Pierre is going Grand Portage and he is being a voyageur for his dad because his dad was cutting wood and he cut his thumb so he cant be a voyageur. Pierre is leaving his family,friends,school, and home. He did this to support his family
Pierre was scared about that he would die being a voyageur after they visited St.Annes. He gets Pierre gets along with some of his briagde but some people like Beloit play tricks on him and are not nice to Pierre. Pierre's hands are really blistered from paddling but La Londe gave him some deer skin that helps the blisters when paddling. His musses are really sore from all the paddling and from carring the 200 pound pack.
They were running the rapids and La Londes conoe got stuck on a rock so he got off the canoe and tried to move it so McKays canoe wouldn't hit it and after he got it unstuck the big tides made him fall of the rock and they could not find him. That night they all took time to remember him.