Come to fish cod well you came to the right place. Except would you like to trade?
This is war!
Now we have to move west because our food is scarce
The French would interact and trade with the FN/other people who came to fish cod. The British would go ashore when they needed to dry their catch. Also, in Catier's journal it said that he and his men bartered with knives and iron goods.
There was a French-Haudenosaunee war going on and the Dutch and the British were on the Haudenosaunee side. Traders and middlemen began to move west because of the food that became scarce
Voyageurs were needed in the fur trade because they made canoe trips between settlements and fort and trade. Hazards were that when their canoes could not make it through the rapids and waterfalls they would have to jump barefooted into the freezing water and they could get stuck to each other, and they would have to carry their canoes on their shoulders. Also, after the voyageurs return to where they came from they might lose their lives because of the Haudosaunee-French war.
The Metis culture started at the Red River. Three ways that the Metis were part of the fur trade were as interpreters, guides, traders, and provisioners and carters.
The fur trade began to decline in the west because there was a lot of boats being loaded, the arrival of forts increased and also because there was a lot to be taken care of.
Thank you for listening. Hope you learned more about the Phases of the fur trade!