New Pages To LOTM Site & Running Of Elk

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Posted by Champ on January 18, 1999 at 14:29:11:

O'siyo Rich,

WOW! I'm impressed, I really enjoy the two new additions to your sight, "Trekking in the Wilderness" -and- "The Script & the Matter of Historical Accuracy", wonderful!
Love the photos on the Wilderness article, the first photo reminds me of my outfit I wear as a Ranger/Longhunter [add a blue Scots bonnet w/ black bear fur crest for the former or a red Cherokee-style "turban" with eagle feather for the later]...
I really got some useful information from Mark Baker's article, as I have been hired as a historical consultant for a Civil War picture due to be filmed late this year in Tennessee on Confederate Raider, John Hunt Morgan [I'll be an "extra" as well]. Since I'm new to this experience, Mark's article offers me alot good information.

Had a comment on the running of the elk in LOTM.
Though for the most part I agree with Mark, my own grandfather & others my family knew back in the hills & hollers of the Ozarks & Cumberland region of East TN & KY use to "run deer" using hounds.
At one time I'm told [by these same family members] this was not at all uncommon. I know that during the 19th century, lowlanders in KY & TN use to "run deer" with packs of hounds & pursue on horseback.
I would think though that this practice only became common after the "taming" of the frontier, as it would have been to dangerous with Shawnee hunting you scalp ;-)
Like Mark, I doubt much that the Longhunters would have used this method, but it sure did make for an exciting scene, eh?
Chat later...

Southern Cherokee Nation
[NW District]

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