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The Fur Trade
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Traders at Work:

12 Foot Davis33 - 12 Foot Davis
Summary: The Hudson's Bay Company's greatest competition was not another powerful corporation, but one determined man. Find out more!

emblem of the North West Company 38 - Corporate Wars in the North: Hudson Bay Company versus the North West Company
Summary: The Northwest Company had been the monopoly controlling the fur trade in the Peace Country. In 1815, though, an expedition to open a new trading post lead to the first real fur trade war in the northwest.

the Peace River 43 - The Beginning of the Fur Trade in the Peace Region
Summary: Who brought the fur trade to the northwest? Read to find out!

Traders at Rest:

Dunvegan Mission Rectory 8 - Early Book Collections at Fur Trade Posts in 1700s
Summary: Learn more about the remarkable libraries built by voracious readers - fur traders.

18 - Fur Trade Subscription Libraries
Summary: Books and magazines were collected and shared by the well-educated men at the various fur trading posts. Read to find out more!

50 - Fur Trade Christmas, Part One: Feasting
Summary: How did they celebrate Christmas during the fur trade?

51 - Fur Trade Christmas, Part Two
Summary: After the Christmas feast, what kind of festivities took place during the 19th century fur trade holiday season?

57 - Fur Trade New Year
Summary: New Years Day celebration during the 19th century.

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