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A look past a teepee to some tents, and to the large parking lot where those wishing to travel back in time could leave their modern cars. 
A pair of eccentric French trappers amble along the street of tents. With no real civilization in the area, these men dressed as they pleased, setting their own fashion.
Obviously checking to see if his scalp was still attached. Though Indians and trappers sometimes had their differences, there was no real organized hostilities until the French and British began to use Indians against each other, and against the colonists, and other tribes. Thus began hatreds and atrocities that were remembered and pursued long after the wars between england and France were ended. Early relations were generally good, with the two cultures freely trading and marrying. 
A large old tree acts as a centerpiece in a clearing surrounded by tents. For several days, these tents, and scores like them, will be home to hundreds of visitors in period costumes, trying their best to live like the trappers of hundreds of years ago.
This couple obviously put considerable effort into cutting, painting and constructing this large teepee. As a reward, they will spend the next several days in comfort, and relative luxury. 
Living the part, these men are gathered to relax in the late afternoon sun, after what was presumably a very busy day. In the old days, trappers would gather to enjoy talk, food, and the only human company they would likely have until the next rendezvous. They might talk about fur prices, good trapping areas, fellow trappers who disappeared, the attitude of the Indians, or any number of other important things. 
This is pretty representative of how a trapper would have set up his home while attending a rendezvous. Note the firepit, and the iron pans hanging by the grill.
Couples and individuals begin to settle in towards the end of the day. For these people, this is home. The rest of us have to settle for motels, or public camp grounds. 
The women lying in front of the tent seem to have had all of the fun they can handle for one day. The man seems unsure of what to do, with no women awake to do the work. 
This log cabin is not all that it seems. It is a prefab unit, which the campers have set up on the spot. The whole family is gathered on the "porch", and seems engrossed in conversation. 
These campers ham it up for the camera.
This covered wagon was not really a fixture during the Prairie DuChien Rendezvous. They did not make an appearance until the frontier had long since passed the Mississippi. 
A look up one of the main streets of the camp. A variety of accommodations can be seen. Most are authentic to some degree, though many represent differing time frames. 

A woman's work is never done

This tent contains a shop selling scrimshaw, and pioneer style clothing. 

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