4 edition of Exploring the fur trade routes of North America found in the catalog.
Exploring the fur trade routes of North America
Includes bibliographical references (p. 254) and index.
|Series||A timeTraveller"s guide|
|LC Classifications||HD9944.N72 H83 2000|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||256 p. :|
|Number of Pages||256|
|LC Control Number||00343456|
Henry Hudson (c. – disappeared 23 June ) was an English sea explorer and navigator during the early 17th century, best known for his explorations of present-day Canada and parts of the northeastern United States.. In and , Hudson made two attempts on behalf of English merchants to find a rumored Northeast Passage to Cathay via a route above the Born: Unknown date, c. , Kingdom of England. The North American fur trade was the acquisition, exchange, and sale of animal furs in North America. Native Americans in the United States and Canada traded among themselves prior to European arrival and immediately began to trade with the newcomers. Indians would trade the pelts of small animals, such as mink, for knives and other iron-based products, or for textiles.
On Janu , U.S. Pres. Thomas Jefferson sent a secret message to Congress asking for $2, to send an officer and a dozen soldiers to explore the Missouri River, make diplomatic contact with Indians, expand the American fur trade, and locate the Northwest Passage (the much-sought-after hypothetical northwestern water route to the Pacific Ocean). On August 3, , Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain and discovered the Bahamas, Cuba, and Hispaniola. News of his find spread quickly throughout Europe and opened the New World. Italian navigator and explorer Giovanni Caboto (known in English as John Cabot) is credited with the discovery of continental North America on J , under the .
He explored southern North America — Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, and Tennessee. He got lost and built the post on a small branch of the Mississippi River farther west. Through this the French had a valuable hold on the New World. They made money from the fur trade. The French did little to settle in the New World however. The colonial fur trade, and later the mountain man fur trade, had a pronounced effect on Native American Indians. The federal government tried to protect the American Indians from land speculators, fur traders, and eventually the mountain men and the suppliers of the mountain man rendezvous through the Trade and Intercourse Acts.
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I would note that the book is poorly named; it would much better be called "Exploring the Fur Trade Routes of Canada" because most of them are in Canada, and in particular the substantial fur trade history of the American Southwest is totally ignored, and that of the Middle Rockies and the Columbia is given relatively short shrift/5(6).
I would note that the book is poorly named; it would much better be called "Exploring the Fur Trade Routes of Canada" because most of them are in Canada, and in particular the substantial fur trade history of the American Southwest is totally ignored, and that of the Middle Rockies and the Columbia is given relatively short by: 1.
The book situates the cultural and political context of the fur trade beginning with chapters on France, England, Orkney and the Aboriginal peoples. Then choose where to explore history with sections like Montreal to Sault Ste. Marie, the Saskatchewan River Route and the Lewis and Clark Trail, which is celebrating its th anniversary/5(7).
Exploring the fur trade routes of North America: discover the highways that opened a continent. [Barbara Huck] -- "Following the continent's waterways, the fur trade opened Exploring the fur trade routes of North America book America.
Highways and airways have replaced the ancient river routes, but this fascinating history lives on. Exploring the fur trade routes of North America: discover the highways that opened a continent. [Barbara Huck; et al] -- Introductory chapters explore the history of the fur trade, tracing the main routes the traders followed over rivers.
I haven't finished reading this yet, and I haven't visited any of the sites. I would note that the book is poorly named; it would much better be called "Exploring the Fur Trade Routes of Canada" because most of them are in Canada, and in particular the substantial fur trade history of the American Southwest is totally ignored, and that of the Middle Rockies and the Columbia is /5.
The Fur Trade Routes of North America: Discover the Highways that opened a Continent: Europeans in search of furs penetrated the continent from the St. Lawrence to the Columbia, aided by native North Americans who shared the secrets of its bounty.
Today's modern highways trace those ancient trade routes, and Exploring the Fur Trade Routes of North America. The 19th-century North American fur trade, when the industry was at its peak of economic importance, involved the development of elaborate trade networks.
The fur trade became one of the main economic ventures in North America attracting competition among the French, British, Dutch, Spanish, and Russians.
The story of North American exploration spans an entire millennium andinvolves a wide array of European powers and uniquely American characters. It began with the Vikings’ brief stint in Newfoundland circa A.D. and continued through England’s colonization of the Atlantic coast in the 17th century.
Although the route was too rough for trading furs and goods, Mackenzie’s historic expedition made him the first European to cross North America north of Mexico. Later Career After spending the winter of –94 at Fort Chipewyan, Mackenzie decided to leave the northwest for good, travelling east to Grand Portage and then to Upper Canada.
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Book by Huck, Barbara Free shipping over $ The Economic History of the Fur Trade: to Ann M. Carlos, University of Colorado Frank D. Lewis, Queen’s University Introduction. A commercial fur trade in North America grew out of the early contact between Indians and European fisherman who were netting cod on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland and on the Bay of Gaspé near Quebec.
Exploring the Fur Trade Routes of North America The story of the fur trade is the story of North America. Europeans in search of furs penetrated the continent from the St. Lawrence to the Columbia, aided by native North Americans who shared the secrets of its bounty.
Exploring the Fur Trade Routes of North America by Barbara Huck. Heartland Publications, Paperback. As New. Disclaimer:An apparently unread copy in perfect condition. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind.
At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend jacket quality is not guaranteed. Ogilvy, James A. "Fur Trade Routes". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 05 December An illustrated historyA book that reveals the Aboriginal roots of the fur trade and the development of the major fur trading centres across Canada.
From The Fur Trade in Canada and the North West CompanyAn interactive site which explores the role of. The search for a northwest passage to Asia and the burgeoning fur trade in Europe drove the French to explore and settle North America.
Samuel de Champlain began the first permanent settlement of New France and Quebec City in present-day Canada and created a prosperous trade with the American Indians for beaver pelts and other animal hides. David Thompson (30 April – 10 February ) was a British-Canadian fur trader, surveyor, and cartographer, known to some native peoples as Koo-Koo-Sint or "the Stargazer".
Over Thompson's career, he traveled s kilometres (56, mi) across North America, mapping million square kilometres ( million square miles) of North America along the Died: 10 February (aged 86), Longueuil. Further exploration of North America, making legends of dozens of men, as well as the great fur-trading companies such as John Jacob Astor’s American Fur Company, Hudson’s Bay Company, the oldest company in North America, Manuel Lisa’s Missouri Fur Company, and dozens of others.
However, by the late s, the fur trade began to decline as fur-bearing animals. 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 to the early 19th cent.
Barbara Huck is the author of books such as Exploring the Fur Trade Routes Of North America. Books by Barbara Huck Exploring the Fur Trade Routes Of North America Crossroads .At how early a date adventurous free trappers had invaded the Great Plains it is impossible to state.
French-Canadians undoubtedly drifted down from the north, through the country of the Sioux, well back in the 18th century, possibly even penetrating as far as the Arkansas River, where they came in contact with the Spanish early asAmerican hunters .The fur trade was a booming business in North America from the s through the s.
When Europeans first settled in North America, they traded with Native Americans. The Native Americans often gave the settlers animal furs in exchange for weapons, metal goods, and other supplies. The settlers then sold many of the furs back to Europe.