How big was a voyageur's canoe?

How big was a voyageur's canoe?

How big was the canoe? How many voyageurs paddled it? (Christian, grade 4) There were different sizes of canoes. The first one that André paddled, from Montreal to Grand Portage, was the biggest. It was a Montreal canoe (also called the canot de maître or master’s...
How much was a beaver fur worth?

How much was a beaver fur worth?

How much was a beaver fur worth? What could Native Americans when they traded for their furs? What did they want most? What was worth the most? (Tyler, age 14) To answer these questions, look on the Resources page for “Value of One Beaver.” I’ve posted a list of some...
How much was a French livre worth?

How much was a French livre worth?

Did you find out how much a French livre is worth? How much money did voyageurs earn? Is that the kind of money voyageurs got paid with? (Peyton, age 11) This answer comes from Dave Dittmer, of Cousin Dave Silversmith. In addition to creating beautiful silver work, he...

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