For all of you out there who reenact/living history the Indian Wars time period. If you are like me and live on the East Coast, there are no events to attend that are local. Do you think there might be an interest in having a weekend get together for Indian Wars types? Maybe a semi-rural location where we can drill, skirmish, ride, or just sit around the campfire and chat. I'm thinking this would be open to all impressions: Indian, Cavalry, Infantry, Civilian, Scout etc.
I for one am all for it. I think this would be a bully idea. I know we have Indian War reenactors who are unable to make it out west due to work restrictions, high cost of fuel or airfare, etc. We used to do something with the Shawnee Indians out in Ohio about 8 years ago at Fort St.Clair.
"The more I see of movement here (Little Big Horn Battlefield), the more I have admiration for Custer, and I am satisfied his like will not be found very soon again.”
~ Gen. Nelson Miles, Commanding General of the Army ------
"With our cherished ones deliverance within our grasp we waited breathless two hours, for the order that never came."
Yeah, show those East Coasters what a Lakota bravery run looks like! It'll knock their socks off.
We have similar problems in reverse out here. I have been involved with a very frustrated group of people who wanted to do French and Indian War and Revolutionary stuff, and there really isn't that much of it in California. We even have to do fake Civil War battles, but at least there is an active group for that. I'm afraid Conquistadors just don't do it for me. And so far, we haven't found anybody who wants to re-enact the Donner Party!
Post by topkick1833 on May 9, 2008 21:06:32 GMT -5
I hear your woes of being in California. I was stationed out there a few years ago. I remember doing Civil War reenactments on baseball fields and being surrounded by concrete. I even did one at Huntington Beach with a palm tree in the middle of the field.
If we could get the interest out here, I think we can make it happen. Location is easy, logistics...easy, participation is the question of the day. Even if we only get a dozen or so, its a start that can be built upon.
Spread the word to your friends, lets make something.