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manylodges (inactive) Dressing up and playing soldiers (32) RE: Dressing up and playing soldiers 27 May 99

There isn't a lot of problems with black powder as long as your using it for the right purpose. We in the U.S. have lots of re-enactments for different time periods. I and my family do pre 1840 fur trade area this period ends just befor the civil war here in the U.S. We do lots of Shooting with flintlock, and cap muzzle loaders. And there are a few cannons that go off every once in awhile. We belong to a club that gets it's powder in bulk. We just make sure it is legal. We also have a Scottish groop, French Canadian voyaguers, French militia, Rogers Rangers, U.S. minitman, American Mountain Men, Plains Settlers just as you have many different clans singing together, we have different time periods, and different geographic areas all singing together to. There is lots of fun at camp fires once the sun goes down. I have been doing this for twelve years and have never seen a fight at a rendezvous. We have lots of beer, whisky,and wine mixed with guns, scalping knives, and black powder. We have our own type of police named after the native American police that patroled the camps of the original renezvous called "Dog Soldiers" And any problem child is put to his camp.

We have had Celtic Games at our rendezvous, and you cannot participate unless you wear a kilt!! I prefer a breach cloth and leggins the way the native americans did. I is very comfortable, but keeps you covered. I know thows who were ther kilt regimental.

I would realy like to see a re-enactment in your country. Some of our rendezvous are open to the public, but most are on privet grounds just for our own pleasure. A lot of us in "Buckskining" as it is called, Do School teaching to explain a part of our history that seems to be left out of the history books. Do You teach as well?

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