Red River Land: History of Travel: Wheels and Boats

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The first method of transportation in the Red River Valley that used wheels was the “Red River cart.”  These were built by the Métis people, who were both Chippewa and French. Covered wagons and stagecoaches followed.  River travel included steamboats and barges.



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Source

Red River Land, Prairie Public & NCCST, Erling Rolfsrud

Grade Level

2 - 12

Subject Matter

Social Studies, Science

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