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Red River Cart Kit

Red River Cart Kit


Build your own miniature Red River Cart just like the ones at Fort Union! The completed cart measures approximately 4.5" long x 2.75" tall x 3.5" wide. This kit is appropriate for children under adult supervision.

The Red River cart is a large two-wheeled cart developed by Métis for use in their settlement on the Red River in what later became Manitoba. With carts, the Metis were not restricted to river travel to hunt bison. The Red River cart was largely responsible for commercializing the buffalo hunt.

This unique toy, only available at Fort Union, was designed and made by North Dakota wheelwright and woodworker Tim Brosseau of Turtle Mountain Canoe and Oxcart Builder.

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