French in the Fur Trade

French in the Fur Trade

Storyboard Text

  • The King of France controlled the Fur Trade and with those profits he benefited the colonies.
  • Jean-Baptiste Colbert lead a conflict between the Wendat so they can trade with them.
  • The French began to rely on the Wendat to bring their furs to Montreal from many other First Nations.
  • The trade furs for metal knives, axe heads, pots, needles, muskets, cloth, and glass beads.
  • Eight beaver pelts for one musket.
  • The French later established a treaty with other First Nations and began to trade with them as well.
  • The Fur Trade and peace between the French and the First Nations continued for years.
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