The BC August long weekend saw a number of our members at the annual Fort Langley Fur Brigade
While diplomatic and HBC adjustments took place Nobili proselytized First Nations and Metis, from 1844 to 1848, first at Fort Vancouver and then along the 1500 mile HBC fur brigade
route from Fort Vancouver through the Okanagan and central interior, as far north as Fort St.
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.
In 1822, he was consecrated Bishop and left that spring with the fur brigade
As well, they had a Black Powder encampment at Fort Langley for the Fur Brigade
Days on the B.
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.
in 1962, for instance, is to see it in much the same way David Thompson and his men did when they spent the winter of 1810 building watercraft to take them down the Columbia; it's to imagine the joy and relief of the men from Fort Vancouver and Jasper House, and perhaps to hear their voices raised in song when their fur brigades
It was one of the main supports of the first line of transportation, the fur brigades
, since replaced by the transcontinental line of the Canadian national railways, which follows the same route up the valley.
The highlight of the holiday Monday is The Arrival of the Fur Brigades
, when re-enactors paddle down the Fraser River and arrive at Marina Park to the boom of ancient muskets.
For example, the first chapter begins when James is ten years old, with a physical description of the fur brigades
arriving at Fort Edmonton in 1838.