Even while the colonists laboured to tame the land, the restless Long Hunters moved the frontier further. The Long
Hunter combined trapping, trading, exploring, map-making, and land surveying. Some Long Hunters were
footloose Scots-Irish Frontiersmen, others were educated gentlemen adventurers. The surveyor, with map and
compass in hand, is wearing tough buckskin narrow fall Knee Breeches, wool socks, and buckle shoes. A leather
belt closes his elegantly tailored La Mayeur Coat of fringed buckskin. A tricorn sits on his clubbed hair - which
he is "about to pull by the roots" - he is lost.
His amused companion (he's been in the territory before and knows where they are) wears Woodland Moccasins, for
moving silently through the forest, tab front Buckskin Leggings over wool Knee Breeches, a linen Merchant's Shirt, and
an early style Weskit. His fringed linen Wamus is secured by a heavy leather belt, which supports his famous
"Long Knife" in a Rifleman's Sheath. A Woodland Snow Cover protects his deadly Kaintuck Rifle while an Eastern
Indian Style Shooting Bag and matching powder horn hold powder and ball. A fur trimmed Canadian Cap sits
snuggly on his head.
They may have occasionally lost their way - or even their hair if unlucky - but they found a wonderful land.