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Making Fire. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Making Fire
Tony Powell demonstrates how to make fire using flint and steel.

Indian Flute. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Indian Flute
Cody "Plenty Lost" Merchant plays an Indian flute for a large group of kids.

Sign language. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Sign language
Mike "Silver Hawk" Powell shows the sign for speak during a sign language demonstration.
Living History Days May 19-21
The American Mountain Men at the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale
by Pinedale Online!
May 19, 2009

Living History Days is an annual program held each May at the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale. This year's program takes place May 19-21. Elementary school children and adults come from across western Wyoming to participate in this unique educational program filled with live presentations and demonstrations by members of the American Mountain Men organization. The public is also invited and encouraged to attend the sessions.

The American Mountain Men organization was formed in 1973 by a group of mountain man enthusiasts who wanted to learn the life of mountain men by living it. They all have regular jobs, but live and learn the mountain man ways as a hobby by recreating the lifestyle of the hardy men who lived and worked in the Rocky Mountains between 1820-1840. The American Mountain Men have been strong supporters of the Museum of the Mountain Man for many years and members come up regularly, often volunteering their time and traveling from other states, to participate and help with Museum educational programs.

Photos by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online!



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  • American Mountain Men
  • Living History Days 2008 - (Pinedale Online, May 17, 2008) 21 photos

  • Beaver Trapping. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Beaver Trapping
    Teton Todd Glover talks about beaver castor bait during a beaver trapping presentation.

    Flint Lock Gun. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Flint Lock Gun
    Richard Ashburn fires a 200-year-old flint lock gun during a demonstration of mountain man guns.

    Trade Goods. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Trade Goods
    Rick Williams talks about trade between Indians and Mountain Men.

    Mountain Man Shelter. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Mountain Man Shelter
    Richard Ashburn and Tony Powell demonstrated fire making in front of a canvas covered shelter.

    Buffalo Hide Tipi. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Buffalo Hide Tipi
    A volunteer holds up a brass kettle while Cody "Plenty Lost" Merchant explains trade between Indians and Mountain Men.

    Rick Williams. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Rick Williams

    Mike Powell. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Mike Powell
    Mike shows the sign for mule.

    Trade Gun. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Trade Gun
    Richard Ashburn shows an typical Indian trade gun.

    Teton Todd Glover. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Teton Todd Glover
    Teton Todd explains setting a beaver trap.
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