Runners of the woods
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You need a licence now to go trade with First Nations!!
The coureur des bois were also known as the runners of the woods. They ran through the woods to trade with First Nations people. They often did not have a licence so they were concidered outlaws.
Runners of the woods also traveled by canoe, but if they were alone the journey was especially hard to do, such as carrying the canoe on land when needed.
Later Jean-baptiste Colbert had to issue a new law that you HAD to have a licence to trade but that did not work out because it illegal trading only escalated in Monteal as did the amount of beaver fur.
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