The Red River Trails: Oxcart Routes Between St. Paul and the Selkirk Settlement, 1820-1870
Minnesota Historical Society, 1979 - History - 105 pages
The many difficulties and occasional rewards of early travel and transportation in Minnesota are highlighted in this book, along with the state's relations with what became western Canada and insights into the development of business in Minnesota. The meeting of Indian and European cultures is vividly manifested by the mixed-blood Metis who became the mainstay of the Red River trade.
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For such a slim volume, this took me forever to finish! Part of the reason, however, was that I was making copious notes, so really the length of time I spent with it is testament to its usefulness as ... Read full review