It was still pitch black in the dense Illinois forest on this cool, late fall morning as the Kaskaskia hunter moved swiftly and silently through the trees working his way towards a known m8ns8a (whitetail deer) travel route. Every step taken and every breath exhaled was done with precision and skill as to not alert […]
I am proud to announce that my new book Shadows In The Forest: Woodland Warriors of the Mississippi Valley is now available in its second print run. The first print run sold out in less than two months and the limited edition hardbacks sold out in less than a month. I graciously thank everyone for […]
Only four limited edition hardcover copies of Shadows In The Forest: Woodland Warriors of the Mississippi Valley remain. These copies are signed and numbered by the author as well as the cover artist David Wright. The limited edition hardbacks are $39.95 plus shipping and available only through the author by visiting www.shadowsintheforest.com. Reserve your copy […]
Shadows In The Forest: Woodland Warriors of the Mississippi Valley is available now! “While by no means an exhaustive examination or discussion of woodland culture or living history practices, his work is both a handy historical resource and a practical “how-to” guide that combines the best of both worlds. Anyone interested in eighteenth-century native culture […]
The 2014 Fort DeChartres Annual Encampment was an absolute great time as usual. Despite the nearby tornado activity on Saturday evening (that’s two years in a row now!), the weather turned out to be decent. My wife’s venison stew was terrific as usual! Everyone in the native village and the surrounding neighbors thoroughly enjoyed it! […]
My 2013 Fort DeChartres Les Pays Des Illinois “Colonial Trade Faire and Musket and Rifle Frolic” pictures are posted in the photo gallery. Click here to view them. We had a great event and tremendous weather.
This year’s Raid pictures have been posted. All but one of them are courtesy of artist, Andrew Knez Jr. Enjoy!
Fort DeChartres 2012 photos have been posted in the Photo Gallery. Hope you enjoy. Those of you that didn’t join us last weekend for the annual encampment at Fort DeChartres missed an amazing event. It was the best weather I have ever experienced, for this event, in the many years I have been attending. The […]
Preparing to travel east to meet up with the war party that will be raiding Martin’s Station this weekend.
The digital art print “Post Battle Meditation” is now available. Click the “Digital Art Prints” link for purchasing information. This French allied Woodland Indian sits outside the stockade walls, while reflecting upon a previous engagement with British soldiers. He is showing off his spoils of war, wearing a British regimental coat, while enjoying some tobacco.