Étienne Brûlé – the original Coureur de bois

Our latest episode is on Étienne Brûlé - a Frenchman who would become the most famous of the Coureur de bois - or "Runner of woods." In the early 1600s, he would be critical in exploring lands around the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes, becoming the first man to visit Lake Superior and Lake … Continue reading Étienne Brûlé – the original Coureur de bois