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  • Phase 1:The Early Fur Trade
  • Phase 2:Expansion Inland
  • Ouendat
  • Haudenosaunee
  • Phase 3:Rival Networks
  • The Mi’kmaq began to trade with Europeans coming to fish cod off the east coast. The British set up stations on shore to dry their fish.
  • Phase 4:The Drive West
  • HBC
  • We need to look for more supplies of fur and new First Nations contacts.
  • The defeat of Ouendat allies by the Haudenosaunee made the Anishinabe partner with the French. So the Anishinabe traded with the coureur de bois.
  • Phase 4:The Drive West
  • NWC
  • We need to look for more supplies of fur and new First Nations contacts 
  • The Cree and Nakoda were middlemen for the French and the British. The Anishinabe were middlemen for the french. New France needed a new way to keep trading with the First Nations near the Great Lakes.
  • Phase 5:Monopoly In The West
  • I think the Americans will use the connections to gain control of Rupert's Land!
  • Competition between the NWC and the HBC drove the fur trade west, as both companies looked for new supplies of furs and new First Nations contacts. The trade networks of HBC and NWC collided in  Alberta.
  • The HBC lost a court case against independent Métis traders that were supplying furs to Americans. Britain worried that the Americans will use these connections to get control of Rupert’s Land.
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