"I have often said that people in Aberdeen don't realise quite the impact the city has abroad and it was an honour when I was presented with a coonskin cap
like that of Alamo hero Davie Crockett - who may well have been a forbearer of mine."
(To try your hand at my other projects, see "How to Tan a Deer Hide," October/November 2016; "How to Make Your Own Moccasins," February/March 2017; "Craft Your Own Coonskin Cap
," October/November 2017; and "Craft a Better Leather Apron," December 2018/January 2019.)
Molly is tough, and for some reason owns a coonskin cap
that turns out to be a live, possibly rabid racoon.
The coonskin cap
is complete with the face and tail at the back.
(Yes, as a matter of fact, I did whine until my parents bought me a coonskin cap
.) Realizing he was onto something, Walt Disney decided to do a couple more mini-series--this time based on real heroes of the "Wild West" cowboy epoch.
Riley has no idea what to expect in his final Death Race, but the required gear list includes a hatchet, rope, map and compass, needle and thread, knapsack, skillet, charcoal and a coonskin cap
Back then I dressed like Daniel Boone, from the moccasins on my feet to the coonskin cap
on my head, so I figured that I'd better start cooking like him as well.
"Faraway" (1952) depicts six-year-old Jamie sitting in a field in a coonskin cap
with a distant look in his eyes (top, right).
"When I get him, I'm going to have a coonskin cap
made to hang over my fireplace.
A Davy Crocker coonskin cap
has for Burns the temporal pull of a Proustian cookie, and the audience most likely to appreciate the cascading detail in his narrative are grownups of his own advanced baby-boomer age willing to be pulled back with him to the analog America of their childhoods.
The 6ft-6in Parker was quickly embraced by youngsters as the man in a coonskin cap
who stood for the spirit of the American frontier.
Matheson, a costume historian, investigates why the sunbonnet, unlike the cowboy hat and the coonskin cap
, has disappeared from contemporary Western clothing, even though its use persisted in pockets of the rural South into the 20th century.