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Thoughts on using a canoe

Many of us that do this crazy reenacting thing like doing things for the historic experience.  One of these experiences is spending time in canoe.  A lot can be learned and experienced in a canoe; but like many things, there are differences between a bark canoe and a modern one.  A friend recently commented that I should post on this topic… ask and ye shall receive. Following are a few things to consider as...

Petit Calumais – Stone Pipe usage among Cana...

As I have written articles on tobacco bags, tobacco, and kinnickinick; it is perhaps time to look at pipes a bit. Although the European styled clay pipe was ubiquitous, for French-Canadians (canadiens) and Mètis, native-styled stone pipes (petit calumais) were also rather common. Although this is not surprising that Mètis would use a native style pipe, the fact that canadiens did as well may be surprising to some. This...