What REALLY happens at a rendezvous?

What REALLY happens at a rendezvous?

What was it like at a rendezvous? Could we still see what happened? Would it be safe for kids? (Taya and Brinn, age 13) In the 1800s, voyageurs celebrated for most of July at the rendezvous. After six weeks (or more) of paddling full-tilt from either Lachine with...
Why do voyageurs and the fur trade draw you?

Why do voyageurs and the fur trade draw you?

It’s in my blood—I’m descended from voyageurs. Mom found listings of a dozen engagés, or canoemen, through genealogy research into her French-Canadian roots. My grandfather, a younger son of a younger son of a voyageur, told of his connection: His great...
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...
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