Jacques Brainerd is the manliest of the manly fur traders who have descended on Central Minnesota in 1804. He can paddle faster, shoot straighter, and handle more beaver than any voyageur in the woods. Meanwhile, a chorus of sexy woodland creatures romp through the forest worshiping a young woman named Bemidji. Bemidji navigates her arranged marriage to Brainerd, and Brainerd tries to escape the clutches of Blaine, his bourgeois capitalist boss. Blaine has secret plans for the future of the fur post, and enlists the help of a new kind of voyageur. Loring Park is the city boy who answers Blaine's call, and comes to the woods to find himself. Karl Marx, disguised as Santa Claus, travels back in time in an attempt to change the evolution of the US Economy.