28 Wild Foods Eaten By Mountain Man Rufus Sage

If you've ever wondered what wild food the mountain men ate, you'll surely appreciate this list from Rufus Sage's journal. Food in America today is atypical from its historical place in people's lives. Very few people reading this, if any, will wake up and ask the question, "Will I eat today?" Most folks will wake … Continue reading 28 Wild Foods Eaten By Mountain Man Rufus Sage

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Did the Romans Colonize America? One Mountain Man Thought so.

Rufus Sage, a bonafide mountain man, felt strongly about a Roman colony in America. Does his argument persuade you? Prehistory, or history before it was written down, is mysterious stuff. All we can definitively know is what we can find and prove. Sure there are lots of interesting theories out there, but unless you have … Continue reading Did the Romans Colonize America? One Mountain Man Thought so.

Rufus Sage’s Authentic Mountain Man Poem Opens a Window to the Past.

This mountain man poem opens a window to the heart and mind of someone who lived the life of a mountaineer. Primary sources are invaluable for learning about the past. From them, we can learn about the past most accurately and get a real sense of a time period. Journals, newspapers, artifacts, and photos all … Continue reading Rufus Sage’s Authentic Mountain Man Poem Opens a Window to the Past.

Frontier Whiskey Recipe…You Don’t Want to Try This Stuff

While reading a classic Mari Sandoz book, I came across a frontier whiskey recipe that was too intriguing to pass up. For good or bad, alcohol plays a substantial role in American history and culture. When Europeans first colonized Jamestown they were carrying a good deal of beer with them when they landed. It should … Continue reading Frontier Whiskey Recipe…You Don’t Want to Try This Stuff