Coureur Des Bois

Coureur Des Bois

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The coureurs des bois were French woodsmen, who travelled to the interior of Canada to engage the natives in the fur trade without permission from the French authorities. A Coureurs de Bois was an adventurer, expert canoeist, and skilled businessmen. The coureurs de bois, mostly of French descent, operated during the late 17th century and early 18th century in eastern North America, particularly in New France. Later, a limited number of permits were issued to coureurs des bois who became known as voyageurs.One of the reasons the Native peoples were essential to the fur trade was because they brought furs from the interior regions to the French trading posts of Quebec, Trois Rivi res, and Montrealshow more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 231g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134913014
  • 9786134913010