The PR release states: "The Feast of the Hunters' Moon is a re-creation of the annual fall gathering of the French and Native Americans which took place Fort Ouiatenon, a fur-trading outpost in the mid - 1700s. It is held annually in early autumn on the banks of the Wabash River, four miles southwest of West Lafayette, Indiana."
Here is what the historical marker(I sometimes call them "hysterical markers." See the next sentence below the picture) has to say about the place:
This was the 43rd year for this event, and I have been to a few of them in my time, the consequences of having a history teacher for a dad!
I'm going to have to divide this post in two, or you would experience complete picture overload: Let's start with checking out the many faces of the over 8,000 re-enactors that make the Feast so entertaining and historically correct:
Don't you just love these hats?
These two were totally prepared for the chilly weather we had in the morning!
Wish I could have recorded the music! I love to hear the fifes play.....
and I really love the bagpipes!
We stopped and listened to a little lesson on how Newfoundlands were used
in this time as cheap labor. Lewis and Clark even had one that made it
to the Pacific Ocean and at least part of the way back!
Should have cropped this one a bit more to remove the free commercial. I loved
the beautiful blue of this woman's dress. (I will post tomorrow about the good eats!)
How adorable is this little girl!???!
These guys were coming up from the Wabash River with the group
accompanying the priest to bless the day.
Loved this Indian couple!
OK! Talk about your BIG BANG!
This looks like a good place to pause for the day. Tomorrow, I will show you some of the crafts and foods made right on the site! Have a great day everyone!