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This is a journal of my personal experiences in the research of 17th & 18th methods for wilderness living and travel. My main interests are canadiens (especially those involved in the fur trade) and First Nations people of the North during this period.

It's also the home page for the Company of Voyageurs and Hivernants, a small Living History unit that gives demos at various historical sites.

“I would hold back all the voyageurs and employees of the Far West, gaining two thousand excellent men.” Bougainville, September 1758

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Book Review: "The French Trade Gun in North America: 1662-1759 by Kevin Gladysz

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Folks on the French side of the hobby have been waiting for this one for quite a while. I just received my copy yesterday and I must say I'm impressed.

Ever read something so full of information that it's difficult to absorb any of it? Or see so many illustrations that you find yourself skipping ahead to look at them and read the captions? That's what I've been dealing with...

There are excellent illustrations, pictures of guns from various collections and quotes from tons of primary sources. This is a MUST READ for anyone portraying a milicien or sauvage in New France, Acadia or Louisiana during the period.


But be prepared. You'll want a new fusil from St. Etienne soon after opening this book...

You've been warned.

1 comment:

  1. Great find ! I look forward to reading this book :)

    Cathy
    Easy French

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