The fur trade in the Scratching River region.
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Published by Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Citizenship, Historic Resources in [Winnipeg] .
Written in English


  • Fur trade -- Manitoba -- Morris River -- History.,
  • Morris River (Man.) -- History.

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Edition Notes

ContributionsManitoba. Historic Resources Branch.
LC ClassificationsF1064.M67 F87 1984
The Physical Object
Pagination8 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18608296M
ISBN 100771100868

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The fur trade was a business that made profits for the owners and many of the traders. But it was also a cultural meeting ground where all of the participants were on equal footing. Everyone had something of value to trade. However, in the long run, the fur trade was also very destructive for the American Indian tribes of this region. The Missouri Fur Company (also known as the St. Louis Missouri Fur Company or the Manuel Lisa Trading Company) was one of the earliest fur trading companies in St. Louis, ved and reorganized several times, it operated under various names from until its final dissolution in It was created by a group of fur traders and merchants from St. Louis and Kaskaskia, Illinois. Canada - Canada - The character of French settlement: The fur trade was not New France’s sole enterprise. By settlers in Canada and Acadia were producing provisions for the fur traders and the annual ships. A characteristic mode of landholding, known as the seigneurial system, began to evolve. Under the system, the state granted parcels of land to seigneurs, who were responsible for. From then on, the American Fur Company established its western headquarters at Mackinac Island and commanded the trade in the Great Lakes region. An alliance made in with the Chouteaus of St. Louis gave the American Fur Company a monopoly of the trade in the Missouri River region, and later in the Rocky Mountains.