The French met up with some of the FN like the Stadacona while drying their fish and they traded furs for metal goods like pots and pans.
The Haudenosaunee fought with the French because of the Fur trade and after the war and the middleman (Ouendat) was at a loss, the opportunity for individual traders came like the Coureur De Bois. The British and the Dutch sided with the Haudenosaunee. As the food and fur became scarce, the middlemen and traders moved west.
The Metis win.
During the fur trade, there was essential people, the voyageurs, who would bring furs and good out to the west from the trade posts. There were many dangers of being a voyageur including dangerous rapids along the way, the risk of injury, and many more. The French had a trading strategy, having cross-cultural marriages with the FN. The children of the mixed marriages were called Metis. They thought by doing it they would connections with the FN. There's a Francophone and Scottish Metis.
The British took over the North West Company and the Francophone Metis worked for the North West Company. In the future it could possibly cause problems between the French because the Francophone Metis were French and they were working for the British. In 1762, New France became a British colony which led to an economic shift. The French always wanted furs but since the British took over, they would instead look for land to farm.
In the 1800s, the HBC lost a case against the Metis so they tried to stop the Metis from selling Pemican and furs to the Americans. They were scared that the Americans would use their economic connections to gain control of Rupert's Land. In the west, the fur trade began to decline because of scarce buffalo and beavers, and the european demands for furs began to decrease.