Chapter 5: The Fur Trade

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The Fur Trade

The fur trade brought American Indians and Euro­peans together as trading partners in Minnesota and other parts of North America. Many people were involved in this trade over the course of several hun­dred years. Explore the roles and relationships of the people involved in the fur trade and the seasonal nature of the work.

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Voyageurs National Park

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Grand Portage National Monument

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Objects of the Fur Trade

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Objects of the Fur Trade Primary Source Packet
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Snake River Fur Post

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North West Company Fur Post
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Seth Eastman: Depictions of Native American Life Primary Source Set

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Seth Eastman's Hunting Buffalo in Winter
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