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Fur trade comic
Updated: 1/16/2020
Fur trade comic
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  • Hey this is ours now!
  • I'm so glad we're working for the fur trade! MORE FURS NOW!
  • This is a lot of furs!
  • European companies' economy went up the charts from the fur trade and decided to claim Aboriginal territories as their own.
  • The First Nations suffered greatly over time as a result from European contact.
  • We'll take it!
  • I can only supply so much.. but you can use these..
  • Working for the fur trade.. The First Nations focused on the fur trade and trapping furs or working at the posts. 
  • Our people are losing their language as we speak!
  • Mother, I don't understand..
  • * Speaks in Native Language*Excuse me, sweetie?
  • Follow furs and hunt buffalo.... Beaver supplies were low which caused First Nations to move out and to find more. Newcomers hunted buffalo and the population quickly dropped.
  • Depend on European goods..The First Nations used to meet their needs with the environment around them. The ones that were involved in the fur trade began to use goods that only traders could supply.
  • Loss of language.. French and English became dominant as languages and the Aboriginal language slowly began to fade.
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