Will the beer need to be historically accurate as well?
I suspect you are wrong about the facial hair. It may have been uncommon among polite company but by the time of the French and Indian Wars white men had already started trapping in the Shining Mountains. By then some had reached the Pacific. Don't fall for the myth that Lewis and Clark were the first to go. Men started walking and riding west when we first got here.
Most died of course. Then again, everyone else died, too. Now those frontiersmen didn't have nice neat goatees, one would be lucky to see a nose sticking out and I'm sure the surviors shaved as soon as they returned.
There are too many legends of white men among the tribes to believe otherwise. Frontiersmen became Mountain Men and Voyageurs and by the mid 1800s had trapped out the Shining Mountains which became the Rocky Mountains. Trapped out by men with beards.
No drums, though. When sneaking around among tribes that tortured people to see if they died brave, few men would carry a drum.
By the wauy, did Tammi ever give you that bullet lube I sent up for you?
Actually there is a ton of documentation to support they didn't have facial hair. From journals to excavated razors to inventory lists. They have reports of men being found dead and they would check their belongings and find razors and shaving soap. They wouldn't shave every day, but they would shave. According to documentation even the frontiersmen would shave on on Sundays and before entering any type of civilized area or rendezvous. Having facial hair in the mid 1700's would be the equivalent to not wearing pants today. By the late 1700's and early 1800's facial hair became more socially acceptable. By the time of the Civil War it was the norm.
You wear pants?
I'm just glad I don't live closer to you because I bet you'd totally suck me into this hobby of yours. I know I'd love it, but I know I don't have cash (any) or time to do it! :) I just live vicariously through you. Hope you don't mind.