PAX exchange students from Serbia, Ukraine, Russia, and Holland sitting in a tent during a historical re-enactment in Indiana
Historical re-enactment all-stars Khrystyna (Ukraine), Robin (Holland), Vladimir (Serbia) and Anastasia (Russia)

Little-Known Slice of History

The Feast of the Hunters' Moon is an historical reenactment of the annual fall gathering of the French and Native Americans, which took place throughout the mid-1700s at Fort Ouiatenon, a fur-trading outpost. The fort is located on the Wabash River, four miles southwest of West Lafayette, Indiana. Thousands of participants create a feast for the senses. There is the familiar smell of burning wood, the report of the firing rifles, the savory taste of historically accurate cuisine, and of course, the period costumes. Our students helped children (and adults) make necklaces and bracelets.

—Lisa Ringer (IN), host mom of Robin (Netherlands) and Vladimir (Serbia)