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Alexander Mackenzie Voyageur Route

Web Sites » Organizations
Description
From Quebec City, to Alexander Mackenzie Provincial Park west of Bella Coola, British Columbia route of waterways unites Canada historically and geographically....
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Battle of Seven Oaks

Articles » General
Canada's History, vol. 96, no. 3, June-July 2016, p. 13
Description
Brief description of the battle, which took place in what is now West Kildonan, a suburb of Winnipeg on June 19, 1816.
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[Book Reviews]

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Charles A. Bishop
Native Studies Review, vol. 3, no. 2, Native Peoples, Museums, and Heritage Resource Management, 1987, pp. 145-148
Description
Review of: The Fur Trade of the Little North Indians, Peddlers, and Englishmen East of Lake Winnipeg by Victor P. Lytwyn.
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Brandy and Beaver Pelts: Assiniboine-European Trading Patterns, 1695 – 1805

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Thomas F. Schilz
Saskatchewan History, vol. 37, no. 3, Autumn, 1984, pp. 95-102
Description
Describes the evolving participation of the Assiniboine people in the fur trade of the 18th century. Provides information on the relationships the Assiniboine had with the French, the Coureur des bois and those they had with other First Nations, including the Cree, the Sioux, and the Blackfoot. Entire issue on one .pdf, scroll down to page 95
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Daniel Williams Harmon

Articles » General
Author/Creator
John H. Archer
Saskatchewan History, vol. 4, no. 2, Spring, 1951, pp. 62-67
Description
Discusses the journal of Harmon, an employee of the North-West Company (NWC) from 1800 to 1819. Entire issue on one pdf file, scroll to page 62.
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Dark Storm Moving West

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Arn Keeling
Great Plains Quarterly, vol. 29, no. 2, Spring, 2009, p. 148
Description
Book review of: Dark Storm Moving West by Barbara Belyea.
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The Difficulties of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Penetration of the West

Articles » General
Author/Creator
R. Glover
Saskatchewan History, vol. 2, no. 1, Winter, January 1949, pp. 30-32
Description
Discusses the history of the HBC between 1774 (the founding of Cumberland House) and 1821 (the merger between the HBC and the Northwest Company), including: transportation of goods and labour shortages. Entire Issue on one pdf file, scroll to page 30.
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Duel at Ile-à-la’Crosse

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Elizabeth Arthur
Saskatchewan History, vol. 27, no. 2, Spring, 1974, pp. [41]-50
Description
Article examines several historical documents and first-hand accounts in an attempt to piece together a sword duel, and preceding events, at Fort Chipewyan between a Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), employee, James McVicar, and a North West Company (NWC) employee, Hector McNeil. Entire issue on one pdf file, scroll to page 41.
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The Fraser Canyon Encountered

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Cole Harris
BC Studies, no. 94, The Historical Geography of British Columbia, Summer, 1992, pp. 5-28
Description
Overview of canyon societies.
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From Seven Oaks to Batoche: Métis Resistance in History and Narrative

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Wolfgang Klooss
TransCanadiana, vol. 8, Canadian Sites of Resistance: Solidarity-Struggle=Change(?), 2016, pp. [25]-51
Description
Highlights some of the most important facts in the history of Métis resistance consulting both historiographic accounts and literary texts. Entire issue on one pdf. To access article, scroll to page 25.
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The Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site of Canada

Web Sites » Governmental
Author/Creator
Parks Canada
Description
Describes the thriving fur industry in the Montreal region in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Website includes history, the bourgeois, the voyageurs, role of Aboriginal women, North West Company, Hudson's Bay Company, virtual tour, image gallery, and activities.
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Fur Traders in Conversation

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Laura J. Murray
Ethnohistory, vol. 50, no. 2, Spring, 2003, pp. 285-314
Description
Discusses the customs of talking, silences and etiquette especially from records of Daniel Harmon, a Northwest Company (NWC) trader from 1800-1819.
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Henry’s Journal

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Charles N. Bell
Transactions of the Manitoba Historical and Scientific Society, no. 37, Series 1, May 9, 1889, p. [?]
Description
Excerpts from the Journal of Alexander Henry to Lake Superior, Red River, Assiniboine, Rocky Mountains, Columbia and the Pacific, 1799 to 1811, To Establish the Fur Trade, covering the years 1806-1808.
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'Home' Placed: Old Swan Imagines an 'Edmonton' (in an Empire), 1794-1815

Alternate Title
Culture and the State ; v. 2
Disability Studies & Indigenous Studies
E-Books » Chapters
Author/Creator
Tolly Bradford
pp. 81-91
Description
Discusses the introduction of the fur trade in Southern Alberta and the role of the Siksika leader. Excerpt from Disability Studies & Indigenous Studies. Entire book on one pdf. To access paper, scroll to p. 81.
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“The House in Buffalo Country”: Hudson House on the North Saskatchewan River, 1778-1787

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Larry Green
Saskatchewan History, vol. 56, no. 1, Spring, 2004, pp. 30-39
Description
Article examines the aspects of the fur trade that led to the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) building Hudson House; describes the day to day life in the HBC’s second trading post, and the way residents interacted with surrounding communities. Entire Issue on one .pdf, scroll to page 30.
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The Journals of Cumberland House

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Alex R. Cameron
Saskatchewan History, vol. 6, no. 1, Winter, 1953, pp. 31-34
Description
Describes the establishment of Cumberland House, the Hudson Bay Company’s (HBC) first inland post, as a shift in company policy, allowing it to better compete with the North-West Company (NWC). Entire issue on one pdf file, scroll to page 31.
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Memorandum in Support of an Address to Her Majesty from the Inhabitants of Red River Settlement, Praying to be Formed Into A Crown Colony

Alternate Title
The Red River Settlement. Memorandum to His Grace, the Duke of Buckingham, Secretary of State for the Colonies
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Red River Settlement Inhabitants
Description
Reviews the history of the settlement as a means of arguing that it should be purchased by the government from the Hudson's Bay Company and therefore become a colony.
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