Four Moons History
Words of Wisdom
4-Moons began as a Gary centennial celebration event under the direction of
Thane Wells from Clear Lake, SD. After the celebration, Mr. Wells began the
process of making the rendezvous an annual event. He, with the assistance of
only 1 or 2 individuals, ran the rendezvous for the first two years. As word
spread about the site location, community support, and family atmosphere of
the rendezvous, attendance grew.
Other buckskinners, having enjoyed the 5-day
rendezvous, volunteered to assist Thane in making 4-Moons one of the fastest growing and
most inviting rendezvous in the area. Currently, there are approximately 20 individuals
from various black powder clubs spread from eastern South Dakota to Minnesota to Wisconsin
who assist with this event.
At this time, the rendezvous is still paid for by camping fees, auction
proceeds, massive volunteer support,
and donations of equipment, time, and prizes.
For more information, contact:
Booshway Thane "No Shadow" Wells
17727 474th Ave.
Clear Lake, SD 57226
or E-mail here
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