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Exploration Friday: Russian in the New World, pt. 4/4

When we left off last week with Caughey’s History of the Pacific Coast, Vitus Bering and his men had heroically crossed Siberia twice, spent about 10 hours in Alaska, gotten stranded over winter in the Aleutian Islands, a bunch of them (including Bering himself) died of scurvy, and finally a few of them struggled back to Moscow. 1,410 more words

Anthropology Friday

Frontier - Season 1, Episode 3: "Mushkegowuk Esquewu"

Discovery Canada’s Frontier
Season 1, Episode 3: “Mushkegowuk Esquewu”
Directed by John Vatcher
Written by Peter Blackie, Rob Blackie, & Joseph Kay

* For a review of the previous episode, “Little Brother War” – … 1,477 more words

Hudson's Bay Company

Sled Running

A contemporary replica of a late 17th century trapper’s sled. These dog sleds were a common means of winter transportation for furs, dry goods, and people making a round trip to a fur trading post. 25 more words


TISATT: the fur trade

Welcome to This is Still a Thing Thurday – where I’ll remind people about stuff that’s still a thing (on Thursday!)

A Vice article not too long ago caught my attention. 283 more words


Under Attack

When Champlain joined the Algonquin raid against the Iroquois and won by use of muskets which the Iroquois did not have, he couldn’t have known the terrible consequences. 764 more words

New France