“Red Fox Waits”


A traditional hunter, wrapped in a red trade blanket, sits against a tree.

Shadows grew long. Msko-waagosh sat wrapped in red wool trade blanket as he watched a trail leading from the River Raisin bottom lands. The air was cool, but pleasant for late-November of 1796. It was little wonder folks associated the red blanket with this seasoned woodsman. Old Northwest Territory, overlooking the River Raisin, in the Year of our Lord, 1796…

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