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1. Voyageurs in a canoe Voyageurs in a canoe French Colonial Period; Transportation; Fur trade; Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909; Voyageurs; Drawing by Frederic Remington. Sometimes the voyageurs transported passengers, as well as cargo.

2. Voyageurs around a campfire Voyageurs around a campfire Transportation; French Colonial Period; Fur trade; Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909; Voyageurs; Drawing by Frederic Remington. Firelight reflects on the weary faces of the voyageurs as they enjoy smoking their pipes at the end of the day.

3. Voyageurs portaging canoe Voyageurs portaging canoe Transportation; French Colonial Period; Fur trade; Voyageurs; Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909; Drawing by Frederic Remington. Large packs of supplies and goods were carried overland, sometimes for miles, on the backs of the voyageurs, when necessary.

4. Voyageur holding paddle Voyageur holding paddle Transportation; French Colonial Period; Fur trade; Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909; Voyageurs; Drawing by Frederic Remington of a voyageur holding his paddle, which is almost as tall as he is. His other hand is hooked onto his braided sash, which typically held pipes, pouches of tobacco, and other...

5. Voyageur Voyageur Transportation; French Colonial Period; Fur trade; Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909; Voyageurs; A drawing by Frederic Remington of a voyageur. A vest, leather footgear, and a jaunty cap with a tassel complete his outfit.

6. Landscape with Birch Trees Landscape with Birch Trees Transportation; French Colonial Period; Fur trade; Voyageurs; Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909 Drawing by Frederic Remington. Paper birch trees grow well in the cool climate of the upper Great Lakes. The bark, which peels off in large sheets, can be used to make canoes.

7. Three Liberty Dimes Three Liberty Dimes Pileus; Phrygian Cap; Liberty Cap; Coins; French Revolution; American Revolution; U.S. Mint; King Midas; Seated Liberty The 1864 dime has a wreath and says "United States of America." The other two coins just have the wreath. All three say "One Dime." The earliest dimes were called "dismes."

8. ; Send her along; Envoyons de l'avant ; Send her along; Envoyons de l'avant Voyageurs; Music; Audio; French Colonial Period; Fur trade Sung in French by the male Choir of the Universite de Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press). Used with permission.

9. ; It's the Oars; C'est l'aviron ; It's the Oars; C'est l'aviron Voyageurs; Music; Audio; French Colonial Period; Fur trade Sung in French by the male Choir of the Universite de Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press). Used with permission.

10. ; Lark; Alouette ; Lark; Alouette Voyageurs; Music; Audio; French Colonial Period; Fur trade Sung in French by the male Choir of the Universite de Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press). Used with permission.

11. ; My Blackbird; Mon Merle ; My Blackbird; Mon Merle Voyageurs; Music; Audio; French Colonial Period; Fur trade Sung in French by the male Choir of the Universite de Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press). Used with permission.

12. ; A-rolling my ball; En roulant ma boule ; A-rolling my ball; En roulant ma boule Voyageurs; Music; Audio; French Colonial Period; Fur trade Sung in French by the male Choir of the Universite de Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press). Used with permission.

13. ; On the Way to Paris; Passant par Paris ; On the Way to Paris; Passant par Paris Voyageurs; Music; Audio; French Colonial Period; Fur trade Sung in French by the male Choir of the Universite de Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press). Used with permission.

14. Map of Marquette and Jolliet Route Map of Marquette and Jolliet Route Discovery & exploration; French Colonial District; French Colonial Period; Missionaries; Marquette, Pere Jacques, 1636-1675; Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700 Pierre Marquette and Louis Jolliet successfully located the Mississippi River and traveled down it in two birch bark canoes, accompanied by five voyageurs. On the return trip they chose the Illinois River...
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