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The Man from Maskinonge and the Woman from Sandy Lake

This photo, undated, was shared on Ancestry.com by Florence Howell in her Bellanger family tree. Florence is a descendant of Moses Trotochaud, a younger brother of Amelia, my great-great grandmother.

Minnesota History

Undaunted Courage 2017, Day Two…

So day two of our Undaunted Courage 2017 expedition to Salt Lake City and beyond saw us starting out from Lincoln, Nebraska. We stayed last night at the Lincoln Fairfield Inn, which offered one of the best motel breakfasts I believe I’ve had. 643 more words


The Hudson's Bay Company: a 17th century multicultural start up

This year, when Canada recently celebrated her 150th birthday, I thought about how we became a nation and all the long line of diverse people who paved the way. 1,000 more words

17th Century

Like-Minded Misfits (TREK pt. 2)

Week three at TREK has come and gone. This time round I was working in the kitchen, and although it can be exhausting, I had a fantastic week. 977 more words

Mission Trips

New Paperback Release: The Archaeology of the North American Fur Trade

“A fine piece of scholarship. . . . A solid introduction to the archaeology of the fur trade, as well as to the myriad archaeological issues associated with colonial interaction.”— 413 more words


He Will Provide (TREK pt. 1)

Summer camp… most of you are probably fairly familiar with the concept and have likely volunteered at one. Let me tell you, though, that chances are you have never experienced a camp like TREK. 1,225 more words

Mission Trips