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Métis During Competition

The fur trade eventually led to a free trade economy and as a result the west became wide open. Aboriginals understood that the competition was to their advantage. The trading posts were very small against the spread of the plains. By the time the first generation of plains Métis were employed in the trade, whether as translators, guides, or apprentice clerks, they were well acquainted with the territory and the Aboriginals were well acquainted with them. Métis Cuthbert Grant, Jr and Pierre Falcon Jr were both included in the list of NWC employees for that year. On the other hand, Peter Pangman Jr (Bostonais) seemed to have chosen to avoid employment in the formal fur trade. These sons of the fur trade, along with William Shaw and Robert Bonhomme Montour, all first generation Métis with paternal ties to the NWC, were central players in the Pemmican War, which was primarily about the right to trade.

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