Across the American frontier with your two wives

by @topgold Content Wrangler

Wednesday, June 3. The crew consisted of four Canadians, two of whom were attended by their wives, and a German; we were accompanied also by an Indian, who had acquired the title of English Chief, and his two wives, in a small canoe, with two young Indians; his followers in another small canoe. These men were engaged to serve us in the twofold capacity of interpreters and hunters. This chief has been a principal leader of his countrymen who were in the habit of carrying furs to Churchhill Factory, Hudson’s Bay, and till of late very much attached to the interests of that company. These circumstances procured him the appelation of the English Chief.

from [Journal of the Voyage to the Pacific]( by Alexander Mackenzie ๐Ÿ“š