Organizations, Associations, Living History Sites


The North American Frontiersmen


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Pre-1840 Living History Organizations:

National Association of Buckskinners * 4701 Marion Street * Livestock Exchange Building, Suite 324 * Denver, Colorado 81301 * (303) 297-9671 * Publication: Territorial Dispatch

National Muzzleloading Rifle Association * PO Box 67 * Friendship, Indiana 47021 * Publication: Muzzle Blasts

The American Mountain Man Association *  Dan'l Cripps Co. Clerk

Coalition of Historical Trekkers * P.O. Box 4038 * Pueblo CO 81003 * Publication: On the Trail

Pre-1840 Living History Historical Sites:

Fort Bridger, Wyoming State Historic Site * PO Box 35, Fort Bridger, WY 82933 * (307) 782-3842, FAX (307)782-7181 * Established in 1843 by Jim Bridger and Louis Vasquez.

Fort Langley National Historic Site * PO Box 129, 23433 Mavis Ave., Fort Langley, BC, Canada * (604) 888-2822 * Original Fur Trade Era building c. 1840.

Fort Laramie National Historic Site, NPS * Fort Laramie, WY 82212 * (307)837-2221 * Fort Laramie was originally established as Fort William, by William Sublette, in 1834.

Fort Nisqually Historic Site, 1833-1869 * Point Defiance Park, 5400 Pearl St. #11, Tacoma, WA 98407 * (206) 591-5339 * Fort Nisqually was built by the Hudson's Bay Company as an outpost for fur trade.

Fort Uncompahgre-A Living History Museum * Located at Confluence Park, Delta, CO * PO Box 19, Delta, CO 81416 * (970)874-8349 or 874-0923 * Established near the confluence of the Uncompahgre and Blue (Gunnison) Rivers about 1826, as a fur trading post.

Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, NPS * RR3, Box 71, Williston, ND 58801 (25 miles SW of Williston, ND on ND Hwy 1804) * (701) 572-9083 * Built by the American Fur Company in 1828, Ft Union became the headquarters for trading.

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, NPS * 612 East Reserve St., Vancouver, WA 98661-3811 * (360) 696-7655 * Fort Vancouver was the headquarters for Hudson's Bay Company operations in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, 1825-49.

Museum of the Fur Trade * 6321 Hwy 20, Chadron, NE - Three miles east of Chadron on US Hwy 20 * Contact: 308-432-3843 or the Chadron Chamber of Commerce, 308-432-4401 * Exhibits of trade good, weapons, furs and other items from the Fur Trade.

Museum of the Mountain Man * PO Box 909, Pinedale, WY * (307)367-4101 * Exhibits on the fur trade, western exploration, Plains Indians, and early settlements.

Bent's Fort National Historic Site, NPS * 35110 Hwy. 194 E., La Junta, CO 81050 * (719)384-2596 * A trading post on the Santa Fe Trail. In the 1830's & 40's.

Old Mission State Park * PO Box 30, Cataldo, ID 83810-0030 * (208) 682-3814 * The Mission is the oldest remaining building in Idaho. Established in the 1840's, by Jesuit priests. 


  • On The Trail Magazine - The leading publication for Historical Trekking and Living History. Brought to you by the same people who run this site!

  • The Tomahawk & Long Rifle Magazine - Subscriptions: The Tomahawk & Long Rifle is a publication of the American Mountain Men, published quarterly, Feb., May, Aug., and Nov. The subscription price is $20.00 for one year, $35.00 for two years and $50.00 for three years. Subscription orders, change of address and correspondence concerning subscriptions should be address to:

  • Museum of the Fur Trade Quarterly - Publication of the museum: Dedicated to the preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of the North American fur trade.

  • Coalition of Historical Trekkers Quarterly - The Coalition of Historical Trekkers Quarterly Publication is a 1/2 page magazine, that is included with your membership. It is written primary by our members and representatives submitting articles about treks they have been on, events they have attended, research they have done and even fictional stories they want to share.

  • Heritage Books, Inc. - History, Genealogy, Americana

  • Muzzleloader Magazine - Muzzleloader Magazine

  • Muzzle Blasts Online - Publication of the NMLRA

  • Smoke & Fire News

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Organizations, Associations, Living History Sites

updated 01/03/2010


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