For about two hundred years, fur trade has been the core force in shaping western part of Canadian history since the establishment of the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1670. For almost all the time, women and non-whites were usually dismissed in Canadian historical records due to the idea of patriarchy and racialization. Sometimes because their works were mostly unpaid, their contributions were easily ignored. Most of scholars have considered that the fur trade was a male-dominated activity. Therefore
The fur trade was not a clearly European invention; it started as a piece of larger and very old motif of trade between native people. This is the fact that explains why so many native groups across North America adapted to trade with Europeans so rapidly. There is no absolute explanation, that who and where fur trade started. The documenting of written history in Western Canada begins with the formation of fur trade and in 1670 the Hudson Bay Company was established which dominated the western development
Title: How the fur trade was a significant part of Canadian history, and the role of the native females during the fur-trade. The fur trade was a significant part of Canadian history. With the founding of the Hudson's Bay and Northwest Company during the1670's, the fur trade managed growth and development all the way into Western Canada until 1870. The fur trade was unique, for it was the only industry that was based on an exchange of goods between two very different groups of people (namely,
The fur trade began, as early 17th to 19th centuries; it was an important part of the political and economic development of North America. It offered a source of income and motivated searching of the continent that was significant to many early colonial industries. There were five countries involved in the Fur Trade in North America. These were England, Portugal, Holland, Spain and France. But by the late 17th century there were only France and England. As the market of beaver pelts in Europe grew
March 25, 2012 “Women in Between”: Indian Women in Fur Trade Society in Western Canada”, written by Sylvia Van Kirk assesses the lives of Indian women in the fur trade. The article expresses both the positive and negative aspects of being an Indian woman in the fur trade as well as their motives for marrying European fur traders. The article contributes to our understanding of the fur trade society by focusing on the motives and actions of Indian women in the fur trade which furthers our knowledge
Canadian Fur Trade History’’ Shayne Lloyd History 1121 Thompson River University August, 24 2016 ‘’The Evolving Canadian Fur Trade History’’ Canada is known for the vast landscape diverse in natural resources that are found with in its boarders stretching from coast to coast. The fur trade in Canada has a unique and colorful evolving history. The geography of Canada with its thousands of lakes and wide spread landscape began as a pristine environment to harvest furs. Early shore-based
significant role in the construction and impact of how Aborignal people are treated and viewed presently in the Canadian society. The struggles, injustices, prejudice, and discrimination that have plagued Aboriginal peoples for more than three centuries are still grim realities today. The failures of Canada's racist policies toward Aboriginal peoples are reflected in the high levels of unemployment and poor education.