Voyageurs had pensions?!

Voyageurs had pensions?!

Voyageurs had pensions?!  Who’d a thunk it? A while back I wrote a blog post about perusing a website listing info from 35,000 voyageur contracts. Near the bottom of some contracts I found this intriguing line: “s’oblige de contribuer d’ un par cent sur ses...
Hear French-Canadian the way voyageurs spoke it!

Hear French-Canadian the way voyageurs spoke it!

Bon jour! (“Good day” in French) Have you wondered what the foreign words in “Waters Like the Sky” or “Treacherous Waters” sound like as you’re reading about the adventures and mishaps of a brigade of fur traders in the 1800s? If so, now you can check out the...

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