Voyageur/Metis Era

“A Voyageur’s Tale”

French-Canadian and French-Indian Dance

See the history of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest come alive as French voyageur and fur trader “Jean-Christophe” paddles and dances his way from Quebec to the Boundary Waters through land that was once called New France. You will meet his French-Ojibwe family and discover how the customs, clothing, and dance of these two cultures blended to create a large part of our regional heritage. The audience will have the opportunity to learn French words, sing a voyageur song, and master canoe paddle tricks! Student volunteers will dance an historic dance game to live fiddle music. A popular school and festival show, this tale is reenacted by two dancers and a fiddler.

See Booking Page for details.

“We host this show every year. It has everything: costumes, participation, good information, story and dance!”

Lisa Hunninghake, teacher, Breck School, Mpls.MN

“This is the best school show I have ever seen! After seeing it, students checked out all of our books on the voyageurs.”

media specialist, Parker’s Prairie, MN

“I was absolutely amazed at the incredible quality of the program!”

M. Martin, Principal, Parker’s Prairie School, MN.

“The show was sooooo cool!
I would love to see it again!”

student, Apple Valley Greenleaf School

“Awesome funny history in movement.
It made me LOL (laugh out loud)!”

student, Apple Valley

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