coureur de bois

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a French Canadian trapper

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It greeted the Vikings and Coureur de Bois when they visited and travelled through the countryside.
Helen Hornbeck Tanner considers the career of an eighteenth-century coureur de bois, Louis La France, who was born at Michilimackinac of a French father and an Anishinabeg mother about 1707 and traded with Montreal, Oswego, and York Factory at various times between 1723 and 1742.