The Fur Trade- Pragya 7C
Updated: 1/16/2020
The Fur Trade- Pragya 7C
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  • Are these enough sticks
  • Yeah this is good, lets head back to the fort.
  • First Nations women prepared the furs, first they scraped the flesh. Then they rubbed the pelt with the brains then, smoked it over a fire, and soaked it in warm water.
  • The men agree to what you are saying.
  • So it is a deal
  • The First Nations also worked at the forts, they made moccasins and clothing. They collected birch bark and spruce gum to make canoes. They wove fishing nets and snow shoes. The also contributed to the food supply.
  • Women paddled the canoes and worked in camps.
  • Many of the First nations and Metis women knew more than one language. This made them valuable interpreters and negotiators. They also worked as guides.
  • Some of the First nations women worked at the Hudson's Bay company. This is what the company look like then. They were built near a lake because was the most common transportation system.
  • The Hudson's Bay company has changed over the years, this is what the company looks like now. It is more modern and now instead of using it to trade furs it is used as a store.
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