NECLHG Statement of Aims.
We, the New England Colonial Living History Group are dedicated to the study of the New World frontier lifestyle by means of literary research and experimental archaeology. We are living historians, historical trekkers, and experimental archaeologists, studying and emulating to the best of our ability the period of 1700-1760. This also involves some research into the late 17th century.
As is the purpose of an archaeologist, to establish facts about people in a particular time period, we establish facts and an understanding of the people and their lifestyle in the early to mid 18th century. This is accomplished through experimentation in various historical situations, often in a wilderness setting, by using clothing, arms and equipment that was used between 1680 and1760 on the New World frontier to accomplish historical tasks and everyday living activities that involve period living skills and primitive wilderness survival skills.
We are not historical re-enactors involved in public displays; we practice our skills and experimental archaeology in the privacy of Wychwood Forest. We do however encourage the public to approach us for historical information, and we welcome enquiries for membership. The following is a list of interests that are in some way linked to our activities:
Daniel Boone lifestyle/ mountain men /woodsmen/ woodswomen/ woodsrunner/ Indians/ woodland Indians/ woods-women/ 18th century living history/ 18th century hunting/ camping skills/ historical trekking/ wilderness survival/ longhunters/ Scouts/ 18th century militia/ survival skills/ primitive skills/ archery/ muzzle-loading/ period fishing/ primitive shelter construction/ primitive fire lighting/ flint and steel fire lighting/ fire-bow fire lighting/ reading glass fire lighting/ spinning and loom weaving/ finger weaving/ moccasin construction/ wild plant identification/ tinder plants/ tinder preparation/ tomahawk throwing/ muzzleloader/flintlock/Davy Crocket/ Mrs Pentry/ Ann Bailey/ Huntress of the Lake/ traps and trapping/ 18th century militia/ 18th century research/ butcher knives/ hunting knife/ clasp knife/ Siamese knife/ fascine knife/ musket/ fusil/ scouting/ moccasins/ leggings/ sashes/ rabbit stick/ log cabin/ wigwam/ 18th century trail foods/ trekking/ gunpowder/ Black Powder/ cannon/ flintlock pistol/ water canteen/ water bottle/ Costrel/ tinned iron canteen/ copper canteen/ copper kettle/ 18th century cooking kettle/ brass kettle/ Knapsack/ Snapsack/ Haversack/ Market Wallet/ Shot Pouch/ powder horn/ Simon Kenton/ Tah’ca Inyanka/ Running Deer/ Le Loup/ Gris Loup/ on the trail/ Pine Tree Shilling/ Axe/ Tomahawk/ Hatchet/ woodsrunning/ Fort Henry/ New England Colonial Living History Group/ Wychwood Forest/ Forester/ 18th century military/ Rangers/ Australian Living History Federation/ Woods Lore/ Long Term Wilderness Survival/ !8th century clothing/ 18th century equipment/ 17th century equipment/ 18th century accoutrements/ 18th century woman/ Backwoodsman/ Colonial Frontier/ Frontiersman/ 18th century living skills/ Early 18th century/ Late 17th century/ !8th century historical winter trekking/ Winter camping/ Bush walking/ Wild edible plant identification/ Log cabin building/ The three sisters/ Last of the Mohicans/ Moll Flanders/ Robinson Crusoe/ Deerslayer/ Backwoodsman skills/ Colonial frontier skills/ The early fur trade/ Wychwood Forest live museum/ 18th century living history forum/ Early 18th century historical trekking forum/ email@example.com Keith H. Burgess Esq/ French and Indian War/ King Georges War/ Woodland Indian Lifestyle/