What were voyageurs paid in the early 1800s?

What were voyageurs paid in the early 1800s?

What were voyageurs paid in the early 1800s? Were there different skills that voyageurs needed?  (Rachel, age 15) Good question. They received trousers and a shirt or two, a blanket, tobacco and food while working. And money — 400 livres (I’ll find out how much that...
What is a voyageur?

What is a voyageur?

What is a voyageur? (Avalyn, age 13)   Think of the word “voyager” — a person taking a voyage or a trip. Voyageurs were canoemen who traveled about 1,200 miles, from near Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to Grand Portage (on the Minnesota side of Lake Superior) — and back....
Coming soon…

Coming soon…

This blog  — A Voyageur’s Life — will feature snippets relating to Waters Like the Sky, a book about a boy, André, who canoes with an experienced fur brigade from French Canada to the wilds of Lake Superior country in the early 1800s. Waters Like the Sky will be...

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