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  Topic: lead or solder inlay
Michael Galban

Replies: 4
Views: 6831

PostForum: Native Reenacting   Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:50 am   Subject: lead or solder inlay
I use a brown paper "dam" that I tape to the piece. Allowing for a small pinprick vent hole to allow gas to escape and better flow.

hard to describe in text.

RE Davis had a neat inst ...
  Topic: Ethics of Native Reenacting
Michael Galban

Replies: 59
Views: 53626

PostForum: Native Reenacting   Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:04 pm   Subject: Ethics of Native Reenacting
Been nearly a month since you caught anything on your fishing trip...
  Topic: Tumpline
Michael Galban

Replies: 5
Views: 7136

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:39 pm   Subject: Tumpline
I can only recall one true tumpline with deer hair and cones. Of the nearly 50 or more existing tumplines, nearly all the true tumplines have plain ends. Prisoner halters on the other hand almost alwa ...
  Topic: Mohican moccasin...
Michael Galban

Replies: 15
Views: 11544

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:11 am   Subject: Mohican moccasin...
Mohicans are not Lenape. Mohicans are not MoheGANs. Some Mohicans ARE Stockbridge-Munsee and many live in Wisconsin. I know quite a few of them in fact.

The Mohicans lived along the Hudson river ( ...
  Topic: help I need to find wampum for craft projects!!!
Michael Galban

Replies: 19
Views: 11147

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:28 pm   Subject: help I need to find wampum for craft projects!!!
Using the glass bead is ok if you intend on representing it as imitation wampum. BUT if you want to make a belt? Then if you can't afford the real thing - the Tara Prindle stuff is the closest you can ...
  Topic: Early trade beads
Michael Galban

Replies: 5
Views: 6316

PostForum: Native Reenacting   Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:23 am   Subject: Early trade beads
Check out some of the archeo from French forts. "Guelbert Site" should give you a good place to start.
  Topic: Can I wear a headcover for longhunter instead of hat????
Michael Galban

Replies: 15
Views: 14048

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:13 pm   Subject: Can I wear a headcover for longhunter instead of hat????
What sort of evidence is there for wearing a head scarf like a "pirate"? Why not worn as a thick headband like a "gangsta"? We have plenty of evidence for Natives weraing them in t ...
  Topic: Ethics of Native Reenacting
Michael Galban

Replies: 59
Views: 53626

PostForum: Native Reenacting   Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:51 pm   Subject: Ethics of Native Reenacting
Good points all. Religion is something better left to another forum. Which is why I try and steer clear of it when reenacting.
  Topic: trade beads
Michael Galban

Replies: 10
Views: 7433

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:30 am   Subject: trade beads
It's FAR easier to do the research first for your desires and THEN go looking for the beads. Pick up these references:

RMSC Proceedings of the Trade Bead Conference
Glass Beads of the Northeast
...
  Topic: String comes and string goes
Michael Galban

Replies: 4
Views: 2798

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:48 pm   Subject: String comes and string goes
The tech-term is "cordage" Tom...cordage. But if you can manipulate it that well I suppose you can call it whatever you want...LOL.

To reiterate my FF post....pure sweet.
  Topic: shooting bags natives would have used
Michael Galban

Replies: 16
Views: 21975

PostForum: Native Reenacting   Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:50 am   Subject: shooting bags natives would have used
where is the info on bags written?
  Topic: James Smith on Faith and Thanksgiving
Michael Galban

Replies: 6
Views: 3940

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:13 pm   Subject: James Smith on Faith and Thanksgiving
Thank you for posting.
  Topic: Ethics of Native Reenacting
Michael Galban

Replies: 59
Views: 53626

PostForum: Native Reenacting   Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:29 am   Subject: Ethics of Native Reenacting
"If this is the French and Indian War, where are the Indians"

LOL. In the MANY battles of the SYW sometimes there weren't any Natives there!
BUT, I know what you mean.

I don't think ...
  Topic: Ethics of Native Reenacting
Michael Galban

Replies: 59
Views: 53626

PostForum: Native Reenacting   Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:39 pm   Subject: Ethics of Native Reenacting
I have posted on this exact subject far more than I should on the FF board. Some thoughts.

I am a Native American (Washoe-N.Paiute) and am in a mixed marriage. (My wife is Kaniekehake a.k.a. Mohawk ...
  Topic: cones
Michael Galban

Replies: 4
Views: 6691

PostForum: Native Reenacting   Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:43 pm   Subject: cones
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