The Europeans came to the coast to fish for cod of the coast. The British had flakes to dry their fish, but there where no permanent settlements.
The British have now taken over!
We just got permission to trade.
Champlain started to trade with people to get goods. A war started between the French and the Haudenosaunee . Partnerships where made between the French and the Ouendat middlemen. Cour de bois emerged after the deaft of the Ouendat.
The British arrive to set up monopolies in Rupert's Land, this creates competition with the French. New France moved to the west. The French and Scottish Mètis cultures are formed together.
New France was converted to a British colony. The economic focus shifted from furs to land and furs. A new company; North West Company started that was made by British merchants to compete against Hudson's Bay Company, they relied on the French and the Mètis workers in the fur trade.
The Hudson's Bay Company and North West Company merged together to create Hudson's Bay company which = larger monopoly for the company again, that died down after Métis were allowed to trade with Americans.
This caused lower trade, lower bever population, lower buffalo population, lower demand in Europe. This made the First Nations to move around a lot caused due to a lesser food supply