Trapping and Hunting in the Great Lakes

While working at Grand Portage National Monument and doing other living history events, teaching about the Great Lakes fur trade, I often talk about how European descent people, RARELY did the actual trapping and hunting for furs. In the system of the Great Lakes fur trade, the American Indians did this work and European descent people traded for these furs. Voyageurs were the truck-drivers of the fur trade not trappers. This...