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The Resource Making the voyageur world : travelers and traders in the North American fur trade, Carolyn Podruchny

Making the voyageur world : travelers and traders in the North American fur trade, Carolyn Podruchny

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Making the voyageur world : travelers and traders in the North American fur trade
Title
Making the voyageur world
Title remainder
travelers and traders in the North American fur trade
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Podruchny
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"French Canadian workers who paddled canoes, transported goods, and staffed the interior posts of the northern North American fur trade became popularly known as voyageurs. Scholars and public historians alike have cast them in the romantic role of rugged and merry heroes who paved the way for European civilization in the wild Northwest. Carolyn Podruchny looks beyond the stereotypes and reveals the contours of voyageurs' lives, world views, and values." "Making the Voyageur World shows that the voyageurs created distinct identities shaped by their French-Canadian peasant roots, the Aboriginal peoples they met in the Northwest, and the nature of their employment as indentured servants in diverse environments. Voyageurs' identities were also shaped by their constant travels and by their own masculine ideals that emphasized strength, endurance, and daring. Although voyageurs left few conventional traces of their won voices in the documentary record, an astonishing amount of information can be found in descriptions of them by their masters, explores, and other travelers. By examining their lives in conjunction with the metaphor of the voyage, Podruchny not only reveals the everyday lives of her subjects - what they ate, their cosmology and rituals of celebration, their families, and, above all, their work - but also underscores their impact on the social and cultural landscape of North America."--Jacket
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DLC
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Podruchny, Carolyn
Dewey number
970/.004114
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E49.2.F85
LC item number
P63 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
France overseas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • French-Canadians
  • Fur trade
  • Fur trade
  • Fur traders
  • Fur traders
  • Métis
  • Indians of North America
  • North America
  • Saint Lawrence River Valley
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Canadiens français
  • Fourrures
  • Fourrures
  • Coureurs de bois
  • Coureurs de bois
  • Métis
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • Vie des pionniers
  • Amérique du Nord
  • Saint-Laurent, Vallée du
  • French-Canadians
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Fur trade
  • Fur traders
  • Indians of North America
  • Métis
  • Travel
  • North America
  • North America
  • North America
  • Geschichte
  • Pelzhandel
  • Frankokanadier
  • Indianer
  • Nordamerika
  • Pelzhandel
  • Frankokanadier
  • Nordamerika
  • Indianer
Label
Making the voyageur world : travelers and traders in the North American fur trade, Carolyn Podruchny
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-397) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Leaving home : family and livelihood in French Canada and beyond
  • 3.
  • Rites of passage and ritual moments : voyageur cosmology
  • 4.
  • It is the paddle that brings us : voyageurs working in canoes
  • 5.
  • The theater of hegemony : masters, clerks, and servants
  • 6.
  • Rendezvous : parties, tricks, and friendships
  • 7.
  • List of illustrations
  • En dérouine : life at interior fur trade posts
  • 8.
  • Tender ties, fluid monogamy, and trading sex : voyageurs and aboriginal women
  • 9.
  • Disengagement : going home and going free
  • 10.
  • Conclusion : carrying the world
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Note on sources
  • Abbreviations
  • 1.
  • Introduction : Sons of the farm, the trade, and the wilderness
  • 2.
Control code
ocm69020884
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 414 pages
Isbn
9780802094285
Lccn
2006013379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o69020884
  • (OCoLC)69020884
Label
Making the voyageur world : travelers and traders in the North American fur trade, Carolyn Podruchny
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-397) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Leaving home : family and livelihood in French Canada and beyond
  • 3.
  • Rites of passage and ritual moments : voyageur cosmology
  • 4.
  • It is the paddle that brings us : voyageurs working in canoes
  • 5.
  • The theater of hegemony : masters, clerks, and servants
  • 6.
  • Rendezvous : parties, tricks, and friendships
  • 7.
  • List of illustrations
  • En dérouine : life at interior fur trade posts
  • 8.
  • Tender ties, fluid monogamy, and trading sex : voyageurs and aboriginal women
  • 9.
  • Disengagement : going home and going free
  • 10.
  • Conclusion : carrying the world
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Note on sources
  • Abbreviations
  • 1.
  • Introduction : Sons of the farm, the trade, and the wilderness
  • 2.
Control code
ocm69020884
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 414 pages
Isbn
9780802094285
Lccn
2006013379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o69020884
  • (OCoLC)69020884

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