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I purchased this Wolverine Mountain Man Fur Hat from an Alaskan suttler while attending the Luguna Mtn Rendezvous in Julian, CA. that was a number of years ago and like many of my accouterments, has been in storage. This is a well made custom hat. The inside fits my 23″ head albeit loose so its about 24″. The inside looks to be of a comfortable fleece lining. The pelt is a thick winter fur with masive claws which prooves these were ferocious creatures. The rear of the fur draps well down your neck and back. There is a white ferret that shows the warrior side of us and with the medicine wheel, aligns the forces of nature.
I began my journey with the Love and study of our American History in the 60’s. One of those boys wearing coonskin hats and carrying a toy flintlock as they watched their favorite hero, Fess Parker as Daniel Boone. Later, my career took me out west and for a number of those years, I began collecting my accouterments and competed in various long rifle competitions and rendezvous’ s. I found my way back to northern Michigan and have lived my dream as one of the interpreters at Colonial Fort Michilimackinac for the past 10 years, meeting hundreds of visitors and sharing the same love of our country’s history and 18th century colonial living as I do. My collection is rather large and its time to bring out my trading blanket so others may enjoy what I’ve collected.
Traverse City, Michigan