Starting where I left off yesterday. A video display features an indigenous elder speaking about the ways of old. This particular elder is featured on video elsewhere in the galleries.
Across is a display case with various artifacts. The red sash stands out the most of these. It is emblematic of the attire of the voyageur, the French-Canadian fur trader who went deep into the continent, ahead of settlers, and established relationships with the indigenous peoples, often of mutual gain.
Those relationships often involved marriages and the establishments of a blended family.
Out of these blended families would come a distinctive indigenous culture of its own, the Metis.