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    Fur Trade Changes

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    began to explore and trade with the Western Hemisphere of the world. This trade included ideas, disease, and goods; specifically fur which begins as a necessity and later becomes a worldwide luxury. The new-coming Europeans used this fur trade to their advantage and brought distinct and positive effects on the new America. This change, which was brought to the Americas through the European countries France, Spain and England, caused drastic changes in the colonies. These changes in population, social stratification, social relations, and economics caused America to thrive as a new country in population, social stratification, relations with others, and economics. The colonies were able…

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    Fur Trade Research Paper

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    Popular histories often marginalize First Nations women when discussing the fur trade. However, these women were quite significant and contributed a great deal to the vast and rapid development of colonial fur trading, playing a unique but important role in fur trade. Also, the fur trade itself changed the culture of First Nations women permanently and altered their role in their society. European fur traders first came to Canada early in the 16th century, and by the 19th century their…

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    A Feud Over Fur 1821, two competitors merge to end fighting, and find strength, united. The Hudson’s Bay Company and the North West Company merged during July, 1821. This came after a tense competition between the companies since around 1787, which grew into that of a war; many battles were fought, and many ruthless actions were taken during that time. After pressure from the British government, the two companies merged; both realized that their battle would destroy both sides. The new company…

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    moose, and elk for food, however buffalo was what they mainly ate due to how plentiful it was. In 1497, John Cabot discovered Canada while looking for a route to Asia. This discovery attracted English, French, Spanish and Portuguese fishermen who opened up new cod fishing and whaling grounds off the east coast. In 1534 and 1535, Jacques Cartier, a French explorer, was sent to Canada to explore and establish inland presence. Later, Pierre de Monts and Samuel de champlain became the first two…

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    Hudson Bay Company History

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    Archives”). Over time the demand for furs has subsided, but the lasting impact that the company’s workers have left behind will remain. The tireless workers of the Hudson Bay Company were the main driving force behind an age of trade and industry, responsible for greatly impacting pre-industrial revolution North America. The employees of the company had to deal with numerous obstacles and demanding challenges in order to ensure that the trading went smoothly. Referencing a first-hand account…

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    Assuredly, by pursuing this path many fur traders felt that the supply of furs would last more than a hundred years. But this was not the case. The populations of fur bearing animals were nearly eradicated, and the fur trade industry lasted for less than three decades. Consequently, the rise and fall of the fur trade market was the first major boom and bust cycle to ravage Montana, and the Northern Plains cultures. Montana’s citizens did not learn from the extermination of the native fauna of…

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    The Europeans and Americans had a common interest in the region: fur trade. The fur trade in the region with the Natives proved to be the dominant economic force in the region and would make the Oregon Territory a valuable region for all countries involved. As the Spanish revoked all claims north of the 42nd parallel in the Adams-Onis Treaty of 1819, they did not establish a company to participate in the fur trade. However, the Russians, British, and Americans each established a company to…

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    Rendezvous Thesis

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    to meetings in the west at a designated place to trade furs and goods. The majority of rendezvous happened in the Rocky Mountain region and frequently occurred in Indian villages. Rendezvous started in the year 1810 and continued throughout the better part of the century up to the 1880’s. Rendezvous lasted anywhere from a couple days to several weeks (Harris 42). Rendezvous impacted the geographical movement of the American people. Rendezvous helped develop the west because they brought…

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    It feels like the Native Americans were welcoming of the Europeans even though they were weary of the Europeans. The Native Americans welcomed them into their rituals and tried to help them assimilate to a certain extent. The feast of the dead was so that not only were they bringing to tribes together that once were rivals, but they also welcomed the Europeans into their customs. Furthermore, the Europeans I feel only tolerated the “savages” because they needed them to reap more profit in…

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    away from diseases and warfare, the natives had no choice but to move to more isolated territories. Trade patterns had begun to shift as well . Indians had traded with each other for centuries before the Europeans arrived. They would travel across the country, sometimes on horses, and trade special foods, tobacco and skins to other natives. (Balcom) Once people from the old world began settling in the new world, the Native Americans were introduced to things they had never seen before. With…

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