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CATW 7: Coureur des Bois by Caulaincourt CATW 7: Coureur des Bois by Caulaincourt
In this comic: Anishinaabe, Wyandot (Hurons), Haudenosaunee (Iroquois, Mohawks), Innu (Montagnais), Abenaki, Canada

The french Coureur des Bois (runners of the forest) were hunters, trappers and traders that travelled North America's waterways. They were often described as (and sometimes were) half native. Coureur des Bois like Étienne Brulé were instrumental in forging good relations between the French and the native tribes as well as exploring the unknown vastness of the American continent.

Here Canada explores the New World in a canoe accompanied by France's native allies, all of whom would end up at odds with the Iroquois Confederacy at one point or another. The Iroquois really were a hostile and land-hungry group. For anyone wondering what's going on with Abenaki's head, he has a pony tail and the sides of his head are shaved.

Their "shirts" sport the flags of the tribes (or at least of some of the tribe's' descendants).

The characters were copied and modified from :iconhumon:'s hilarious "Scandinavia and the World" ([link]) comics and thus belong to her.
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Lupoartistico Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol didn't Étienne Brulé get, you know, bruléedby the Hurons because when the Hurons were weak, he decided to help them by trading with the British whom were with the iroquois? Then they named the créme brulé and a school here in Toronto after him?

These are cute comics~
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Caulaincourt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
I have no idea; certainly not about the crème brulé XD. The Hurons were allied with the French and Étienne Brulé spent many years living amongst them. So they were indeed friendly, if that was what you were doubting.

There are schools named Étienne Brulé all across Ontario probably, especially French schools. There's at least one here in Ottawa.
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Lupoartistico Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
What I said was all true no matter how friendly the Hurons were, and theres no doubt that they were (they're my favourite tribe.) I just enjoyed the fact that they burned him for fraternizing with the enemy.

I visited the one here in Toronto to watch an epic French play. It was hilarious! Yeah, it's an all French school.
All the Canadian history I've has always been biased for the French.
Do you know French by any chance?
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Caulaincourt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
I'll take your word for it.

Yep. I always went to school in French, even in University (Ottawa).

I checked Wikipedia and as I thought crème brulée has no relation to Étienne. XD Still funny though.
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