Here's a few pictures from Fort Osage, Missouri 2013 National Gathering
Our Purpose and Ideals
Coalition of Historical Trekkers, are living historians dedicated to
the preservation and study of the pre-1860 frontier people in America.We see ourselves as experimentalarchaeologists,
involved in one or more eras of the historical time frame from 1600 to
the year 1860.
As is the
purpose of an archaeologist, to establish facts about a historical
people or time period, we research the lifeways of the pre-1860
frontier people who lived in, fought for, and founded this country. Our
research is accompanied by experimentation in historical situations,
using the foods, tools, clothing, weapons, and methods authentic to
those used by the early frontier people here in America.Believing
that the best way to preserve history is to share it, we communicate
this research and the results of ourexperimentation
with others through educational events andpublications
dedicated to pre-1860 America.
We pledge to keep alive the awareness
of those brave people who lived and died while carving out a place in
the wilderness. We recognize that it was these brave men and women who
made it possible for us, and generations to come, to live here in the
land of the free-America.