Dalton's Red River Cart

The guy that everyone loves(;

The Great Red River Cart

HISTORY

The Red River Cart was a two-wheeled cart made entirely of wood. The cart was used by settlers, fur traders and the Metis people. The first ever cart was built at the Red River settlement in Manitoba.

ADVANTAGES

  • It was used to haul supplies
  • The cart was easy to fix
  • It could be taken apart and put together easily
  • Can carry over a 1000 pounds
DISADVANTAGES
  • Break easily
  • No roads, just trails to travel on
  • They're slow moving
  • Makes a bad screech while moving
INVENTORS

The Metis people were the first to design/build the cart. Used for fur trade and hauling supplies to where it needed to be. The first appearance was at Fort Pembina, just south of what is now the United States border.

HOW DID IT IMPACT NORTH DAKOTA

They were used throughout the 19th century in the fur trade and in westward expansion in Canada and in the United States, in the area of the Red River and on the plains of the Red River Colony.

IMPORTANCE TO SETTLING THE WEST

It carries your supplies so that you don't have to carry each one separately, and gives you a ride instead of hiking the whole way to wherever you are moving to.

Our website gives you the chance to buy your own Red River Cart. Take the opportunity while it's here

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