Russian fur trade. Before the European colonization of the Americas, Russia was a major supplier of fur pelts to Western Europe and parts of Asia.
The fur trade was one of the earliest and most important industries in North America. The fur trading industry played a major role in the development of the
Voyageurs ("travelers" in French) were men hired to work for the fur traders to transport trade goods throughout the vast territory to rendezvous posts.
The North American fur trade was the industry and activities related to the acquisition, trade, exchange, and sale of animal furs in the North American continent.
When the first European explorers came to North America, they hoped to find vast amounts of gold and silver. This was not an unrealistic expectation, for when ...
fur trade, in American history. Trade in animal skins and pelts had gone on since antiquity, but reached its height in the wilderness of North America from the 17th ...
Links to other sites. Fur Trade Wars: The Founding of Western CanadaA colourful, in-depth account of the titanic struggle for control of Canada’s lucrative fur ...
Furs, particularly those of sea otters and fur seals, lured the first European explorers, and later Americans, to the Pacific Northwest and the Columbia River.
The Museum of the Fur Trade, located 3 miles east of Chadron, NE, has an extensive collection of fur trade artifacts and clothing.
The fur trade also resulted in an intensification of warfare among Native peoples, who competed for access to the French. East of Lake Huron, Iroquois people obtained ...