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|Fur Trade: 17th & 18th Centuries|
|Coureur de Bois Coureur de Bois in typical dress. With a new
style, these Frenchman became involved in the 1650s in the fur trade and were as much at home
in the bush as the Indians. Woodcut by Arthur Heming.
|Beaver Hats Eight beaver hats for Europeans, a lasting market for
|Fur Trader Race Rival fur traders racing to an Indian
|Sieur de la Vérendrye Sieur de La Vérendrye, the celebrated fur
trader who led the French into the western plains during the 1730s.
|Moose Factory Early 19th century photograph of Moose Factory,
Ontario, established in 1671 and rebuilt in 1730 and remains as one of the oldest Hudson's Bay
trading forts in Ontario.
|Cumberland House Established in 1774 on the Saskatchewan
River, Cumberland House was part of the Hudson's Bay Company's effort to move inland and
meet the mounting competition of Montreal-based traders.
|Samuel Hearne As part of the Hudson's Bay Company's push
inland from Hudson Bay, Samuel Hearne reached the Arctic coast overland, and was given
charge of Cumberland House on the Saskatchewan in 1774.
|North West Company House The North West Company house on
Vaudreuil Street, Montreal, a company first formed in the 1770s by a group of fur
|Methy Portage Crossing the Methy Portage on the crucial fur
route to Athabaska Country by Hudson's Bay Company traders with their characteristic
|HBC Charter A reproduction of a C.W. Jefferys work on the
cover of a 1915 Hudson's Bay Company Calender, depicting the chartering of the HBC in 1670
in London, England as the "Company of Merchant Adventurers Trading into
|H.B.C. Fur Pack A Hudson's Bay Company fur pack.
|H.B.C. Arms The Arms of the Hudson's Bay Company.
Watercolour, pen and black ink by Harry Jewell (1867/1868-1936), c. 1915.
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