The Voyageur

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Grace Lee Nute - The Voyageur is the authoritative account of unique and colourful group of men whose exploits, songs, and customs comprise and enduring legacy. French Canadians who guided and paddled the canoes of explorers and fur traders, the Voyageurs were experts at traversing the treacherous rapids and dangerous open waters of the canoe routes from Quebec and Montreal to the regions bordering the Great Lakes and on the Mackenzie and Columbia Rivers. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, explorers and fur traders relied on the Voyageurs to open up the vast reaches of North America to settlement and trade. (14 x 22cm)