2017 Applications now available
Note to “NON-PRIMITIVE “FOOD VENDERS & Traders
Non Primitive is any vender or trader who is not setup with a pre- 1840’s (Fur trade Era) venders display and food items or trade items, in other words you have a more modern vender setup.
If your setup and food items are not pre- 1840’s Please contact the FBHA (Fort Bridger Historic Association) Tisa (TEE-SHA) @ 307-78-3842 for more information.
Sending in the registration form from this web site will not get you a food vender spot.
If you have any questions please contact the FBRA secretary; Nancy Turner @ 435-213-5133.
No Trade List Prohibited Items
Please remember this is a Mountain Man Era, 1825-1840 period event. Those representing an earlier period are considered guests of this rendezvous. This is not a Trade Show, Rock Show, Trade Festival, Cowboy, Civil War etc. event.
Animal parts and fur
- Claws and Teeth from any illegal animal
- fake fur or fake coonskin caps, No fur dyed bright colors
- Feathers- no unnatural bright colors, illegal birds of prey, etc
- Horns- exotic carved or raw horns that are not native to North America
- Taxidermy Animals
- Reconstituted antler, ivory and bone items
- Plastic or resin claws, elk teeth, talons, fingers, skulls
Australian Goods- Musical Instruments, cloths
Badges- Law enforcement, etc.
Beads and Bead Work- beadwork needs to be period correct
- African Bead Work- Jewelry, crosses, art, etc
- Doll necklaces, miniature beaded moccasins
- Fimo beads, Modern beads, Plastic Beads
- Imported finished Beadwork
Camp furnishing, cooking, bedding and personal items
- Candles- anything modern, scented, colored
- Enamel Ware is not period but is considered rendezvous acceptable no modern green or red
- Flags- no nylon, should be period correct and material correct.
- Incense and scented oils in modern containers
- Lanterns- Pakistan type (brass with etched glass)
- Plastic honey Sticks
- Mexican Blankets- pastel and fluorescent colors (old colors like the Rio Grande are o.k.)
- Modern cedar tourist boxes- discretionary item, no modern closures, snaps, synthetic material
- Pottery should be salt glazed with no modern art designs
- Quilts- no modern fabrics (discretionary item)
- Soaps-other than those found at that time
- Utensils- Cheap chrome items with or without antler handles (ice cream scoops, etc), stainless steel
- Wooden products that the screws can be seen-Philips, Chromium
- Bamboo bows, Cap Guns, Cork guns, Cross bows, Rubber Band Guns
- Hackie sac, Zingers
- Face painting
- Modern Noise Makers- Bamboo Flutes, train whistles
- Rubber Native American Items, Rubber insects or animals
- Wood broad swords- Swords for kids can only be 18 inches in length from end to end including the hilt.
Civil War Era Goods
- Antler Art- Chandeliers, candleholders, non-period carvings, exotic carved, etc
- Art Paintings- Anything Non-Period, open display of framed art, scenes painted on skulls, rocks, saw blades, buckskin.
- Bird Houses- decorated or painted, gourd, etc
- Ceramics-modern vases, cups, pots, masks, etc
- Dolls- Modern, porcelain, rubber, Kachina, plastic parts. Etc
- Mandellas, Dream Catchers- wall display
- Modern Masks
- Wind Chimes
Clothing and accessories- all clothing must be from period correct patterns and styles
- Artificial Sinew is accepted as a thread not a decoration.
- Belts- anything modern
- Belt Buckles- any modern design
- Bright or florescent colors
- Cigarette lighter covers
- Cowboy era goods-clothing, riveted jeans etc
- Elastic suspenders
- Fasteners- snaps, Velcro, zippers, etc
- Hats- non-period hatpins, tacks, fake fur hatbands
- Indian shirts in obvious ethnic patterns
- Mexican Blanket bags
- Modern design on enameled pins, hat tacks, etc
- Oval Conchos are from a later period than the Fur Trade-this one is a judgment call. If they are handmade and nice looking; no cheap looking stamp style.
- Parasols- no florescent colors
- Rayon – not patented until the 1880’s
- Safety pins
- No sewing machines
Food items- only dry goods are acceptable- beans, rice, tea, sugar, ect.
Guns, knives and shooting-
Knives will not be sold to anyone less than 16 years of age unless accompanied by an adult.
- Knives- non-period folding, fishing knives, Stainless Steel, and modern type boot knives
- Pakistan type knife with unnatural handles, Malaysian style kriss knives (wavy blades)
- plastic handles, snap sheathes,
- Non-period revolvers (cap lock rifles are o.k.)
- Steel or Wood broad swords
Hangers- modern, wire
Jewelry- Must be period correct style, design and materials.
- All modern jewelry-rings, necklaces, earrings are unacceptable
- Beaded earrings were never made by Indians during the Fur Trade Era or even Reservation Era. They are modem Pow-Wow Jewelry. They are sometimes considered rendezvous acceptable if they are not made with modern colors, styles of beads and patterns- animal
- Copper Bracelets or other jewelry stamped with tipi or thunderbirds, etc
- Crystal Ball necklaces and earrings, (claw, hand, wizard, etc), Modern Metal pendants
- Dream Catchers- earrings, necklaces, etc.
- Fimo Beads, Glass pendant- any
- Key chains- any, Modern Money Clips
- Turquoise and Coral Jewelry-modem cut or production typ.
- Stones- Polished stone jewelry, modern cut stones, onyx jewelry,
- Hematite, Magnetized hematite jewelry
Magazines, Books and Audio Tapes
- Openly displayed (period books or books portraying the time period are o.k.)
- Non period or historic related books, magazines
Nylon Rope- or products made from it
Novelty Items- we are not a novelty store
- Road Kill items- joke items, Rubber animals that jump out of a box, rattle snakes eggs.
- Fish Assholes and Fart Spoons, Horse Shoe puzzles etc, (fish assholes are spaghetti O’s relabeled.) God’s Eyes
Plastic- NO PLASTIC ANYTHING
- beads bags, claws, elk teeth, talons, fingers, skulls, hatbands, charms, canteens, buttons, harmonicas, hairpipe, etc,
Phillips Head Screws- OK if not visible
Photo Booths- non-period
- Ballpoint pens
- Colored pencils
- Metal Pencil Sharpeners
Welded Items- unless you can grind out visible welds
This is a list of items we do not wish to see at rendezvous. It is not all-inclusive. Some items will be judged on a case-by-case basis. If you have documentation supporting something you want to have that is on this list or is questionable bring it with you.
I have read the FBRA Trade List, Rules and Regulations, and the Trader Contract. I agree to cooperate and abide by all rules.