AbstractMany humans, at some point, have the desire to become something or someone they are not. Across the globe, groups of people who want to relive the past form re-enacting communities to engage in living history. The method by which these people change their identity is through a historically based material culture, disseminated in great part by the Internet. This article focuses on those who re-enact the lifestyle of the trappers of the Rocky Mountain fur trade, specifically examining a prestigious group called the American Mountain Men, and demonstrates how folklore is spread through material culture both physically and intangibly.
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