Tap 2 Trap

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Tap 2 Trap


The collection is about tools and objects used to aid the survival of people from the past.


In the video Mr. Borel talks about a double spring trap and how the cajun people used it to benifit in there survival. In North America trading was pretty common between native American and other countries such as the French, British ,and Spanish. It was a way of life especially in Louisiana and many other states. In 1807, Manuel Lisa was built named Fort Lisa on the Missouri River near Council Bluffs, a large scale trading operation was established in the new Louisiana Purchase territory that was Built by James Mackay. Trading things the Europeans wanted like beaver, raccoon, fox, mink, deer and even bear skins to keep them warm and the trading company Manuel Lisa exploited and controlled trading for many years in the Louisiana territory because of the high demand.

   Mr. Borel considers himself as a self taught historian. Both of his parents were Cajun and spoke Cajun French. He learned about the many skills his ancestors use to trade and hunt animals. Passing his knowledge of traditional craftsmanship down to many others.Today Mr. Borel have presentations Acadian history, bousillage, and trapping. Coureurs de bois and hide preparation. Including many other useful skills that aided the survival of his ancestors.

   I believe this trap belongs to the victor company because of the distinct v located on the object. The Oneida company was first established in 1852 to control pest and wildlife management. The victor traps dominated the huntsman industry by the 1860s they were making over 200,000 a year then in the 1870s, over 400,000. The demand sky rocketed the company was able to top hiring scores of employees and building of factories. After the completion of their factory they were apart of the industrial revolution in America.
 The image located under the video is another image of the double spring trap.


Janisha Allen





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Janisha Allen , “Tap 2 Trap,” History Harvest of Louisiana French-Speaking Heritage, accessed September 21, 2017, http://louisianafrench.omeka.net/items/show/169.


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