Our next event was the annual Fur Brigade
Days in Fort Langley, BC.
The Bodmer and Catlin pictures have often been reproduced in other books but the Miller watercolors, done in 1837 while traveling with a fur brigade
to the annual rendezvous have generally not appeared in other books and, to me, are the principal reason for owning this deeply flawed book.
"the ladies" of the late-'80s fur brigade
! Over the
In 1822, he was consecrated Bishop and left that spring with the fur brigade
The BC August long weekend saw a number of our members at the annual Fort Langley Fur Brigade
The next report will feature the wonderful UELAC Conference in PEI, BC Loyalist Day, Fur Brigade
Days, the Fall Fleet Celebration and our Christmas gathering.
As well, they had a Black Powder encampment at Fort Langley for the Fur Brigade
Days on the B.C.
The highlight of this Bi-Annual report was our participation, during the BC long-weekend in August, at Fort Langley's "Fur Brigade
Days," held within Fort Langley National Park.
Chilliwack Branch members, Jan Ouellet and Judy Scholz UE joined ranks with the Vancouver Branch at the Fort Langley Fur Brigade
Days on the August long weekend.
Most of the outgoing fur brigades
launched from the docks at Lachine, right across the river from Kahnawake, so Mohawk men could easily seek employment for a season or longer if inclined.
From the beginning of the Hudson's Bay Company's history on the Columbia River, the HBC fur brigades
travelled up and down the river in wood bateaux, not canoes.