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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:51 pm    Post subject: rookie needs help/advice Reply with quote

hey everyone. i'm just now at the ripe old age of 28 getting into reenacting/living history. i just got my bachelors in history and am starting work on my masters to be a high school history teacher. i recently started working at the John Overton home (Traveller's Rest) in Nashville. we dress for the time period (1766-1865) but much of the focus is on the civil war. i'm very interested in developing a persona and participating in rendezvous and reenactments. i'm leaning strongly towards long hunter or mixed-blood Cherokee. the Cherokee makes more sense as i am a direct descendent of John Ross.

Now that you know my life story, I'd love to hear any suggestions that you might have as far as sutlers, rendezvous, resources, ect.

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Real Name: Bill Garrow

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:56 pm    Post subject: advice from the heart Reply with quote

I have been where you are. Straddling the fence between two worlds as they begin to collide can cause some discomfort but will in the end strengthen your resolve. I chose 15th and 18th century native, and live as such much of the time at home. But that was my choice based upon my upbringing. Your choice may be the opposite.

If I was your uncle I would tell you to go off to the woods, build a fire, and dream on this. Then, nephew, follow your dream.

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Location: Memphis on the Mississippi
Real Name: Susan Wallace

PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have a couple of good sites/events in your backyard. Daniel Smith Days at Rock Castle in Hendersonville is Oct 3-4. It's a good mid-sized event. Good sutlers, a mix of participants including an Indian Camp.
Another is run in part by our Host Jason. This is Bledsoe's in Gallatin (Castillion Springs?). The main event is in May.

Hope this helps.

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