Many Tender Ties

Many Tender Ties

Women in Fur-trade Society, 1670-1870

Book - 1980
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Beginning with the founding of the Hudson's Bay Company in 1670, the fur trade dominated the development of the Canadian west. Although detailed accounts of the fur-trade era have appeared, until recently the rich social history has been ignored. In this book, the fur trade is examined not simply as an economic activity but as a social and cultural complex that was to survive for nearly two centuries.

The author traces the development of a mutual dependency between Indian and European traders at the economic level that evolved into a significant cultural exchange as well. Marriages of fur traders to Indian women created bonds that helped advance trade relations. As a result of these "many tender ties," there emerged a unique society derived from both Indian and European culture.

Publisher: Norman, Okla. : University of Oklahoma Press, c1980
ISBN: 9780806118475
0806118474
9780920486085
0920486088
Branch Call Number: 305.409712 VAN 1980
Characteristics: 301 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm

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