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« on: December 30, 2016, 08:49:38 AM »

A new TV series about 1700s fur trade with Jason Momoa the lead character. Don't know if the link will work but some some fantasy person must have designed his wardrobe.

https://www.google.com/search?q=frontier+tv+show&prmd=vni&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjnwdCujJzRAhWrw1QKHSQeBtUQ_AUICSgD&biw=1280&bih=800#imgrc=6pBQhyVLduHovM%3A
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2016, 05:20:37 PM »

Tomahawks seem to play a prominent role 

http://www.discovery.ca/extra/frontier

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4686698/?ref_=fn_al_tt_9

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frontier_(2016_TV_series)

Khal Drogo - aka Jason Momoa / Declan Harp

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Momoa

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khal_Drogo
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2016, 07:57:16 PM »

Those antler handled knives are to much for me and it looks like part of the time he is wearing a leather coat.
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2016, 05:05:54 AM »


Those antler handled knives are to much for me ..............


It looks very stylized, not so much historical / factual  Huh? Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2017, 01:49:22 AM »

Those antler handled knives are particularly stupid looking IMHO.
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2017, 10:07:56 PM »

Fake, the new reality...
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2017, 10:26:21 AM »

I would imagine the early fur trade could have been pretty brutal.  At times, there were actual small scale wars between the various fur trading companies.  No one finds it surprising that most early fur trading outposts had walls and cannons?  And lots of armed guards lounging around?

As a matter of fact, there were special lightweight cannons marketed especially towards fur traders.

But the fur trade has been romanticized by Hollyweird and all the trappers have become fearless pioneers of the frontier.  Instead of anti social loners who didn't like living in the east because they wanted people to leave them alone.  And they didn't want to live like everyone else.

There are several people on this board who would have been fur trappers if they had lived way back then.  They would have trapped to make a little money.  And they would not have liked to have gotten trapped between competing fur companies.  And they would have probably have taken violent exception if someone showed up and told them they were in an area controlled by a certain company and had to trade with them, only.  Or else.
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2017, 03:08:12 PM »


There are several people on this board who would have been fur trappers if they had lived way back then.


 

Jeremiah Johnson (as portrayed in the movie) was on the way to constructing what I would consider a perfect life complete with a ready made family, until rudely interrupted by the Crow.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremiah_Johnson_(film)

Reality was no doubt way more complicated.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liver-Eating_Johnson

Cohabiting with large numbers of other humans is life's greatest survival skill / challenge IMO.......... some master it some don't.

The eternal conundrum ........... people = money = resources / prosperity (even for trappers).

If you want that new Hawken and some powder to put in it you have to have something to trade with another person - but with that comes complexity, social interaction with all the attendant baggage that follows.

 Huh? Undecided
 
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2017, 03:21:37 PM »


I would imagine the early fur trade could have been pretty brutal. ..............the fur trade has been romanticized by Hollyweird and all the trappers have become fearless pioneers of the frontier.  Instead of anti social loners who didn't like living in the east because they wanted people to leave them alone. 


I think so.......... and I suspect that inevitably there would have been a sprinkling of fugitives amongst them. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2017, 07:31:22 PM »

I think I would prefer Ray Mears' Northern Wilderness series to this stuff
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2017, 07:32:16 PM »


I think I would prefer Ray Mears' Northern Wilderness series to this stuff


Me too

I just wish he'd get busy & make some more Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2017, 09:39:16 PM »

I think they need to do a series on the Beaver wars to show how the noble native behave when he was overcome by greed.
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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2017, 11:49:09 PM »


........... show how the noble native behave when he was overcome by greed.


So they were human too  Huh?   Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2017, 12:12:00 AM »


I think they need to do a series on the Beaver wars ..........


I think so too.........

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver_Wars
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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2017, 11:09:53 AM »

So while under the weather I watched a few episodes. I think friends of the Village People worked wardrobe for the show and they quote modern people including a rapper before each episode.
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