The Fur Trade in 1816

The Fur Trade in 1816

January 20, 2016 admin 0

During the first part of the nineteenth century, the fur trade continued to be one of the important economic engines in North America. Driven in […]

Native American-European fur trade exchange


August 10, 2015 admin 0

While the first Native American-European fur trade exchange happened about the year 1000 with Norse (i.e. Viking) entrepreneurs from Greenland, the fur trade didn’t really […]

An Iroquois in Oregon

An Iroquois in Oregon

July 9, 2014 admin 0

In 1857, Enos Thomas, whose tribal identity is simply listed as Iroquois, was transported from Fort Vancouver to Port Orford, Oregon to be tried for […]

Natawista, a Trader’s Wife

August 2, 2013 admin 0

American Indians were involved in trade for thousands of years prior to the arrival of the European and American fur traders. Traditional Indian trade was […]

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The Pacific Fur Company

August 25, 2012 admin 0

The Pacific Fur Company was founded in 1810 for the purpose of exploiting the fur resources of the Pacific Northwest. Half of the stock in […]

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The French Fur Trade

August 15, 2011 admin 1

When the French first entered North America, their primary focus was on gaining wealth through the fur trade. They viewed Indians as trading partners, as […]