Fur Trade Comic

Fur Trade Comic

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  • Welcome to our life in the fur trade.
  • In our life, when we fish, we dry them in our drying places, which are to my left.
  • I just came back from drying some fish.
  • Us people from New France trade near Quebec.
  • Yay!
  • Come get my beaver furs!
  • New France moves to the west with their middlemen.
  •     West
  • Phase 1.  Cod fishing in the East Coast and drying the fish in a non-permanant settlements. 
  •  More Land  This Way
  • We want more land!
  • Phase 2. New France traded around Quebec. French had a Haudenosaunee war and French partnered with the Oundat to be the middlemen.  The Coureur De Bois emerged with the Haudenosaunee after the defeat of Oundat. 
  • Beaver---None Buffalo---None Furs---Liimited
  • Sorry, we have no more stuff for you.
  • Phase 3. Britain est. Hudson Bay Company in 1670 in Rupert's Land had monopoly and economic competition with France. New France moved to the west with their Cree and Nakoda middlemen. The voyageurs had small boats and went up and down rivers to trade. French and Scottish Métis culture emerged.
  • Phase 4. In 1763 there was a new British Colony - New France. Economically speaking, they only focused on land. North West Company still relied on French and Métis in the fur trade. Red river Métis were interpreters, guides, traders, and carters. The roles of the women were to be companions, interpreters, business partners, ect.
  • Economically, everybody wanted more land.
  • Phase 5. The North West Company and Hudson Bay Company became one and there was monopoly again, but lost control when Métis traded with the Americans. There was less trade, beaver, and buffalo meaning that Europeans did not want as much furs. There was less good and First Nations moved. Some of the Fur trading forts began to be permanent settlements when the fur trade died out.
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