What are high wines anyway?

What are high wines anyway?

What are high wines anyway? Are they different from other wines? Why did voyageurs trade them, especially if they caused so many problems? (Kathy, adult; Mary, adult; Sullivan, 9) High wines is a fancy title for cheap, and probably high-proof, alcohol. High wines were...
Can people still see voyageurs? Where would you go?

Can people still see voyageurs? Where would you go?

Can people, like, see voyageurs still? Where would you go to learn how to do the work they did, like canoeing, or outdoor skills? Quinn, 11   Yup, there are lots of ways to see and learn how to be a voyageur. It depends on what you want to do, where you live and...
What was it like to paddle on a canoe brigade?

What was it like to paddle on a canoe brigade?

What was it like to paddle on a canoe brigade? Did voyageurs ever write about it? Did voyageurs keep journals? (Renner, 12; Carsyn, 13; Blake, 11) In 1793,  John Macdonell left Lachine to begin serving as a North West Company clerk—and he kept a journal! This post...
Were girls ever voyageurs?

Were girls ever voyageurs?

Were girls ever voyageurs? Did girls go on the fur brigades? (Ava, 9; Mackenzie, 12; Rissy, 13; Olivia, 13) To paddle in the fur brigades required immense upper body strength, so it was a rare woman who “manned” a voyageur canoe. Indian women were an integral element...
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