FOR SALE! Ox Cart!

Red River Ox Cart, excellent condition!

Selling for $100

I have an almost brand new authentic Red River ox cart that I am selling for $100 that is in excellent condition! It has no cracks in the wood or the wheels, and even floats in water! I have had it for about a year and have only used it maybe two or three times going to the market and trading posts, also a quick trip to Dickinson. I also have extra axles and wheels that came with it when I bought it. Overall it is in excellent condition and rides as smooth as a baby's bottom.

Asking $100

More Information

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 Metis people were a nation that compromised of descendants of people born of relations between Indian women and European men.


Advantages:

~Buoyant

~Can carry up to 1,000 pounds

~Different sizes

~Made of wood

~Go long distances


Disadvantages:

~Wood can rot

~Heavy

~Can easily brake

~Cannot be greased

~Annoying sound from the wheels


Inventor:

~There is no single inventor of the cart, but many believe it was invented by the Metis because they used it so much.


Impact on North Dakota:

~The cart was used by Indians and settlers to bring their cargo with them.


Importance to North Dakota:

~The Red River cart is important to North Dakota because it brought many people to North Dakota and helped them take along most of their belongings.

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