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Nikki Rajala

"No wonder Nikki Rajala writes about voyageurs—her French-Canadian ancestors paddled birch bark canoes on many fur trade brigades. One family story that inspired this book is of a great-great who wintered for 16 years in fur posts west of Lake Superior before returning to his home village. On Girl Scout canoe expeditions as a teen, she camped in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Ontario's Quetico Provincial Park. She loves rendezvous re-enactments, reading fur trade journals, visiting museums and tasting voyageur foods. In 2014 Nikki and her mother, Agnes Peloquin Rajala, published “Waters Like the Sky,” the first book in this series."