Furs and Fevers
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29-year-old Dominique Rousseau loses his fur trade empire in court. He must rebuild his personal life and his business with only his personal possessions and a license to trade in the wilds of northern Indiana. (Follow the book by viewing this board from the bottom up.)
A canot du maitre, the enormous canoe used for the first leg of a fur trade journey, such as between Montreal and Detroit

A canot du maitre, the 36 ft. wide freighter canoe which could carry up to 3 tons of cargo. Used for the first leg of a fur trade journey between Montreal and Detroit

Kentucky Long Rifle: the gun used by frontiersmen in the early days of Indiana. Besides its greater accuracy at hunting range, it used less lead for balls and powder

Kentucky Rifle (Deckard Rifle / Longrifle / Pennsylvania Rifle) - History, Specs and Pictures - Military Weapons

Jean Baptiste Richardville , the last Peace Chief of the Miami tribe which remained in Indiana. He was also the Principal Chief after the War of 1812

Jean Baptiste Richardville - At the time of his death in Richardville is considered to have been the richest man in the state of Indiana. He was succeeded as chief by his eldest daughter's husband, Francis La

The Port of Montreal, 1830. Dominique and his brothers grew up in the dock section until his father claimed his illegitimate family.

Creative Commons License Image Pairs Create a new pair Pairs created by visitors : 0 Painting The Port of Montreal, 1830 Robert Auchmuty Sproule century

John Tipton, Indian agent for Miami and Pottawatomi people in northern Indiana. The original agency in Fort Wayne later moved to Logansport.

John Tipton, Indian agent for Miami and Pottawatomi people in northern Indiana. The original agency in Fort Wayne later moved to Logansport.

Michilimackinac was the French name for the location of Fort Mackinac (U.S.) It was the furthest west major trading hub. It linked Montreal with trappers on the Great Lakes and Mississippi River.

Michilimackinac was the French name for the location of Fort Mackinac (U.) It was the furthest west major trading hub. It linked Montreal with trappers on the Great Lakes and Mississippi River.

George W. Ewing, rapscallion fur trader.

Colonel George W.

This is the Great Black Swamp which prevented immigration to northern Indiana from directly east.

By: Patrick Troyer, Education Specialist “The soils were as black as midnight”, the saying goes. As we certainly all know, the area we now live and work in was once part of the Great Black Swamp wh…

Barrett Trade Gun was by far the gun most often traded for furs

Barrett Trade Gun was by far the gun most often traded for furs

Don Juan, the 1825 best-seller that Dominique takes with him from Montreal

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Regency style furniture such as is seen in the Rousseau household in Montreal

Regency style furniture such as is seen in the Rousseau household in Montreal

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