No visit to the Branson Mill Craft Village is complete until you stop by Crooked Sky Trading Post and visit with the legendary Rattlesnake Eddie! Rattlesnake got his name back when he was traveling on the rodeo circuit bull riding. While taking a break from bull riding a couple of buddies talked Eddie into going to Oklahoma for a Rattlesnake round up. And that my friend is only the beginning of the rest of the story.
Ole’ Rattlesnake now spends his time at his store Crooked Sky Trading Post inside the Branson Mill Craft Village. He is a featured artist at the Mill and you can watch him hand craft custom leather products like gun holsters, guitar straps, and belts. Rattlesnake has crafted custom guitar straps for many local and national entertainers. Kids, we recommend stopping by to visit Rattlesnake and have your picture taken with him. If you think you have what it takes to beat a champion bull rider in a stick horse race Rattlesnake is always up to the challenge. Just ask him!
Some other items at Crooked Sky Trading Post are authentic Native American products, vintage turquoise jewelry, hand crafted copper jewelry, old west style toys, pioneer period clothing and Rock Mine kids toys.
There is currently a movie Bald Knobber, a motion picture about the story on a 1880s vigilante group that terrorized Taney County Missouri currently being filmed in the Branson Area and Rattlesnake is one of the actors in the film. Crooked Sky Trading Post is an authorized retailer of movie memorabilia and merchandise, like caps, t-shirts and movie posters.
Stop by the Mill and say hello to Rattlesnake and the rest of the demonstrator! The Branson Mill Craft Village…Where Shopping is the show!