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  Fur trade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The fur trade (also called the Indian trade) was a huge part of the early history of contact in North America between European-Americans and American Indians (now often called Native Americans in the United States and First Nations in Canada).
Fur trade was a major Russian export since the early middle-ages.
Fur trade played a vital role in the development of Siberia, the Russian Far East and the Russian colonization of the Americas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fur_trade   (535 words)

 The Fur Trade
The fur trade was one of the earliest and most important industries in North America.
The fur trade began in the 1500's as an exchange between Indians and Europeans.
The Lewis and Clark expedition to the Pacific Ocean in 1805 and 1806 led to the development of fur trading in the West.
www.pcmaf.org /fur_trade.htm   (1097 words)

 FUR TRADE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Fur from rabbits killed primarily for their meat is not seen as good quality and will be used for cheap products.
Most dog and cat fur comes from countries in the Far East and filmed evidence of the way in which the animals are kept and slaughtered reveals horrific cruelty.Some dogs and cats are bred on farms many do not come from a formal breeding operations.
Often the fur on gloves or hoods, etc. is not made from a single piece of fur and could contain fur from a number of animals making it very difficult to identify.
www.vivisection.info /ssat/furtrade.html   (1429 words)

 Time Line - A Brief History of the Fur Trade
Trade throughout the upper Mississippi region was disrupted.
Trade in the Snake River area was described as very poor, but trade licenses continued to be issued until the late 1830's.
Furs had become hard to find at a number of times during the fur trade era.
www.whiteoak.org /learning/timeline.htm   (2303 words)

 THE CAT FUR TRADE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sayings associated with cat fur form part of the English language, for example "more than one way to skin a cat" (also attributed to catfish) and "what can you have of a cat but her skin?" (although the pine marten was historically known as "tree cat").
While fur farming and pest control are legal-but-distasteful sources, some cat skins are believed to originate from much loved family pets which have vanished along with numerous other similar-coloured cats in an area of a few square miles (Missing Cats and Stolen Cats).
While the trade in cat fur is perfectly legal in a number of countries, the danger is that some of those cats were stray pets or were stolen specifically for their fur.
www.messybeast.com /cat-fur.htm   (2667 words)

 Effects of Indian Fur Trade on Native American Indian History Pictures Maps
The Mountain Man Indian Fur Trade website is for the collecting and sharing of information on the Rocky Mountain fur trade conducted between the Mountain Men, Plains Indians, and the fur traders of the United States and Canada.
In the Rocky Mountain Man Indian Fur Trade articles, the Plains Indians and the Indians of the Rocky Mountains are grouped together as Plains Indians.
fur trade conducted by the mountain men, the Missouri River traders and the Astorians.
www.thefurtrapper.com   (2569 words)

 fur_trade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A second and devastating effect from trade with whites was the outbreak of European diseases among the Indian population.
The fur trade bred that picturesque figure, the coureur de bois or forest ranger, and the voyageur.
Nonetheless, trade in furs and pelts is not nonexistent.
www.geo.msu.edu /geo333/furtrade.html   (1493 words)

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Ashley the International Struggle for the Fur Trade of the Missouri, the Rocky Mountains, and the Columbia, with Explorations Beyond the Continental Divide, Recorded in the Diaries and Letters of William H. Ashley and His Contemporaries, 1822-1838.
Archaeology and the Fur Trade the Excavation of Sturgeon Fort, Saskatchewan [by] Norman F. and Anne Barka.
Emporium of the North: Fort Chipewyan and the Fur Trade to 1835.
www.members.shaw.ca /gearens/HistandClass/bibliofur.htm   (14524 words)

 The Historic Fur Trade
Between 1627 and 1645 the trade and the administration of New France were entrusted to the Compagnie des Cent Associés, established by Cardinal Richelieu to improve the settlement efforts and the fur trade.
The end of the fur trade as an important force in Canadian development came as a result of the encroachment of new forms of economic activity on its territory.
The fur industry subsequently played a minor role in the Canadian economy as a whole, although it remained important in the northern regions where it was the main source of employment and income for native people and a small number of Europeans who derived a living in whole or in part from trapping.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /~reak/hist/fur.htm   (1485 words)

 Fur Trade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The fur trade was the exchange of furs, trapped by Canada's native people, for European goods.
The furs were sold in Europe for large profits.
The fur trade could only be carried on with the co-operation of the native people.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=J1ARTJ0003112   (257 words)

