The Modern Reenactor: Evidence Versus Preference: When Historical Evidence Isn't Good Enough This has been on my mind recently--it's one of those things that also just keeps resu...
Talking about research, there is plenty of primary documentation on people not shaving in the early to mid 18th century. As far as not being the norm, & flooding reenactment events with over representation of Indian influenced woodsmen & the like, I think everyone has the right to be what ever they want to be. If there is documentation that a certain persona existed, then that is good enough. We only read about a small percentage of woodsmen & woods-women that existed, there must have been many more that simply did not survive or made it into the history books.