The French went and came in contact with the First Nations to refill their water supplies. The French went ashore to catch but they did not have permanent settlements. The French also trade iron goods and other iron stuff with the First Nations.
Phase 4 Companies Have Conflict!
The Ouendat were the middlemen for the French. They would go back and forth from the French and the First Nations to help with the fur trade. Later the Haudenosaunee (who were in conflict with the French) defeated the Ouendat and got them removed from being middlemen. Since the Ouendat had been defeated there was a new indpendant way of fur trading, but that way was soon made illegal.
After the Ouendat were defeated and removed as being middlemen, two new First Nations came to be middlemen for both the French and British. Those two First Nations were the Cree and Nokado, there was also the Anishinabe but they only worked for the French That First Nation group was the Anishinabe. After the voyageurs were introduced. They were essential to the fur trade because they could import the resources through the sea and could go back and forth quicker. But the voyageurs also had some stuggles including portaging, if the item was heavy, and they had to carry the boat where they could not take a boat.
The French and the British companies (The Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company) had conflict between each other. Both companies had place all over Canada but they collided the most in Saskatchewan. In that time New France also changed from being French place to a British place. Because of that they had to change a lot of things. They had to change from gathering furs and trading with the First Nations to claiming land and pushing others off it.
This is our land! Get off of it!
No! This is our land! You get off of it!
The Hudson's bay company expanded through what is now the Yukon, the Northwest Territory, Nunavut, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. The British at that time also feared that the Americans were gonna use economic connections to take over Rupert's Land (a British place). The fur trade also started to decline west at that time because of shortage of buffalo, the shortage of beaver, and also because the Europeans (the French and the British) had lower demands for furs.