• Frederic Remington’s drawing of a voyageur struggling with his load illustrates the use of a tumpline across the top of his forehead to help distribute the weight more evenly. ‘Tumpline’ is based on the Algonquian word for line.

Voyageur with Trumpline

From Canoes: A Natural History in North America by Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims

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  • Regional Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Literature
  • Native American Studies
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  • ca. 1890s
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