Here's a few pictures from Fort Osage, Missouri 2013 National Gathering
Our Purpose and Ideals
We, the 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.