don’t worry its good food ), but I ask that you contact one of us about a food item that you as well as the rest of the camp would enjoy. I also ask that some “donate” something such as a brisket, loins, a quarter cut, or any type of meat, as well as any goods such as beans, corn, peas, peaches, etc. This would be much appreciated. However, Please contact either Tim Poteete or myuself about any foods you would like to “dontate” before hand.

Since the trading post lies on the museums grounds making it open to the public, I am asking that some of you are willing to do colleges for any visitors as well as for the rest of the camp. Colleges done in the past include fire starting, trapping, Indian sign-language, history of the Fur Trade, blacksmithing, hide preparation and tanning, knitting, sewing, cooking, and many more. If you would like to do one of these colleges, or one that is not listed, feel free to give me a holler. Other “donations” that we are asking for include any hides that need working, or any other materials.

I, as well as many others, are looking for good turn out of guest. We are inviting all brothers and sisters, as well as any additional guest, which may include family and/or friends, to join us. Shelter consist of room in one spare bunkhouse (two hold museum supplies and iceboxes, one houses The Fallwells) spare room in the trappers quarters, and spare room in the traderoom and on the porch. We have no problem with you setting up your own shelters, however, always be prepared for rain and cold weather.

For any extra information needed, please feel free to give Tim Poteete, or myself a hollar. If information on cooking arrangements or thoughts come to mind, give either of the three of us list an email. Cuz will be this years head cook, so he is the one to speak to about cooking or any food arrangements. We ask that you send an email with your statements and questions by at least Mid-September.

Thank you and I hope to hear from you.

Sincerely,

Hunter Offield “Stray Pup”

‘Cuz’ Trumble                                      Tim Poteete                                        ‘Pup’ Offield

cuz1927@gmail.com             lhistory@museumgreatplains.org      whoffield13@gmail.com

 

The Red River Brigade

The Red River Brigade of the AMM is made up of brothers from the four states that share the banks of the Red River – Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

There are many different parties within the Red River Brigade, including Bear Lodge Party, Bear Claw Party, M.O.S. (Majority of Scoundrels) Party, Cross Timbers Party and the Tejas Party.

More about the AMM

The American Mountain Men is an association of individuals dedicated to the preservation of the traditions and ways of our nation’s greatest, most daring explorers and pioneers, the Mountain Men; to the actual conservation of our nation’s remaining natural wilderness and wildlife; and to the ability of our members to survive alone, under any circumstances, using only what nature has to offer. Although we are now world-wide, we are not a large group. We are not interested in the quantity of members; we are interested in the quality of members. Our members are best and proud of it.

The American Mountain Men’s primary characteristic is, first and foremost, to be a Brotherhood of Men. In this fraternal concept is embedded the desire of all its members to teach, share, and learn the arts and skills of the original American mountain men, but deeper still, is the desire to be upon the trail, on lake or river, in mountains, plains or woods, as brothers, sharing this great experience. The sense of camaraderie and the shared endeavor are more important, always, than individual gain. These are the goals and the founding wisdom of A.M.M. To keep alive the skills of the freest men our great nation ever birthed; to preserve his abilities and emulate his way of life as historically accurately as possible.

For more details, see Mountain Men and the Fur Trade

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