Red River Cart
(1801 – 1870s) A replica of a Red River Cart sits in the Deloraine Park. The Red River Cart was specifically designed to suit the fur trade. Its squeaky wheels carved deep trails into the prairie landscape of the 1800s.
(1820s – 1870s) The Metis Bison Hunts were more than an economic necessity; they were a lifestyle.
The Red River Cart was built to meet the specific demands of the fur trade. The Metis also used it during bison hunts.
The Fur Trade on the Souris River flourished because of the proximity of grassland favoured by grazing bison. Pemmican made from these magestic beasts supported the rest of the fur trade.