Best-selling guide to skills and crafts of frontier America. Continuing the tradition with another in the bestselling series on the pastime of recreating the American frontier, known as buckskinning. Sound historical research and clear, understandable instructions in the crafts and skills of the American pioneers. Each chapter was written by an experienced participant and is lavishly illustrated. Chapters include: Gear of the Rocky Mountain Trapper, Beaver Hunting, Wing Shooting with a Flintlock Shotgun, History of the Horse in the Fur Trade, 18th Century Tatooing, The History & Trade Ledgers of Fort Hall, Independent Women of America’s Past, Beadwork in the American West before 1850, and The Evolution of the Cocked Hat.