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Research/Projects

I am often presented with the¬†opportunity to recreate¬†material culture based on¬†research of what was worn, used, and etc. by the various people of Wisconsin’s past.

Following are a number of articles that I have written and have been published in On The Trail Magazine.

Currently, I no longer write for OTT but have been writing for Journal of the Early Americas.

Additionally, there are a few other bits of research that I have done posted after the articles.

Below is the powerpoint slideshow that accompanied a lecture I did on whole-skin tobacco pouches. ¬†Some images have been removed due by agreement with the photo’s owner. ¬†NOTE: ¬†This is not a comprehensive assemblage of images that we have or know of, just those used in a 2011 presentation. ¬†Just below this is a Word file draft of my article in the¬†Journal of the Early Americas¬†on the same topic (brief compared to the lecture).

At numerous locations, I have lectured on tattoos in the fur trade.  Below is the most recent version of my slideshow as well as notes that accompany the slides/

My graduate research was in Creole settlement in Wisconsin. Out of it came this very useful annotated list of essential readings.

Here is a lecture that I did for the Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Public Television entitled Fur Trade 101.
Here is another lecture from the next year at the Wisconsin Historical Society and put on air by Wisconsin Public Television entitled Creole Wisconsin.
Here is a nice tutorial (created by Allen Harrison) on converting a Victor double longspring into a more historic trap.  After it is another tutorial on replacing the swivel for a more correct swivel.  This is a more recent DIY.
Projects in Recreating Wisconsin History
I am often presented with the¬†opportunity to recreate¬†material culture based on¬†research of what was worn, used, and etc. by the various people of Wisconsin’s past. ¬†The following are a few collages highlighting a variety of items I have made in the past few years.