Saturday, 7 February 2009


This famous image of a Boucanier is interesting as it shows the likely appearance of a Canadian Militiaman in summer attire. As you can see he is in shirtsleeves with no breeches which was the case for Canadians (they would wear a brayet or breechclout) and it looks like he's wearing a tapabord and smoking a pipe. The fusil is a boucanier - very common among miliciens.

1 comment:

Bluebear Jeff said...

Some of those trees look like palms . . . and there aren't a lot of those here in the "great white north".

-- Jeff