Friday, March 13, 2015

Opening Thoughts on the 1876ers and Cowboy Reenacting

 For a long time I've been fascinated with the old west. It's a time period that unfortunately is shrouded in romanticism. Often the so called "reenactors" of this period seem to rarely reference the abundance of photographs and the first hand accounts of the West. The material culture is incredibly obvious, yet so many rely heavily on the western films of their youth to build their impression of what a cowboy ought to look like.

 We here at The Seventy-Sixers say, "No more".

 Our approach will be to research the photographs available, and to read for ourselves the first hand accounts of the cowboys themselves along with the people they came into contact with so that we can better do justice to their life and work.

 It is our hope to inspire others to do so as well.

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