Author Results for T. Kurt Knoerl

A Ticklish Craft’: Viewing Britain’s empire from inside a birch-bark canoe in the eighteenth century

By T. Kurt Knoerl

At the end of the French and Indian War elements of the British Empire moved quickly into the western Great Lakes and central Canada in an effort to partake in and control the lucrative fur trade. To do this both the British army and fur traders adopted a piece of Native American technology: birch-bark canoes. […] Read More

Filed under: Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration