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Zooming in for a closer look.

Where did the voyageurs come from? What did they wear? What was the role of women in the fur trade? What about family life? Here you'll learn about these topics and more.

  • Origins sketches a portrait of the typical voyageur: where he came from and what trading companies looked for in their employees.
  • Clothing deals with what the voyageurs in what season, and the different influences on their styles of dress.
  • Women and the fur trade presents the players whose role in the fur trade was crucial yet often overlooked.
  • Family introduces the voyageur's unique domestic situation, including the tradition of mixed marriage "in the custom of the country."

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