Her love of the American West had been stimulated by seeing the actor, Fess Parker, in his buckskins
and racoonskin cap when promoting Davy Crockett in 1955.
The author covers hats to ward off rain and glare, union suits, infant dress, parasols, gloves, hairstyles, and Southwestern Indian feathers and buckskin
. Included are the distinctive wardrobes of Lillian Russell, Amelia Bloomer, Baby Doe Tabor, Bat Masterson, Annie Oakley, Oscar Wilde, Wild Bill Hickok, George and Elizabeth Custer, Andrew Johnson, and Adah Menken.
Constant traveling inspired the Plains People to develop a form of luggage known as "parfleches." These were carrying bags made of buckskin or rawhide and were used to carry clothing, food and all the little objects that the people accumulated.
With 150 students in six classes participating in the project, using actual buckskin or rawhide was out of the question.
It was my first time to see this unusual frontiersman, but there was no mistaking that this was Buckskin Bill.
Buckskin was born Sylvan Ambrose Hart in 1906, in Indian territory that later became Oklahoma; he moved to the Idaho wilderness area 45 years before my visit with him in 1978.
They, not being very well versed in all the shades of pintos, brindles, buckskins
, and walleyes, did not notice the difference, so climbed into the buckboard with the sky pilot and drove off.
Collections of his pictures include Drawings (1897), Remington's Frontier Sketches (1898), A Bunch of Buckskins
(1900), Western Types (1902), and Done in the Open (1902).
Paramedic Katy Bowler, 29, who plays Calamity, said: "I often have to drive on unmade tracks and roads, therefore driving this vehicle in a green boiler suit could be likened to driving a stage coach wearing buckskins
in the Wild West days of the 1860 to 70s."
The Southern buckskin
line up holds a vast array of styles from traditional buckskins
to contemporary styles of dresses.
In Darry's case, he is one of the true experts on making Native tan buckskin and rawhide , and I have always wanted some of Darry's buckskin for some of my more special moccasin projects.
While I provided the mix of contemporary and antique beads used in the effort, the heavily smoked brain tan buckskin, and "soft" tanned rawhide soles were hand crafted by Darry.
One who has risen to the challenge is Jack Kanya Buckskin, who started out working on Kaurna language projects, which included recording Kaurna words and phrases.
Jack Buckskin was the first young Kaurna person to take on the teaching of Kaurna in multiple programs when he embraced teaching in several programs concurrently in 2008.