“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 or standards for authentic and accurate historical interpretation will undoubtedly find this book to be a useful addition to their personal library, regardless of whether or not they are a novice or expert historian, a reticent observer or enthusiastic participant in living history interpretation. Tim challenges his readers to use this work as a launching pad to kickstart their own journey into the fascinating world of historical research and interpretation. A project fifteen years in the making, this book will, without a doubt, spark a connection between those who read it and those who lived it in the past.” – Dr. Elista Istre
Shadows In The Forest is written in two parts. The first part is dedicated to the woodland Indians who called the Mississippi Valley their home for centuries. Using primary source documentation, author Tim L. Jarvis gives a history of this once great and powerful Algonquian speaking Illinois Confederacy.
The research and information provided is not meant to be the complete history of the Illinios Nation nor does it conclude the author’s research on the topic. The author’s goal is to provide a building block for others to pick up where he has left off and continue to garner attention towards a nation that hasn’t received the proper attention that it deserves throughout the course of history.
The second part is dedicated towards conducting a historically accurate portrayal of a non-nation specific woodland Indian. As a living history interpreter, the author wants to share the knowledge that he has gained through research, along with his personal experiences from over fifteen years of living history reenacting and experimental archaeology, to help you as the reader become a better living history reenactor. The goal is to provide the reader with quality information on how to conduct a more accurate Woodland Indian portrayal. After reading this book, the author encourages the reader to continue to research, study primary source documentation, and learn more about your specific impression.
Softcover edition is available for $19.95 and can be ordered through the author by visiting www.shadowsintheforest.com and through the following sources, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Muzzleloader Magazine, and the Log Cabin Shop.
Limted edition hardbacks are available through the author only. They are $39.95 and are numbered and signed by the author and the cover artist David Wright. There are only 50 copies made available and few are remaining – reserve your copy now before it is too late!