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Louis Riel Day - The Fur Trade Project

Louis Riel Day

The Fur Trade Project

By Deborah L. Delaronde
Illustrated by Sheldon Dawson
Hardcover : 9781926886619, 32 pages, February 2021

A young boy learns about the history of the fur trade and Louis Riel Day for a school project with the help of his grandfather in this illustrated picture book.


When a young boy is assigned a project about the fur trade by his teacher, he doesn’t know who to turn to because his mom works all day. With help from his grandfather and the internet, they travel back in time and discover how the fur trade began, a new people emerged, the Métis’ role in the fur trade, Louis Riel and the Red River Resistance, and the reason behind a holiday named Louis Riel Day.