Fur Trade and Exploration

Fur Trade and Exploration

Opening the Far Northwest, 1821-1852

Book - 1983
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In nineteenth-century North America the beaver was "brown gold." It and other fur-bearing animals were the targets of an extractive industry like gold mining. Hoping to make their fortunes with the Hudson's Bay Company, young Scots and Englishmen left their homes in the British Isles for the Canadian frontier. In the Far Northwest -- northern British Columbia, the Yukon, the western Northwest Territories, and eastern Alaska -- they collaborated with Indians and French Canadians to send back as many pelts as possible in return for an allotment of trade goods.
Publisher: Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press, c1983.
ISBN: 9780774801447
Branch Call Number: 971./9/KAR
Characteristics: xxii, 330 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.


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