dragged through hair, heavy with the smell of bear grease
The Old Sturbridge Village dancers will present a Washington Birthday Ball on Sunday, while beforehand OSV historians will discuss 19th-century hairdressing techniques (including bear grease
and sausage curls) in "Her Crowning Glory"; etiquette for the ball in "Please Take Hands"; and 1830s must-have accessories in "Frills and Furbelows." For times, details and other events call (800) 733-1830 or see www.osv.org.
"Turkey grease just don't cut it like bear grease
," Rudy told me.
Goodsriker said the healer used bear grease
, traditional song and prayer, and the foot began to heal within a week.
In his excellent biography of Daniel Boone entitled Boone, historian Robert Morgan described a long hunt on the Big Sandy River where Boone and his hunting companions killed 155 bears in a season, selling the meat, hides for $2 each and bear grease
for $1 a gallon.
The Dutchmen traveled from village to village dining on such delicacies as beaver meat, beans lathered with bear grease
and cooked pumpkin.
Film's press kit avows the storyline of Russian women hooking up with German soldiers as fresh cinematic territory, but apart from such amusing flourishes as one mismatched couple's interest sparking when their hands touch in fresh bear grease
, the story plays out in deliberate, traditional style.
, sheep's urine and chicken dung were all tried by the ancients.
Early colonists exported thousands of bear skins and tons of bear grease
to Europe, according to historical accounts.
In the 1830s, women washed their hair in rum and slathered on bear grease
to keep those stray strands in place, say historians at Old Sturbridge Village.