Best Way to Learn History? Go to the Source; Osborne Russell’s Journal of a Trapper

What's the best way to learn about a historical time period. Go to the source. Such is the case with Osborne Russell's Journal of a Trapper. Primary sources are a researcher's, or historian's, best friend. For those unfamiliar with the term primary source it refers to any historical artifact created during a period of study. … Continue reading Best Way to Learn History? Go to the Source; Osborne Russell’s Journal of a Trapper

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Trapping Season is Off and Running

With trapping season upon us, it's time to live history. Cold air instantly saturates me as I step out of my pickup. Breath invisible just moments ago inside the warmth of my disheveled cab, now hovers suspended in crystals with each exhale. A fine sheen of ice covers the prairie grass┬áset aglow by the barely … Continue reading Trapping Season is Off and Running