Dalton's Red River Cart
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The Great Red River Cart
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.
- 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
- Break easily
- No roads, just trails to travel on
- They're slow moving
- Makes a bad screech while moving
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
On the road again. Just cant wait to get on the road again.
Work, work all week long, choppin at dusk days are gone. Countin the days till friday night, thats when all the conditions are right.
Long days work in the office. Can't wait to see my wife.