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Coureurs des Bois

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Seth Leis

on 4 January 2013

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli By: Seth Leis Coureurs des Bois-Wood Runners What was the type of people who lived as coureurs des bois? The type of man was from all social ranks (e.g., farmers, sons, fathers, uncles, nephews, etc.). What was the role for the coureurs des bois? The role was to bring fur to the French trading posts from the Interior regions. Rescoures Wikipedia
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Pearson Education (copyright 2008) OTHER INFORMATION!!!!!! Coureurs des Bois often traded illegally, making the king furious. The king then made a statement, thus ending the glory days of the coureurs des bois. THERE'S a disadvantage. What life like for the coureurs des bois? Life was adventure, freedom, danger, and travel What were the benefits of being a coureurs des bois? The benefits were good pay, paid travel, importance, and a non-fire guarantee (non-fire means they won't possibly be fired). What challenges did the coureurs des bois had to encounter? The challenges were traveling to 70-100 km a day trading beaver pelts with natives, getting eaten alive by insects (e.g., black flies, mosquitoes, etc.), and the slept under canoes.
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