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" Bois," or rangers of the woods, were either French or half-breeds, a hardy race, accustomed to labor and deprivation, and conversant with the character and habits of the Indians, from whom they procured their cargoes of furs. They were equally skilled... "
history of cass county - Page 12
by howard s. rogers - 1875
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Historical Collections of the Great West: Containing Narratives ..., Volumes 1-2

Henry Howe - Mississippi River Valley - 1855 - 448 pages
...of the woods, were either French or half-breeds, a hardy race, accustomed to labor and deprivation, and conversant with the character and habits of the...equally skilled in propelling a canoe, fishing, hunting, trapping, or sending a ball from their rifles " to flie right eye " of the buffalo. If of mixed blood,...
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Historical collections of the Great West: containing narratives of the most ...

Henry Howe - California - 1857 - 138 pages
...of the woods, were either French or half-breeds, a hardy race, accustomed to labor and deprivation, and conversant •with the character and habits of...furs. They were equally skilled in propelling a canoe, lishing, hunting, trapping, or sending a ball from their rines "to fhe right eye" of the buffalo. If...
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The Great West: Containing Narratives of the Most Important and Interesting ...

Henry Howe - Mississippi River Valley - 1858 - 576 pages
...half-breeds, a hardy race, accustomed to labor and deprivation, and conversant with the characters and habits of the Indians, from whom they procured...equally skilled in propelling a canoe, fishing, hunting, trapping, or sending a ball from their rifles "to the right eye" of the buftiilo. If of mixed blood...
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History of Cass County, from 1825 to 1875

Howard S. Rogers - Cass County (Mich.) - 1875 - 406 pages
...number of half breed children, who were the offspring of their licentiousness. The Couriers des JBois, or rangers of the woods, were either French or half...both. Employed by the aristocratic French companies as voyageurs or guides, their forms were developed to the fullest vigor by propelling the canoe through...
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Braddock: A Story of the French and Indian Wars

John Roy Musick - Braddock's Campaign, 1755 - 1893 - 470 pages
...were either French or half-breeds, a hardy race, accustomed to labor and deprivation and thoroughly conversant with the character and habits of the Indians,...equally skilled in propelling a canoe, fishing, hunting, trapping, or sending a ball from their rifle " to the right eye of the buffalo." If of mixed blood,...
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Columbian Historical Novels, Volume 8

John Roy Musick - 1895
...were either French or half-breeds, a hardy race, accustomed to labor and deprivation and thoroughly conversant with the character and habits of the Indians,...equally skilled in propelling a canoe, fishing, hunting, trapping, or sending a ball from their rifle " to the right eye of the buffalo. " If of mixed blood,...
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The Real America in Romance: With Reading Courses, Being a ..., Volume 8

John Roy Musick, Edwin Markham, Scott Robinson - United States - 1907
...were either French or half-breeds, a hardy race, accustomed to labor and deprivation and thoroughly conversant with the character and habits of the Indians,...equally skilled in propelling a canoe, fishing, hunting, trapping, or sending a ball from their rifle " to the right eye of the buffalo." If of mixed blood,...
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Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly

Ohio - 1913
...of the woods, were either French or half-breeds, a hardy race, accustomed to labor and privations, conversant with the character and habits of the Indians...equally skilled in propelling a canoe, fishing, hunting, or trapping. If of mixed blood, they usually spoke the language of both parents, French and Indian,...
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