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The Fur Trade in Canada
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The Fur Trade in Canada

An illustrated history

By Michael Payne

$24.95 Paperback
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Series: Lorimer Illustrated History

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An engaging new look at this compelling era in Canadian history.
The fur trade set the tone for European exploration of North America and established the very foundation of Canada.
In this book, extensively illustrated with visuals from some of Canada's most prominent museums and archives, historian Michael Payne explores the personalities and events that shaped this powerful business.
Many of Canada's cities trace their roots to the fur trade. From Champlain's settlement of Quebec to the founding of Fort Edmonton and Fort Victoria by the Hudson's Bay Company, Payne tells the stories of these locations and the role they played in Canada's fur trading system. Among them: Montreal, Thunder Bay, and Winnipeg.
This book also details the fur trade's true origin as a network of trading patterns among Aboriginal peoples. The arrival of European traders forced many to choose sides. All faced horrific consequences for these decisions.
The Fur Trade in Canada: An Illustrated History is an engaging new look at this compelling era in our history.


Chapter 1: In the Beginning — The Fur Trade to 1608
Chapter 2: Fateful Decisions — The Fur Trade, 1608–1663
Chapter 3: The Struggle for the Northern Fur Trade, 1663–1713
Chapter 4: The Fur Trade Reaches the Saskatchewan River, 1713–1763
Chapter 5: "A Mari Usque Ad Mare" — The Fur Trade, 1763–1800
Chapter 6: Fur Trade Wars and the Creation of a New Hudson's Bay Company, 1800–1821
Chapter 7: Fur Trade Monopoly — The George Simpson Era, 1821–1849
Chapter 8: The Fur Trade in a Climate of Change, 1850–1883
Epilogue: The Fur Trade in a Modernizing World, 1885–1945
Further Reading
Associated Museums and Sites

"If you want to understand the fur trade in Canada, this little book tackles that big subject admirably. It's also a pleasure to peruse."

- Ken Tingley Edmonton Jounral

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 96 pages
Publication Date: 1st October 2004
ISBN: 9781550288438
Format: 9.13in x 8.25in
120 colour illustrations

BISAC Code:  HIS006010, HIS037050
Imprint: Lorimer


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