Landry, Clay

An avid researcher of Rocky Mountain Fur Trade history, Clay Landry’s study and emphasis on the material culture items used by the men of the Rocky Mountain Fur trade has resulted in the authorship of numerous published essays and articles. A research associate with the Fur Trade Research Center, Tetonia, ID, Mr. Landry has presented papers on Rocky Mountain fur trade history and material culture at the 1997, 2000, 2006, 2010 and 2012 Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Symposia. As a regular contributor to the Fur Trade Journal, published by the Museum of the Mountain Man, Mr. Landry has had essays published in five volumes of the Journal.  A recognized authority on early nineteenth century fur trade material culture, he also conducts demonstrations and seminars on Mountaineer clothing, food, horse gear and trade goods.

A member of the American Mountain Men, an accomplished horseman and wilderness packer, Mr. Landry has been organizing and leading horse trips, using only gear and tack appropriate to the Fur trade era, through the Rocky Mountains various rendezvous event since 1987. A boot and saddle maker, Clay and his wife Jamie, own and operate Historical Leather Works, which specializes in crafting historically correct fur trade era boots, saddles and horse gear.