 History of Indiana, The Early Fur Trade
What may be called the first industry of the Mississippi Valley, the fur trade, was one of such importance commercially as to be a chief cause of the friction between France and England in America prior to the French and Indian War.
The agents of the fur trade were the real explorers, and the recorded discoveries of the avowed explores were, doubtless, meager beside the unrecorded ones of the men who traversed the streams wherever there was a chance of Indian trade.
At one time during the French regime the annual trade at the post of Ouiatanon alone is said to have been £8,000, and in the year 1786 showed an exportation amounting to £275,977.
www.countyhistory.com /history/006.htm   (384 words)

 Fur Trade Bibliography
Barka, Norman F. Archaeology and the Fur Trade: The Excavation of Sturgeon Fort, Saskatchewan.
Archaeology and the Fur Trade: The Excavation of Sturgeon Fort, Saskatchewan.
(1967) The Fur Trade and the Northwest to 1857.
www.digitalpresence.com /histarch/furtrade.html   (5545 words)

 The Fur Trade
Perhaps no period of American history is a s vague as that of the Western fur trade of the early 1800’s and the men who played a part in that history.
Daniel Potts states "powder traded for $2.50 a pound, coffee at $2.00 a pound, 3 point blankets at $15.00 each, scarlet cloth at $10.00 per yard and horses cost from $150.00 to $300.00 and some as high as $500.00".
It the trapper were lucky enough to have caught a beaver he would skin it on the spot and carry the pelt along with the tail and perineal gland back to the camp to be processed by the camp keepers.
www.lonehand.com /fur_trade.htm   (2399 words)

 MHS Collections: Fur Trade Collection
The "fur trade" refers to the commercial activities engaged in by Europeans in North America with the objective of obtaining animal products through barter from the Native populations for resale, primarily in Europe.
The British fur trade period is represented by two collections recovered from the N.W. Co. wintering post of 1804-05 located on the Snake River in Pine County.
The contexts, as defined by the SHPO, are useful in defining the fur trade in Minnesota because by 1837 the fur industry had almost completely moved further west due to diminished populations of fur bearing animals remaining in Minnesota.
www.mnhs.org /collections/museum/furtrade/furtrade.htm   (360 words)

 Fur Trader
Fur traders offered the Iroquois trade goods which included iron tomahawks, knives, axes, awls, fish hooks, cloth of various colors, woolen blankets, linen shirts, brass kettles, silver jewelry, assorted glass beads, guns and powder.
While the beaver pelt was always the foundation of the trade, the Iroquois also harvested otter, mink, fox, bear and deer.
To understand the relative value of furs and trade goods, refer to this table developed using data from 1790.
www.iroquoisdemocracy.pdx.edu /html/furtrader.htm   (604 words)

 The Candian Fur Trade
The fur trading industry played a major role in the development of Canada.
Working together solved some of their prob lems but sometimes a pedlar would steal another's furs or try to scare the Indians he was trading with away.
The fur trade led to friendly relations between the Indians and traders but it also brought Indian hostility towards white settlers because the clearing of land threatened the supply of fur bearing animals.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Lane/9019   (864 words)

 British Fur Trade Association - about fur, fur fashion and fur farming
Our fur trader members buy pelts at international auction and are responsible for buying the majority of fur traded on the world market as pelts.
The British Fur Trade Association contributes towards worldwide animal conservation and welfare programmes through its membership of the International Fur Trade Federation (IFTF).
Fur is a fashion item, purchased to express a consumer's individuality and creativity - and to fulfil their desires.
www.britishfur.co.uk   (380 words)

 A Shocking Look Inside Chinese Fur Farms
Please tell everyone you know about the horrors of the fur trade by sharing this information with them and showing them the shocking undercover video.
When undercover investigators made their way onto Chinese fur farms recently, they found that many animals are still alive and struggling desperately when workers flip them onto their backs or hang them up by their legs or tails to skin them.
When the fur is finally peeled off over the animals' heads, their naked, bloody bodies are thrown onto a pile of those who have gone before them.
www.furisdead.com /feat/ChineseFurFarms   (579 words)

 Mountain Men and the Fur Trade
The American fur trade was dormant from 1814 to 1819 due to the economic and political turmoil caused by the War of 1812.
Manuel Lisa did manage to run the Missouri Fur Company from about 1807 to 1820; this group built Fort Raymond in 1807 and trapped and traded with the Indians on the Upper Missouri.
The fur companies were a central force in the lives of the mountain men.
xroads.virginia.edu /~HYPER/HNS/Mtmen/furtrade.html   (1056 words)

 Fur Trade - Lake Athabasca
However, Mercredi's account indicates that both of the earlier posts were occupied at the same time; in fact, the documentary sources indicate that he telescoped certain events of the first half of the 19th century and assigned occurrences to the wrong company (or Tyrrell has distorted Mercredi's statements).
Upon the amalgamation of the NWC with the HBC in 1821, many of those trading posts which had operated at a loss were terminated and the premises abandoned.
The lake is here but two miles wide, and the trading post is situated on a low point of sand and rock on its north shore.
canoesaskatchewan.rkc.ca /arch/furtrade.htm   (1066 words)

