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Voyageurs in a canoe
Voyageurs in a canoe
Resource Typeimage
TitleVoyageurs in a canoe
Coverage / Year1890
DescriptionDrawing by Frederic Remington. Sometimes the voyageurs transported passengers, as well as cargo.
InterpretationFrom the American Bottom (the area on the east side of the Mississippi River from the mouth of the Missouri River about seventy miles south), voyageurs carried flour, wheat, and maize (Indian corn), to New Orleans and points along the way. The American Bottom was known as the bread basket. It supplied much of the grain and flour for New Orleans. From New Orleans up the river, the voyageurs transported sugar, beverages, lead shot, and Indian trade goods.
Lesson Plans / ThemesFrench in Illinois; Settling in the Midwest
Learning Standards16 History; 17 Geography; 18 Social systems;
Author or CreatorIllinois Heritage Association
SourceHarper's Weekly, February 1, 1890
Subject / KeywordsFrench Colonial Period; Transportation; Fur trade; Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909; Voyageurs;
Collection PublisherIllinois Heritage Association
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Resource IdentifierIHA00009
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