The Red River Cart
The Red river cart was a European cart. Actually it came to Canada and the Metis were the ones that first started rebuilding the cart, because the cart that was used for hauling across the rugged land and it could take a pretty good beating and it was something that was terribly easy to make backing the old days.
Its just a matter of knocking down a tree and putting the different pieces together and a lot of times when the carts were made they were never used nails or anything like that, what they used to do was grove the different spokes into the wheels and that kind of stuff. So nothing, no nails were used or anything like that on a cart back then.
The following stories are by Lyle Donald.
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