Shawnee Trail – Personas
People you may meet along your journey
may meet along the way:
Simon Kenton aka Simon Butler. A widely renown and respected mountain
man who took the name of Simon Butler when he mistakenly thought he had
someone in a fight. He will be the first person you encounter on your journey.
The gunsmith: An important asset to have in a community. He would be the
person to turn to for new weaponry. Remember that everything he made
have been constructed by hand.
The fur trader: Furs were an important commodity in the frontier.
A trader was sometimes also the person most acquainted with the
native American tribes and villages, having often formed personal
The blacksmith: Responsible for making and repairing all their cast
metal works. His job was very physical and demanding.
The flint knapper: Arrows and spears were important hunting and
defense tools for the native americans before they made trades with
French and British for flintlock guns.
The candle maker: Candles were the way frontiers people illuminated
their homes at night. The candles were time consuming to make
were used sparingly.
You might also hear music from the period, see games the children
played and become more familiar with frontier foods.