The Red Sash is a picture book about the history of the fur trade in Canada. It tells of the relationship between the First Nations First Nations, and the Métis people of Canada, and the French Canadian voyageurs on a fur trading post in the
First Peoples, Early Survival and Settling Canada- Settlers to The Vikings, Portuguese, French and Loyalists. This site also includes a video map of various European Explorers [Canadian Geographic]. You can also find information about the Fur Trade.
Here is a fun and interesting way to learn about the Geography and History of Canada. Along with the two other modules you could cross Canada through three distinct time periods! Fur Trade posts began European settlement in the New World.
Design a Fur Trading Post Historical Thinking Activity
New France was the area colonized by France in North America during a period beginning with the exploration of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence by Jacques Cartier in 1534 and ending with the cession of New France to Great Britain and Spain in
finger-woven sash from the Canadian fur trade -- "arrow" or "fleche" pattern. Find out how it got so strongly constructed that it was used as a garter belt so the men could carry heavy loads without injury.