[ noun ] a person who settle in a new colony or moves into new country
Used in print(John Harnsberger and Robert P. Wilkins,...)
Selkirk persuaded eighty men and four officers to go_to Red_River where they were to serve as a military_force to protect his settlers from the hostile Northwest_Company which resented the intrusion of farmers into the fur traders ' empire .
The Selkirk settlers had been anticipated in their move southward by British fur traders .
The route which he had traveled and which he believed might develop_into a trade_route was followed by his settlers earlier than he might have expected .
Nevertheless so short was the supply of seed that the settlers were forced to retreat to Fort_Daer for food .
Accordingly Selkirk 's agents ordered the settlers to move north , and by October , John_Halkett had torn_down both posts , floating the timber to `` the Forks '' in rafts .