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From: "Gary Boivin" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Voyagers
Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 23:56:39 -0600
Voyageur = traveller... passenger... tourist
Could be by canoe or horse or whatever
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Sent: Monday, May 06, 2002 10:29 PM
Subject: [Q-R] Voyagers
> Hello Everyone
> I'm getting a little confused about the differences between voyagers
> fur traders. It seems that voyagers are canoeists. But it also seems like
> fur traders or people who go into the wilderness are also called voyagers.
> If you saw " Michel Curot, of the XY Company, traveled the Yellow River
> 1803 with Jean Connor, John Smith, etc. " would you think Jean was a fur
> trader, canoeist, or other ? Michel also sent Jean and another man to
> various posts to do things so it appears that they did more than paddle
> I'm Googling and reading lots about the fur trade. But if anyone runs
> across a mail discussion group or someone who is an expert on the fur
> please let me know.
> Sue in Florida
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