Today I took a lesson on how to fire a match lock musket. It was used buy English colonists to fight off there enemies. There are three major parts to the musket, the match, lock, and the ammunition. To fire the musket you, put the burning match in the lock, after you put the ammunition in the musket, then you pull the trigger to fire
I took this image at the Indian exhibit, on the wall there were lots of skin such as bear skin, beaver skin and skunk tails. In the background you can see wigwams that were hand made by some of the women in the tribe. These homes were used as protection from the weather and from other tribal attacks.