The inspiration for the Poudre Canyon Saga was born from the history of my French-Canadian family on my mother's side. My mother's family has a long history dating back to Acadia and Quebec, Canada. My grandfather was a Marier. My grandmother a Peloguin. My great-grandmothers were from the Ouimette family, and the Pelletier family.
Many of my Canadian ancestors were involved in the fur trade, many were Voyageurs working for the fur companies. One of those families had eleven sons, all were Voyageurs from the Trois Rivieres area. Two of the sons left Canada, no reason given in the records of our family as to why. They went to the American West during the beaver boom of the 1820's, and were never heard from again.
I often wondered what became of my two ancestors that ventured West. The story of Jean and Andre is the story of what could have happened to those two brothers.
The Poudre Canyon Saga is derived from the history of these French-Canadians.
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