 UW - Green Bay - Wisconsin's French Connections French Entrepreneurship in the Post Colonial Fur Trade
Its purpose was to exploit trade with the Indian tribes in the Missouri and upper Mississippi River valleys.
While voyageurs, mountain men and other employees of the fur trade usually adopted a lifestyle borrowed in large part from the Native Americans, all the merchants and a number of traders insisted on maintaining a standard of living that reflected both their wealth and culture.
While the fur trade by itself represented only a small part of the American economy, it played an important role in the exploration of the west and determined the paths of migration towards California and Oregon.
www.uwgb.edu /wisfrench/library/articles/lebeau.htm   (5556 words)

 fur trade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This destruction of the European forests and the insatiable demand for furs led to the near-extinction of the beaver by the 16th century.
With the exhaustion of the European supply of fur, a new source of beaver needed to be found.
Although the fur trade was a necessity, the colonists' primary interest lay in settling on the land and cultivating it.
www.bio.umass.edu /biology/conn.river/furtrade.html   (606 words)

 Plains Indian Mountain Man Fur Trade Beads History Pictures
Marine shells from the Pacific coast were traded to the Southwest Indians and from the Atlantic coast and the gulf of Mexico to the Mound Builders of the Mississippi River valleys.
A major source of glass beads that would be used in the fur trade was Venice, Italy.
Manhattan was purchased with trade goods, but there is no evidence that trade beads were more than a small part of the exchanged items.
www.thefurtrapper.com /trade_beads.htm   (3807 words)

 Fur Is Dead: Learn what happens on fur farms and in the wild   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The fur ads you might see in magazines and commercials portray fur coats as a symbol of elegance.
Millions of fur-bearing animals including foxes, raccoons, minks, coyotes, bobcats, lynxes, opossums, nutria, beavers, muskrats, otters, and others are killed each year on fur farms by anal and vaginal electrocution and in the wild by drowning, trapping, or beating.
Animals on fur farms may be gassed, electrocuted, poisoned with strychnine, or have their necks snapped.
www.furisdead.com   (275 words)

 Untitled Document
Dedicated to the memory of the traders and trappers who explored a continent, and to the Indians with whom they traded, played, and fought.
The fur trade is the first great romance of America.
Before the thundering cattle drives and raucous saloons of the “Wild West,” before the first creaking Conestoga wagon inched westward on the Oregon Trail, even before the stern Pilgrims stepped from their fragile ships onto Plymouth Rock, the continent was abuzz with business—the business of furs.
www.furtrade.org   (98 words)

 Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade
Through investigations, education, campaigns and demonstrations we have exposed the horror of the fur trade and helped establish and continue anti-fur actions across Britain.
We have filmed undercover in fur farms, lobbied for a ban on fur farming and persuaded dozens of shops to stop selling real fur.
The fur industry is a global one so our fight against it should work on an international level too.
www.caft.org.uk   (428 words)

 Exploration, the Fur Trade and Hudson's Bay Company - Introduction
This site is about the fur trade in Canada and how it led to the exploration of the country and the formation of the oldest and largest company in Canadian history: Hudson's Bay Company.
In fact, the history of the fur trade, Hudson's Bay Company and the exploration of Canada are so intertwined that they can not be separated.
This is because the company considers it a proper name, like a person's name, and so does not need "the" before the name.
www.canadiana.org /hbc/intro_e.html   (213 words)

 The Fur Trade ... begins in Canada through France and her colonies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the early 1600's, fur trading was carried on mainly by the French and Dutch who used the St. Lawrence, Mississippi and Hudson Rivers to penetrate inland.
The King decreed that trade with the Indian people must be done within the confines of the French colony and only by the recognized trading company; with heavy fines and taxes levied to restrict and confine the trade.
They were ostracized from the communities through laws and heavy taxation of the fur goods and equipment they needed.
www.geocities.com /SoHo/Atrium/4832/hudson.html   (621 words)

 Museum of the Fur Trade Quarterly Table of Contents
Trading on the Missouri and Upper Mississippi, 183l.
Fur Trade Oil Cloths, by "The Engages" An 18th Century Horseshoe from an Early Fur Trade Site, by an Allegheny Trader Spanish Silver for Indians, by Charles E. Hanson, Jr.
The Fur Trade and the Steamboat of the Great Lakes, by George H. Norton British-Iroquois Relations in the Eighteenth Century, Charles E. Hanson, Jr.
www.xmission.com /~drudy/mtman/html/mftq.html   (4713 words)

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