MSS-059-Settling the American West: the Role of the Canadiens and Métis-part 1

Maple Stars and Stripes fleur-de-lis logoFrench-Canadian voyageurs and soldiers spent parts of their careers in the Pays d’en Haut. Some stayed, and some went west. This is their story.

Rob Foxcurran, co-author of Songs Upon the Rivers: the Buried History of the French-Speaking Canadiens and Métis from the Great Lakes and the Mississippi across to the Pacific, takes us on a journey and explains why the Canadiens’ and Métis’ stories are missing from the annals of history.

Links to resources mentioned in the podcast are in the show notes at