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  • Henry Hudson
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  • Henry Hudson and his son were hired by the Dutch East India Company and England to find a shorter way to Asia without icebergs. The hudsons went on 4 voyages looking for a route to Asia.
  • On his first voyage he came across a section of river which would later be called "The Hudson River". This was thought to bring the ship to Asia, it ended up leading no where.
  • The Hudsons came across a bay full of resources. This bay would later be named Hudsons Bay. 
  • We shall call it Hudsons Bay
  • At this time the fur trade was huge, this bay housed many beavers. This was one of the reasons England colonized parts of Canada.
  • Henry Hudson was leading his crew on a wild goose chase looking for a passage to Asia. Henry Hudson refused to go back to England empty handed. His crew got frustrated and through HEnry , his son, and 7 people from his crew overboard. They were left to die of scurvy in a small row boat.
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