Explorers from Britain, France, Spain, and Portugal arrived in North America to fish for cod. Fish caught by the British were dried at flakes. Fish caught by the French were dried and preserved using salt. Jacques Cartier bartered with Mi'kmaq and Stadaconans.
Samuel de Champlain arrives in North America and founds New France, Quebec, and Port Royal. French - Haudenosaunee war began. The Haundenosaunee beat the Ouendat who were the middlemen for the French at the time. New France dominates the fur trade. Coureur de boi also emerge to take the place of the Oeundat.
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The British formed the Hudson Bay Company to directly compete against the French fur trade. Voyageurs emerged in the trade and could travel between fur trade posts between the Great Lakes and Montreal. Metis also emerged during this phase of the fur trade.
New France became a British colony after signing the Treaty of Paris. Britain started a new fur trade company called the Northwest Company. Cree and Nakoda started to trade pemmican. Metis Became traders, interpreters, provisioners, carters and guides . Conflict between H.B.C. and N.W.C. led to shootings and taking hostages.
The Metis traded pemmican with the Europeans. The fur trade began to move west because of a decrease in the resources ( animals such as beaver and buffalo) used to make the furs.
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In phase 5 the H.B.C. and the N.W.C. merged under the name Hudson Bay Company. By this time the Europeans countries demand for furs went down, as did the population of the buffalo and beaver. This meant that the furs trades end had begun.
You will know unite, under one name, The Hudson Bay Company under British command.