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Introduction to Reenacting. Overview. Introductions What is reenacting? History Jargon Types of reenactments What it takes to attend reenactments Starting points in reenactment research. Introductions. What is Reenacting?. Reenactor Who can become a reenactor What to expect. History.

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overview
Overview
  • Introductions
  • What is reenacting?
  • History
  • Jargon
  • Types of reenactments
  • What it takes to attend reenactments
  • Starting points in reenactment research
what is reenacting
What is Reenacting?
  • Reenactor
  • Who can become a reenactor
  • What to expect
history
History
  • Romans staged mock battles of previous triumphs
  • Middle Ages – tournaments reenacted historical themes from Rome or elsewhere
  • 19th century – popular in many countries such as Britain
  • Twentieth Century
    • Russia – reenacting previous 19th century battles
    • United States:
      • American Revolutionary War reenactments started in the 1960s often using original weaponry
      • Pageants to commemorate civic events
jargon
Jargon
  • Living History
  • Historical Reenactment
  • Battle Reenactment
  • Combat Demonstration
  • Rendezvous
  • Authenticity Nazi
  • Farb
  • Rendezvous
  • First person
  • Flat Lander
  • Weekend Warrior
  • Sutler or trader
  • Unit
  • Muster
types of reenactments
Types of Reenactments
  • Military reenactments
  • Native encampment
  • Civilian encampments
  • Trade fair – indoor and outdoor
  • Timeline events
what it takes to attend a reenactment
What it takes to attend a reenactment
  • Determine time period
  • Determine type of person to portray
  • Research reenactment groups
  • Acquire clothing, equipment, tent, camp gear
  • Vehicle/trailer
  • Lots of traveling
  • Money
  • Place to store everything
starting points in reenactment research
Starting Points in Reenactment Research
  • Smoke n Fire News - http://www.smoke-fire.com/
  • National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (NMLRA) -

http://www.nmlra.org/

  • Rendezvous Ohio - http://www.rendezvousohio.com/
  • Historical Trekking: http://www.historicaltrekking.com/
native
Native
  • Eastern Woodland Indian
    • Native page on historical trekking forum: http://historicaltrekking.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=10
    • Woodland woman’s page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/401206749932116/?fref=ts
student check
Student Check
  • 1. Select one of the following that is not a reenactment type:
    • A. Military reenactment
    • B. Civilian encampment
    • C. Trade Fair
    • D. Combat Demonstration
    • 2. Select the correct category (History, Attend Event, or Jargon) the statement best fits:
      • A. Need to research reenactment groups
      • B. Tournaments reenacted historical themes from Roman times
      • C. Flat Landers are city folk
student check1
Student Check
  • True or False.
    • 1. A Authenticity Nazi is a hard core reenactor.
    • 2. A Historical Reenactment is a Living History event
    • 3. A Rendezvous can also include sutlers
    • 4. Combat Demonstrations are scripted battles
    • 5. Flat Lander and Farb refer to the same type of person
summary
Summary
  • Introductions
  • What is Reenacting?
  • History
  • Jargon
  • Types of reenactments
  • What it takes to attend reenactments
  • Starting points in reenactment research