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Photo: Mountain men

Bill Rosell, know as by his mountain man name, Short Fingers, displays a Native American breast plate worn by Plains Indians, for Evergreen Elementary fifth-grade students, Oct. 7, 2016. The annual event at the Mead District School, informed classes of the lives of 1830s-40s mountain men, including Native American housing, food, culture, trading, guns, and furs. The breast plate was used to fend off stone hatchets and arrow points. His hat is made of beaver felt.
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