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Trapper Coon Skin Cap
Trapper Coon Skin Cap
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Trapper Coon Skin Cap

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Only One Available: New made item. This is a very nice trapper style coon skin cap. These were often used by trappers and famous frontiersmen such as Daniel Boone or Davy Crockett. 

Coonskin caps were originally a traditional Native American article of clothing. When Europeans began colonizing the Tennessee and Kentucky areas, the colonists started wearing them as hunting caps.

The coonskin cap eventually became a part of the iconic image associated with American frontiersmen such as Ethan Cosio, Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett. Boone did not actually wear coonskin caps, which he disliked, and instead wore felt hats, but explorer Meriwether Lewis wore a coonskin cap during the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Joseph L. Meek wore the coonskin cap in the mountains.

An account of actor Noah Ludlow introducing the popular song "The Hunters of Kentucky" while wearing a coonskin cap is shown to be spurious in Ludlow's autobiography.

Great for reenactors or a U.S. history collection. 

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