System of transportation and shipping invented by the Métis.
Similar to a travois, but better designed to suit the travel conditions of the
Plains. Rudimentary cart with 2 wheels designed to be attached to one horse. The
wheels had bowed spokes and were "off-set" to give the cart’s axle a
wider track and to absorb some of the shocks delivered to the cart while
carrying heavy loads. The Red-River Cart enabled the Métis to transport great
quantities of freight without having to maintain large horse herds.