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 "browngold." It and other fur-bearing animals were the targets of anextractive industry like gold mining. Hoping to make their fortuneswith the Hudson's Bay Company, young Scots and Englishmen lefttheir homes in the British Isles for the Canadian frontier. In the FarNorthwest -- northern British Columbia, the Yukon, the westernNorthwest Territories, and eastern Alaska -- they collaborated withIndians and French Canadians to send back as many pelts as possible inreturn for an allotment of trade goods.
Publisher: Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press, c1983.
ISBN: 9780774801447
0774801441
Branch Call Number: 971./9/KAR
Characteristics: xxii, 330 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.

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