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Transportation and Communication - Red River Carts
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A Métis camp on the prairie. Many of the Métis hauled freight across the prairies and they made effective use of the red river cart.


"The red river cart was the main means of hauling freight across the prairie before the railways arrived in the 1880s. Virtually indestructible, the long line of cart trains followed trade routes between settlements and fur trading posts. The expeditions that studied and surveyed the prairie also used them as an all purpose vehicle."

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R-A3955
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photograph
Keywords:
Red River Cart; Metis


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Image Preview R-A6596 Photograph 01 - A red river cart.
Image Preview RA22977 Photograph 02 - The Boundary Commission Survey used red river carts to haul their supplies.
Image Preview R-B1448 Photograph 03 - A camp of surveyors for the Canadian Pacific Railway near the Saskatchewan River.
Image Preview R-B3954-2 Photograph 04 - The Geological Survey expedition taking a break on the prairie.
Image Preview R-A3879 Photograph 05 - An Aboriginal woman with a red river cart.
Image Preview R-A3955 Photograph 06 - A Métis camp on the prairie. Many of the Métis hauled freight across the prairies and they made effective use of the r
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