'Cause you never know when you'll need your hunting helmet.
The MacGregors were lawless warriors and eventually, King James VI banished them and the MacGregor name from Scotland. Forced out, some descendants, like Big Jock MacCluskey, changed their last names and left the country in order to survive.
In the late 1800’s, Big Jock MacCluskey migrates to Canada. He is a huge man in size and stature. Like his ancestors, he is a feared warrior. A sometimes lawman and bounty hunter, he donned the family Tartan and survived by hunting buffalo. He follows the herd and hunts from Canada to Montana and into the Dakota territories. The buffalo check arrives with him in America. Eventually, MacCluskey gives up hunting to trade with the Indians. His Scottish blankets are traded for buffalo skins and become known as “buffalo plaid.” Source: Jennifer Ryan Jones