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Mountain Men at the Green River Rendezvous

Meet me on the Green!

Green River
Rendezvous

Pinedale, Wyoming

July 9 - 12, 2015
Always the 2nd FULL
weekend in July

Jim Bridger
2015 Schedule

What is the Green River Rendezvous?

Rendezvous Schedules & Pictures

The Green River Rendezvous is held each year on the second FULL weekend in July in Pinedale. It relives the early Mountain Man history of the area. During Rendezvous, the town of Pinedale comes alive with activities and events surrounding the Mountain Man theme.

  • Fur Trade lectures, demonstrations & tours
  • American Mountain Men encampment
  • Michael Terry, Native American Historian
  • Dr. Fred Gowans, Fur Trade Era Historian
  • Children's programs
  • Parade, Trader's Row, Craft Fair, Art Show
  • Rendezvous Pageant
  • Rendezvous Rodeos

The Green River Rendezvous was an annual event in the 1830s. Mountain Men, Trappers, Travelers and Indians all gathered in a valley "below the Green" river and bartered, traded, sold, and swapped various items such as skins, pelts, guns, jewelry and whatever else they needed. All knew the place where Horse Creek flowed into the Green in the Upper Green River Valley, the site of six Rendezvous. The Rendezvous lasted anywhere from a few days to several months and was a time for getting new supplies, renewing acquaintenances with old friends, story swapping, drinking and general rowdiness.

Join us in July for the Green River Rendezvous!

Tom Fitzpatrick

Shoshone Indians at the Rendezvous Pageant

More info:
Sublette County Chamber of Commerce:
www.sublettechamber.com
307-367-2242

Pinedale Tourism Board website:
www.visitpinedale.org

Michael Terry, Native American historian

Plains Indian Encampment

Plains Indian Encampment & Living History Programs by Michael Terry
Throughout weekend, FREE

Native American Historian Michael "Bad Hand" Terry returns for the annual Green River Rendezvous in Pinedale. Michael Terry is a historian, replica maker, author and actor/stuntman of Seminole descent. This year's programs will again be held within the small Plains Indian encampment set up on land next to the Museum of the Mountain Man. The village will contain numerous tipis of various sizes, wickiups, sweatlodges, brush arbors and meat drying racks. One of the tipis will be completely furnished with all of the material culture items that would be found in a typical lodge. All items have been meticulously researched and made by Michael. Highlighting this year's program is a brain-tanned, sinew sewn buffalo hide tipi, the only touring tipi of its kind. Michael will be doing programs throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please see the Schedule for more program details.


Pony Dancers during the Rendezvous Pageant
Green River 
Rendezvous Pageant
Sunday, 1 pm, Pinedale Rodeo Grounds

The Green River Rendezvous Pageant Association proudly celebrates some of the pivotal moments and people in the fur trade era with the Green River Rendezvous Pageant, in which local participants re-create an authentic rendezvous in original costume. The hour-long performance with more than 70 participants in full authentic costumes gives a lively, historically accurate performance of this unique time in Sublette County and American history. The Rendezvous grounds are located on the hill just south of Pinedale on Hwy 191. Take the rodeo grounds road and go up the hill. Behind the rodeo grounds you'll see the bleachers and Fort Bonneville replica. Admission fee at the gate.

Visit the Pageant Association website: www.meetmeonthegreen.com


Museum of the Mountain Man

Traps Grizzly bear

The Museum of the Mountain Man
Summer Hours: 
May 1 - September 30th
9 am - 5 pm, daily

The Museum of the Mountain Man, located in Pinedale, has an outstanding collection of area historical displays on the era of the Mountain Man. The Museum presents cultural programs throughout the summer. During Rendezvous Days, there will be children's programs, cultural and educational programs, and historical activities at the Museum. Visit the Museum web site, www.museumofthemountainman for more information. 307-367-4101..


Rendezvous Rodeo
Three nights of rodeo at the Pinedale Rodeo Grounds

The Sublette County Sporting Association will be holding three nights of rodeos during Green River Rendezvous Days in Pinedale. There are rodeos on Thursday, Friday and the final round on Saturday evening. The rodeo will be at the Pinedale Rodeo Grounds just south of town. Entries due by Friday, July 6th. For more information, call 307-367-2302 or the Cowboy Shop at 307-367-4300.

 

Rendezvous Schedules & Pictures
Meet me on the Green!
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