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  • Native Americans Dependent On The Europeans
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    Canadian Fur Trade By: Michael Bell E-mail: The Fur Trade in Canada is a huge part of our history and has played a big role in shaping us as a country. There are many aspects of the Fur Trade that must be looked at to see how Canada has been shaped economically and politically in the past and present. The Fur Trade has also affected the lives of people who lived during the Fur Trade as well as people today through the way capital has been controlled and distributed within society. We must look a...
  • Fur Commission Usa
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    Animal rights activists planned two separate protests in conjunction with the May 20-22 Fur Fashion Week designer shows, but neither was effective in making the news media take their eyes off the fashions and pay attention to increasingly bizarre and desperate extremist stunts. In New York, on the sidewalk in front of Parson's School of Design, where a built-in crowd of journalists and photographers were attending the shows, a sprawl of about 30 costumed and "bloodied" protesters kept police bus...
  • Foundation Of Fur Trade In Alaska
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    Mikos 1 Matt Mikos The Evolution of the Fur Trade and The Lewis and Clark Expedition (essay D & E) Charles Goodyear began his experiments with rubber in his early years simply trying to make a living. With despairing results, he continued his experiments through jail, poverty, mockery, and hunger. However, one February afternoon while showing off his latest formula, his persistence paid off. Completely by coincidence, a piece of his rubber concoction landed on a nearby wood stove. When Goodyear ...
  • French Colony In New France
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    Trapping is a very important issue, which is connected to many other larger issues. For instance, trapping lies at the heart of the First Nation's distinct society issue. Before I talk about the present, however, I would like to discuss whether trapping should have been illegal when Canada was first being settled in the 17th and 18th centuries. When the first explorers came to the new world, it was regarded as a huge slab of worthless rock standing between Europe and the riches of the Orient. Th...
  • Peace Between The French And The Natives
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    The French Fur Trade Beginning in the mid sixteenth century, French explorers were able to establish a powerful and lasting presence in what is now the Northern United States and Canada. The explorers placed much emphasis on searching and colonizing the area surrounding the St. Lawrence River "which gave access to the Great Lakes and the heart of the continent" (Microsoft p? ). They began exploring the area around 1540 and had early interactions with many of the Natives, which made communication...
  • Fur Trade Into Big Business
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    The Canadian fur trade, which grew out of the fishing industry, began as a small business, but would expand and become not only the exploiter of a primary Canadian resource, but the industry around which the country of Canada itself developed. The fur trade started shortly after the discovery of the Grand Banks off the coast of Newfoundland. The fishermen who fished there were the first people who traded furs with the Indians; this trade was a secondary means of profit for the fishermen. Later t...
  • American Fur Trade Company
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    Caroline Phelps provides an insightful look into the changing face of America including: The changing American economy, the prominence of the American Fur Company, and a shift in white and Indian relations. The years of Caroline Phelps' life are some of the most significant years of our countries existence. There were many revolutionary modifications to our country and through this journal we can get a clear perspective of life in the mid 1800's. We pick up with Caroline Phelps' Life on March se...
  • Furious Fur Trading Fort Langley
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    Introducing the Fort Billions of people in the past, and billions of people in the future to come, have had, or will have trading as a major transaction in their lives, either through a fort like Fort Langley or modernly through a cash register in town. It was an era when flag followed trade, and fur traders frequently acted as advance guards of the empire. The first British interests were sparked by the rich supply of sea otter pelts brought back by mariners working the Pacific coast about 1793...
  • Course Of The Fur Trade Natives
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    An Analysis of Early Algonquian Fur Trade Fur trade between Algonquian Native Americans in the North East, and early European settlers can be seen as the beginning of the end for the Algonquian way of life, both culturally and physically. As European tools and weapons were introduced to these Native American peoples, Algonquians began to abandon there their own specialized methods of hunting, harvesting, and garment making. As seen in the film Ikwe, just as beaver furs were popular with European...
  • French And The Dutch Efforts On Colonization
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    Even though the French and the Dutch arrived in North America almost seventy years apart, (the French in 1541 and the Dutch in 1609) their colonization efforts and relations with the Native Americans were similar. Both countries came to North America to establish permanent settlements. In doing this, both France and The Netherlands became very involved in the fur trade, which meant becoming very involved with the Native Americans. After comparing and contrasting France and The Netherlands in the...

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