Algonquin of Pikwàkanagàn; Ontario; First Nations; beaver trade; Beaver Wars; fur trade; toboggan; portage; voyageur; tumpline; Mathew (Chief Matt) Bernard; canoes; canoe-building; cedar; (silver) birch; basswood; spruce root; tallow


Establishing shot: Men in forest approaching a tree
Named locations:  The indigenous territories of Canada (“5,000 miles of wilderness”); northern and western Canada (“the Fur-land”); Montreal; Hudson’s Bay; the Huron; the St. Lawrence waterway; Nipigon River; Ottawa; Madagascar River; Petawawa
Major themes covered: combines two short films - "How Indians Build Canoes" and "Traders and Trappers" into a single viewing experience