Essay on The Fur Trade Era of the 1800s:
In the middle and towards the end of the fur trade era, about 1805, the price for a fur pelt was very expensive. The high prices were caused by …show more content…
One of the most successful fur companies was the Hudson Bay Co. They sent enough furs over seas to the European and Asian countries to make 576,000 hats! The Hudson Bay Co. was founded by the British man, Henry Hudson. Henry Hudson found the bay that was named after him (Hudson Bay). This is also where his company was established and named. The Hudson Bay Co. was one of the first real big successful fur companies. For a long time the British had their foot in the door of the fur trade. I say for a long time because there were times that they lost it but usually got their foot right back in.
(Bailey, p. 57-58)
In fact most of the high demand places like Europe and Asia that bought the fur bought it from the Hudson Bay Co. The Hudson Bay Co. exported goods to many different countries and was really the first big fur exporter.
For the most part the competition between the trappers themselves and the companies was insane. The British man Henry Hudson like I stated before is the founder of the Hudson Bay Co. The Scots’ started their