They hiked 200 miles in 2 weeks, killed the guy who insulted them and changed the course of American history while completely drunk.
Carson Sailor, Executive Director of the Southern Appalachian Historical Association, sat down with me in Boone, North Carolina to talk about the mountain men of the Lost Province and their outsized impact on a way they wanted no part of.
Carson broke down the gear and grit of these mountain men.
Things we mentioned:
- Horn in the West and Hickory Ridge Museum
- Making charcloth (Joe Robinet teaches the technique in this video)
- The Ecological Indian by Shepherd Krech III