It all started in 1869, when American fur traders brought a wagon train of whiskey and other trade goods north. They established a stockade, later known as Fort Whoop Up, and made a ton of profit before the Mounties showed up to rein in the whiskey business.
Today, the fort still trades with the aboriginal Blackfoot tribes of Southern Alberta, supplying many ceremonial goods, hides, sweetgrass, and other items.
Step in to life in a frontier outpost on the great plains, and see if you think “today is a good day to trade.”
145 years ago Alf Hamilton and John Healy had likely reached their destination, preparing for the Blackfoot trade... http://t.co/a8MOKS8O2m
We are closed today and open Saturday and Sunday. If you are looking for a lot less boxing day madness but still... http://t.co/T7gXRgsRwi
Merry Christmas from all of the staff and volunteers at Fort Whoop-Up! Best wishes for a happy holidays and all... http://t.co/6uQWgWS3qZ
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