Books & Publications
- Powder Horn News – Dedicated to the family side of buckskinning, by buckskinners for buckskinners about buckskinners. Offers places to go, rendezvous dates and locations, historical and rendezvous articles, cooking features and more. Published 12 times a year and mailed to you on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Only $18.00 per year in USA. Back issues $2.00 each PPD.
Contact: Powder Horn News
PO Box 86
Aurelia, IA 51005
- Sally Queen Associates. Publishes “Textiles for Colonial Clothing” and “Textiles for Clothing of the Early Republic, 1800-1850”. Good references on period clothing.
- On The Trail On The Trail magazine is dedicated to Historical Trekkers, Reenactors, and participants in Authentic Living History in the time period from 1600 to 1840.
- Living History The History Activity Magazine for the living history enthusiast. Information about events and a history related bookstore.
- Northwest Journal: The Northwest Journal is the quarterly publication of the Northwest Brigade Club.
- Black Powder Journal: An Online Magazine
- Smoke and Fire News P.O. Box 166, Grand Rapids, OH 43522
Phone: (800) 766-5334 Fax: (419) 832-5008
- Food Heritage Press Serious Books for Serious Cooks
- Shire Publications, Ltd. Looking for a History Book, Try here.
- Muzzleloader – The publication for black powder shooters.
- Coon and Crockett
- Welcome To reenactor.net – The worldwide online home of reenacting
- Pre-1840’s Buckskinning
- Mountain Men and the Fur Trade and new addition to web site
Astoria or Anecdotes of Enterprise Beyond the Rockey Mountains by Washington Irving
- Biscuit Dave’s
- Buck’s Home : Contains information on the fur trade west of the Mississippi River and trade guns of the era.
- McGill University has posted the Masson Collection of fur trade papers and a host of additional info at this new web site
- History — The 18th century – Home Page Lots of links from guide Rick Brainard
- The American Revolution Articles and more from guide Rick Brainard
- The Regency Fashion Page Great images of fashion in the Regency era. Well worth the visit for your reenactment clothing
- History/Social Studies Web Site for K-12 Teachers
Have plenty of time available when you do!
- History of Textiles
A complete history of Textiles in England and more
- Eighteenth-Century Studies This collection archives works of the eighteenth century from the perspectives of literary and cultural studies. Novels, plays, memoirs, treatises and poems of the period are kept here (in some cases, influential texts from before 1700 or after 1800 as well), along with modern criticism.
- La Compagnie du Sieur de La Vérendrye For those looking for French information
- Compagnie du Detroit Compagnie Franche de la Marine du Detroit is a volunteer living history interpretation organization devoted to all Detroit impressions including Marine, Militia, Native American and civilian, c 1754-1760.
- WWW Virtual Library: Museums around the USA (comprehensive)
- Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation: Archaeology in Kingston and Eastern Ontario Great Web Site
- The London Museum of Archaeology is a unique museum devoted to the study, display, and interpretation of the human occupation of Southwestern Ontario over the past 11,000 years. The Museum is located beside the Lawson Prehistoric Indian Village, a site occupied by the Neutral Indians in the 15th century A.D.
- Northwest Territory Alliance: For the reenactor, here is a site of interest. Lots of information.
- The Costume Page A comprehensive index of costume and costuming-related links: Clothing for the Reenactor,and information on fashion throughout history.
- The Mining Co.: This site offers information and multiple links to sites devoted to 18th Century History. The site is updated regularly and is worth regular visits to see what is new.
- The Mansker Chronicles: A Hypertext Resource for Researchers of Mansker – Minsker Ancestors.
- Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation
- New France Virtual Museum Early Canadian history information and great links to other Canadian sites.
- Hudson Bay Company Archives
- Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature: Hudson’s Bay Company Museum Collection
- Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature
- Canada Hall: Fur Trade History
- Historic Costume
- Earlyamerica Review
- History Links
- Eighteenth Century Resources
- Archiving Early America
- Revolution to Reconstruction
- History Channel
- Minnesota Historical Society This site will give you access to many topics in Minnesota history.
