Carry the canoe so we can make it to the trade in time!
But it's heavy...
When the French and British would go to shore to either freshen their water or dry their fish they would usually see the Mi'kmaq and soon it become a habit which led to them trading with each other.
Which way to Red River?
The Ouendat worked as middlemen in the fur trade between the French and other First Nations. But they were then wiped out by the Haudenosaunee for partnering with the French, because the Haudenosaunee were allies with Britain.
The Fur Trade is dying out, we must leave.
Voyageurs became essential to the Fur Trade because they were independent people who traded. France also had the Anishinabe as middlemen for just them. Around this time the Metis became people, their parents were both French and First Nation.
Thank goodness the fur trade is over
Oh yes how chaotic.
The British took control over French land which made them in control of all their people and resources. It caused more French, First Nation and Metis people to move further west. The Metis played an important part in the fur trade because they helped as guides, interpreters and traders.
Around the 1800s the fur trade was becoming less popular. Beavers and Buffalo's were almost extinct because of it and more people didn't care for trading as much as they once did. The British tried stopping the Metis from helping the Americans, so they wouldn't gain control over British land.
By the late 1800s the fur trade had mostly ended and many Europeans stayed in Canada after.