17+ voyageur events to ‘visit’ this summer

17+ voyageur events to ‘visit’ this summer

Don’t you just want to get outside these days? Plan something unique, historical, interactive and FUN fun this summer? Festivals feature voyageurs and Ojibwe at rendezvous or historical events with foods, crafts, re-enactors, classes, cultural displays. Visit a...
A short history of the fur trade era

A short history of the fur trade era

I get confused as to the timeline of events in New France–when were the first explorers out there, the major wars, the big fur companies. (Maybe I was sick that day in school. Maybe you were too?) So I decided I needed a short “cheat sheet” to refer...
The fur trade in 17 ‘P’ words

The fur trade in 17 ‘P’ words

Get your stopwatch — how many ‘P” words that describe the fur trade can you name quickly? Kudos if you get more than 5 and a gold star if you think of 10. Well, actually there’s more than 17. Then compare your tally to this unofficial list....
21 voyageur books to hook younger readers

21 voyageur books to hook younger readers

Wondering what books to offer your youngsters to read over the cold winter? Here are a batch I’ve appreciated for their thorough information and enjoyed for their story.Just in time for someone’s Christmas stocking. In alpha order by book title — so...
Voyageur trading cards!

Voyageur trading cards!

I’m having way too much fun finding about voyageur contracts. Look what history you can piece together from these contracts.* These are possible ancestors, all from Sorel. To illustrate the available info, I’ve created voyageur trading cards with some of...

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