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“Hunter Trapper” Living History program begins

May 3

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Come to the Fort Gibson Historic Site on Fridays and Saturdays in the month of May to learn more about the life of a Hunter/Trapper in the Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma).

Long before Fort Gibson was established, hunters and trappers in Indian Territory hunted and trapped fur-bearing animals for the purpose of trading for goods. Once Fort Gibson was established, hunters and trappers were pivotal to a successful economy, which had a larger part in the development of America.

Fort Gibson staff members will set up a camp throughout the month of May to illustrate the daily life of hunters and trappers. Visitors will learn about the trade through a hands-on examination of the different animal furs and by seeing the different equipment, tools, and paraphernalia involved in making a successful hunting season. Demonstrations will include casting round balls, cooking a meal, repairing moccasins, making leggings, and making sure that the musket is in good working order. This living history program will take place on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the month of May from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Demonstrations and programs are free with regular admission.  Other buildings open for touring are the Commissary, Bakehouse, Magazine, and Barracks and the many furnished rooms within the palisade walls.

Fort Gibson Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark, is located at 907 N. Garrison Ave. in Fort Gibson. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for students aged 5–18. Active-duty military and veterans with military ID and members of the OHS with a membership card enjoy free admission. Please call 918-478-4088 for more information.


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Fort Gibson Historic Site
907 North Garrison Avenue Fort Gibson, OK 74434