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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Voyageur Traders on the Wabash

The Feast of the Hunters' Moon is a re-creation of the annual fall gathering of the French and Native Americans which took place Fort Ouiatenon, a fur-trading outpost in the mid - 1700s. The Voyageurs were French traders who spent a lot of time on the rivers. Many popular children's songs, like "Alouette", were originally sung by these traders in order to keep pace in paddling as well as to pass the time.

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Date Taken: 10.2015
Date Uploaded: 10.2015
Photo Location: West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Copyright: © Caitlin Fogle