Metis clothing was greatly inspired by the clothing of the French-Canadian fur traders. They either used tanned animal skins, such as deerskins or moose hide, or they used cloth they had acquired through trade with the Europeans.
Canadien militia men, numbering some swelled the French ranks at the siege of Quebec. While the quality varied, the best were the coureurs de bois who made their living by trading with the Indians in the interior. They were expert bush fighters.
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