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Indians in the fur trade their role as trappers, hunters, and middlemen in the lands southwest of Hudson Bay, 1660-1870 : with a new introduction by Arthur J. Ray

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Published by University of Toronto Press in Toronto, Buffalo .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Canada.

Subjects:

  • Indians of North America -- Canada.,
  • Indians of North America -- Commerce -- Canada.,
  • Fur trade -- Canada.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementArthur J. Ray.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE78.C2 R35 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxiv, 249 p. :
Number of Pages249
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL448752M
ISBN 100802041337, 0802079806
LC Control Number98162603

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Exploring the motivations of Indians involved in the fur trade, the contributors to this volume challenge the spiritualist interpretation set forth by Calvin Martin in Keepers of the Game, which dismisses the lure of European goods--the power and leisure that firearms and other tools afforded the Indians--and instead attributes the Indians /5(6). First published in , this best-selling book was lauded by Choice as 'an important, ground-breaking study of the Assiniboine and western Cree Indians who inhabited southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan' and 'essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the Canadian west before '. Indians in the Fur Trade makes extensive use of previously unpublished /5(2). To read Fur, Fortune, and Empire then is to understand how North America was explored, exploited, and settled, while its native Indians were alternately enriched and exploited by the trade. As Dolin demonstrates, fur, both an economic elixir and an agent of destruction, became inextricably linked to many key events in American history /5(75). After a protracted struggle for control of the fur trade, the two chief competitors, the Hudson’s Bay Company and the North West Company, joined forces in This merger marked the end of an era of bitter rivalry and set in motion forces which were to have a profound effect on the lives of the Indians of southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

An acclaimed book and widely acknowledged classic, The Middle Ground steps outside the simple stories of Indian-white relations - stories of conquest and assimilation and stories of cultural persistence. It is, instead, about a search for accommodation and common meaning. It tells how Europeans and Indians met, regarding each other as alien, as other, as virtually 3/5(7). Indians in the Fur Trade Their Role as Trappers, Hunters, and Middlemen in the Lands Southwest of Hudson Bay, (Book): Ray, Arthur J.: First published in , this best-selling book was lauded by Choice as 'an important, ground-breaking study of the Assiniboine and western Cree Indians who inhabited southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan' and 'essential reading for .   First published in , this best-selling book was lauded by Choice as 'an important, ground-breaking study of the Assiniboine and western Cree Indians who inhabited southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan' and 'essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the Canadian west before '. Indians in the Fur Trade makes extensive use of Author: Arthur Ray. 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.

The Native American Trade refers to historic trade between Europeans and their North American descendants and the Indigenous people of North America (today known as Native Americans in the United States, and First Nations in Canada, but formerly as "Indians"), beginning before the colonial period and continuing through the 19th century, although declining it around 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 United States and Canada for more than years. The fur trade began in the 's as an exchange between Indians and Europeans. The Indians traded furs for such goods as tools and weapons. Fur Trade. From Measuring Mother Earth to Indians, Animals, and The Fur Trade, from The Western Odyssey Of John Simpson Smith Frontiersman, Trapper, Trader, and Interpreter to This Reckless Breed Of Men, we can help you find the fur trade books you are looking the world's largest independent marketplace for new, used and rare books, you always get the . The fur trade was a constantly changing compromise, a conduit, between two local models of the exchange – the French and the Algonquian. Recommend this book Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection.