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In the early days of our country there were many Indian trails leading in and out of Portage Ia Prairie. Respecting the fact that the Indians understood the terrain, explorers, mis­ sionaries and settlers often followed the same routes. If there were Indian names for the trails when maps were compiled for Government files they are not known. Therefore, it seems they may have been named later according to the route toward the destination of the travellers. The Saskatchewan Trail, The Road to Fort Ellice, The Qu'Appelle Trail, The Fort Pelly Trail, The Carlton Trail etc. suggest this. The Red River Cart Trail could have been ANY trail used by Red River Carts. Only one trail is known to be named after an Indian, The Yellowquill Trail.

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'his information was obtained from a map of 882. 0. F. Ruttan & Co.)