The Voyageur

The Voyageur

by Grace Lee Nute
     
 

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The Voyageur is the authoritative account of a unique and colorful group of men whose exploits, songs, and customs comprise an enduring legacy. French Canadians who guided and paddled the canoes of explorers and fur traders, the voyageurs were experts at traversing the treacherous rapids and dangerous open waters of the canoe routes from Quebec and Montreal to the…  See more details below

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The Voyageur is the authoritative account of a unique and colorful group of men whose exploits, songs, and customs comprise an enduring legacy. French Canadians who guided and paddled the canoes of explorers and fur traders, the voyageurs were experts at traversing the treacherous rapids and dangerous open waters of the canoe routes from Quebec and Montreal to the regions bordering the Great Lakes and on to the Mackenzie and Columbia Rivers. During the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, explorers and fur traders relied on the voyageurs to open up the vast reaches of North America to settlement and trade.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873517065
Publisher:
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date:
03/01/1987
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
301
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Grace Lee Nute, a noted scholar of the fur trade, was a curator at the Minnesota Historical Society, a professor of history at Hamline University, and author of The Voyageur's Highway.

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