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Metis fur trapper recounts life on the trap line
Nov 10, 2023 07:14 ET

In the span of more than 70 years, he’s been an electrician, a justice of the peace, a regional maintenance officer and a regional superintendent, to name a few job titles. But the continued legacy for Fort Smith’s Richard Mercredi is that he has been a fur trapper since he was a youth.

“I started trapping when I was a kid. I went in the bush and our whole family lived on a trap line,” Mercredi said of his early days participating in his Metis family’s way of life and the tradition he continues to this day.

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