A traveler; -- applied in Canada to a man employed by the fur companies in transporting goods by the rivers and across the land, to and from the remote stations in the Northwest.
a man employed by a fur company to transport goods to and from remote stations especially in the Canadian Northwest; from Old French "voiage," meaning "to travel"
French for traveler. French-Canadian conoe handler. They were thought of as cowards and held in contempt by the free trappers.