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Fur Traders, Missionaries and Explorers - Biographies
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Traders:

A member of the Beaver nation trading fur381 - Tronquil, Beaver Trader
Summary: The fascinating story of a trader's life in the north, and his responsibility to the fort.

382 - Tronquil, Fort Hunter Part Two
Summary: Not only was he a trader, he supplied the fort at Dunvegan with meat for many years.

12 Foot Davis33 - Twelve Foot Davis
Summary: The Hudson's Bay Company's greatest competition was not another powerful corporation, but one determined man. Find out more!

Missionaries:

Dunvegan mission26 - Author and Missionary Alfred Campbell Garrioch
Summary: Not only was he a skilled translator and linguist, this missionary also wrote Alberta's first mystery novel.

68 - Reverend Forbes Homestead in Grande Prairie
Summary: Hear the fascinating tale of a family's journey to their new home in northern Alberta.

St. Jean Baptiste church, Morinville329 - Ethnic Settlement in Alberta: Francophones
Summary: The Oblate missionaries came west in the mid-1800s and created the second set of French-speaking people to settle the land.

353 - French Oblate Names: Part Two: Father Vegreville
Summary: This Ukrainian settlement was originally settled by the French. Find out about this fascinating community.

Explorers:

Rocky Mountains156 - Early Mountaineers
Summary: Mountaineering was a sport for the idle and adventurous - and the person who named a number of features in the Lake Louise area was only a teen.

380 - Akka Makkoye, Indian Mapmaker: Part Two
Summary: The person to map the territory from the Red Deer River south to Wyoming and west from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean was Akka Makkoye, or Many Swans.

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