Porkeater [French, mangeur de lard ], in the parlance of the fur trade, was a derogatory term for a Voyageur hired by the North West Company who made only the short run between Montréal and Grand Portage (and not into the North-West) and whose staple diet was pork, unlike the Winterer, or homme du nord, who made do with fish and pemmican. Later it came to refer to any voyageur who was a newcomer to the North-West.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Colombo, John Robert. "Porkeater". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 17 July 2015, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/porkeater. Accessed 23 October 2021.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Colombo, J., Porkeater (2015). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/porkeater
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Colombo, John Robert, "Porkeater". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited July 17, 2015. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/porkeater
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Colombo, John Robert. The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Porkeater", Last Edited July 17, 2015, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/porkeater
|Article by||John Robert Colombo|
|Published Online||February 7, 2006|
|Last Edited||July 17, 2015|