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  • Fur Trade Research Paper

    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 industry was in full swing, as in 1821, the Hudson Bay Company successfully won and merged with its biggest rival—Northwest Company (Carlos and Lewis). While Europeans at first simply came to North America to trade for furs, or hunt them themselves, and returned…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Hudson's Bay Company

    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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  • The Fur Trade Anne Hyde Summary

    Beginning with the earliest source, Empires, Nations, and Families. A New History of the North American West, 1800-1860, written by Anne Hyde, the fur trade is portrayed as the main concept in the development of the West. Hyde argues that family and friendly relationships with the Natives, from 1800-1860, were essential in the building of different empires in the West. Those that created allies with Indian nations proved to be more successful than those who did not try to relate and bond with…

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  • Native American Traditions And Encounters Chapter 1 Analysis

    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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  • Colonization Of Power

    the four major powers’ economies, especially in the West Indies (128 in outline). The Dutch, who had the best sugar refineries, couldn’t produce enough sugar cane themselves, so provided slave labor at generous prices to the English and French sugar plantation owners (127 in outline). Even those countries whose economies weren’t as heavily based on slavery required captive drudges for their labor intensive crops. Sugar was a huge source of wealth, especially to the British, who imported £586,528…

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  • Montana Environmental History

    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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  • Native American Research Paper

    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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  • Hudson Bay Company History

    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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  • 19th Century American Expansionism Analysis

    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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  • Hudson Bay Case Study

    The Role of the Hudson Bay Company: 1. What was the Hudson Bay Company? When was it created? The iconic, Hudson’s Bay Company was a North American operation, created from the demand for the popular 17th century, beaver fur felt hats. King Charles II financially backed French traders, Medard Chouart des Groseilliers and Pierre-Esprit Radisson’s idea, of creating a trading company in 1670 , around the Hudson Bay, which would give them easier access to the financially growing products of the new…

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