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
    Phone: 712-434-5835

  • 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.


History Research

Historical Trekking

Living History Sites & Groups

Native American


  • 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.



Minnesota Links

  • 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, or Perry Vining