- Canadian Museum of Civilization: Images of Museum Collections
- The History and Fashion of Shoes
- Historical Trekking – An 18th century link for Natives, Native Reenactors and 18th Century reenactors of all types
- Innes Shay Montgomery’s Wilderness Home Page
- End of the Trail
- Coalition of Historical Trekkers
Living History Sites & Groups
- Reenactor Fest is a convention for people interested in military history, as well as historical reenactors of all time periods, spanning from the days of the Roman Empire through WWII.
- The Kalamazoo Living History Show was created in 1976 to bring history alive and entertain as well as expose the general public to some of the most fascinating times in our history. Each year the focus of the show changes allowing various historical re-enactment groups, organizations and individuals the opportunity to host the show and share their knowledge and enthusiasm of history with all of us.
- Historic Fort Gaines
For Information about the Civil War in the State of Louisiana and the Mobile, Alabama theatre of the conflict.
- The Manitoba Living History Society Re-enacting the Life and Times of the Red River Settlement
- Colonial Williamsburg
- Living History: Living History is a large collection of Living History Groups.
- Northwest Brigade Club: A Canadian non profit organization dedicated to teaching the Canadian Fur Trade.
- Les Coureurs du Bois de Fort de Chartres: A living history site of the French & Indian era.
- Mansker’s Station: A 18th century living history site.
- Living History Societies
- MonticelloHome of Thomas Jefferson
- Clann Tartan Scottish living history group
- Big Island Rendezvous, first weekend in October in Albert Lea, MN www.bigislandfestival.org
- Winds That Whisper.This site sells a variety of impressive handmade American Indian items from across the United States, but they have many other areas of interest. The website includes a mentoring program, a program for those who have had their children adopted out or are looking for their birth parents, a recognition program, a place to share stories, legends, recipes and much, much more..
- Native Languages of the Americas: A site devoted to the preservation and study of native languages. This link takes you to the page devoted to the Ojibwe language. This page includes links to many different resources regarding the Ojibwe language, culture and current events. The home page of this site (accesible from this page), provides information on many other languages. A must see site for those interested in native languages.
- NativeTech: An educational web site covering topics on NativeAmerican technology with emphases on the Eastern Woodlands region. The web site is organized into categories for easy exploration. Site provides detailed background on the history and development of Native technologies. NativeTech is dedicated to disconnecting the term ‘primitive’ from peoples’ perceptions of Native American technology and art. Treat yourself to a learning experience.
- Ojibwe History by Lee Sultzman
- Native Web Resource Page Check out Historical Material, from there Museum sites are also available.
- Index of Native American Resources on the Internet
- Great Lakes Regional American Indian Network
- Ojibwe Language RobMac’s Ojibwe Language Pages
- Rob’s Ojibwe Bulletin Board
- Fond Du Lac Tribal Community College
- Village of First Nations
- Native American Indian PlentyStuff
- American Indian Ethnobotany Database
- Living History Portraits
Where the Art Centers on You
Artist Mike Sly
- Don Strinz Tipi
You can purchase or lease an authentic and high quality tipi/lodge from this site.
- Dakota Stoneware Pottery
Dakota Stoneware Pottery is hand crafted with pride, with each piece having its own personality.
- Forged In Time Benjamin Rial, Master Bladesmith. Trade knives, personal & daily knives, throwing axes, Irish Skain,
striker knife, flint and steel kits, patch knives and forks.
- The Costume Gallery Reproduction vintage clothing for all ages.
- Mississippi River Parkway Commission The Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) is a multi-state organization which works collectively to preserve, promote, and enhance the scenic, historic, and recreational resources of the Mississippi River, to foster economic growth in the corridor, and to develop the national, scenic and historic parkway known as the Great River Road. While at the site be sure to check out the Great River Road Map Link.
- Virtual North Woods offers information about events and happenings in northern Minnesota. There are also reviews, information about snowmobiling and fishing. If you have vacationed in our region, you might enjoy a virtual visit as well.
- Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce The White Oak society is a member of the Chamber of Commerce. This site offers information about area Resorts, Motel-Hotel Accomodations, Events, Shopping and other useful information if your planning a visit to Itasca County, Minnesota.
- Mississippi Headwaters Board The Headwaters Board monitors the “health” of the upper Mississippi river. This site will give you detailed information about the river, its ecology and history.
- Grand Rapids Public Library
- Big Island Festival in Albert Lea, MN takes place in October as www.bigislandfestival.org, or Perry Vining firstname.lastname@example.org