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On the origin and progress of the North-West Company of Canada

On the origin and progress of the North-West Company of Canada

with a history of the fur trade, as connected with that concern, and observations on the political importance of the company"s intercourse with, and influence over the Indians or savage nations of the interior, and on the necessity of maintaining and supporting the system from which that influence arises, and by which only it can be preserved.

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Published by Printed by Cox, Son and Baylis in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • North West Company.,
  • Fur trade.,
  • Indians of North America -- Commerce.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series -- no. 27875
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 microfiche (23 fr.).
    Number of Pages23
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19042485M
    ISBN 100665278756

    This is a work that will appeal not only to historians, but to all Canadians interested in Canada's early history. Their children often worked in the trade as laborers or sometimes as clerks. His great granduncle and grandfather, as well as other memebrs of his family, were involved in the Timiskaming district for almost a century. Experienced French traders teamed up with Scots emigrating from the depressed Highlands, Yankee opportunists from the American colonies, and Englishmen who saw potential on the Canadian frontier. You must be logged into Bookshare to access this title.

    Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. Beginning at Fort Chipewyan on Lake Athabasca, he set out to explore the river that now bears his name. Goetzmann, in Exploration and Empireexplains that the kind of information Smith passed along to Americans back east "inspired migration, and made settlement in the Far West seem possible. Simpson also worried that American settlers might decide to move to the lands of the Columbia Department, not to trade fur but to establish homes and farms, towns and industries. After the Oregon Treaty of settled the international boundary at the 49th parallel, the company gradually phased out its operations in Oregon and Washington territories and moved its Northwest headquarters to Vancouver Island.

    The aristocrats of the glass beads were the Chevron or Rosetta beads; they are also called Rosary or Star beads. George Simpson in the s, right. They wintered in the interior, managing a district with several trading posts, and were in charge of the actual trade with the Indians. According to the EPA, a range of Canadian goods and services benefit from the reduction or elimination of tariff and non-tariff trade barriers such as quotas or technical barriers. The pictures make beautiful screensavers, or can be used as a slide show in Windows XP. This is a work that will appeal not only to historians, but to all Canadians interested in Canada's early history.


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On the origin and progress of the North-West Company of Canada Download PDF Ebook

The labor force, referred to as "the men" or "the servants," included Orkney Islanders, French Canadian voyageurs, Iroquois Indians who had migrated west, and Hawaiians who had been recruited by ships' captains en route to the Columbia. The original Chevron bead had seven layers.

Arrived in Pacific Northwest,and established post at Astoria. Also under the auspices of the company, Alexander Mackenzie conducted two important expeditions of exploration.

North West Company

The Hudson's Bay Company was a remarkably well-organized firm with considerable powers in fur country. His ships carried glass beads along with other European trade goods.

When Thomas Douglas convinced his fellow shareholders in the Hudson's Bay Company to grant him the Selkirk Concessionit marked another in a series of events that would lead to the demise of the North West Company. Interpreters and guides could earn up to three times as much as a middleman.

Share 1. The Lewis and Clark Expedition carried thirty-three pounds of small trade beads. Fur remained profitable, however, as it had a high value-to-bulk ratio.

The North West Company

This proved so successful that the prince organized a group of 18 investors to form the Hudson's Bay Company, also known as The Governor and Adventurers of England Trading into Hudson's Bay.

Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to ascertain the most practicable and economic route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, made under the direction of the Secretary of War in The lowest level of the status pyramid was formed by the voyageurswho paddled between Montreal and the posts around the Great Lakes.

Seed Beads This strip of seed beads belonged to Carrie Bagley. Coloring agents were added to the molten glass: cobalt made blue; copper produced green; tin made a milky white; and gold resulted On the origin and progress of the North-West Company of Canada book red.

This hand-faceted bead was difficult to make, and in order to meet the demand, variations were made with as few as four layers. A guild of Venetian glass makers existed in A.

During the session that followed, Cartier reported that "they bartered all they had to such an extent that they all went back naked without anything on them; and they made signs to us that they would return on the morrow with more furs" Nisbet, Sources of the River, George Simpson in the s, right.

Several varieties of beads are in use today in jewelry and decorations. Lawrence River, and European gentlemen and military officers had developed a taste for expensive hats fashioned from beaver pelts.

Alexander Mackenzie was excluded from the new joint partnership. Vigorous hunting quickly depleted the nearby beaver grounds, and some of the more adventurous Frenchmen took to the interior in pursuit of pelts, paddling along aboriginal trade routes through Quebec's network of rivers and lakes.

This led to a substantial increase in trade with the countries, mainly in Canada and Mexico. The London committee directed that, "if the American Traders settle near our Establishments, they must be opposed, not by violence, which would only be the means of enabling the Traders to obtain the interference of their government, but by underselling them" Lavender, Simpson made three tours of the Columbia Department, and with each visit he reorganized the trade in the area.

Washington, D. Despite its efforts, the North West Company was at a distinct disadvantage in competing for furs with the Hudson's Bay Company, whose charter gave it a virtual monopoly in Rupert's Landwhere the best furs were trapped.

The London directors appointed a representative, the Governor of Rupert's Land, to oversee operations in North America.

In the words of one critic, Joseph Robson, the Hudson's Bay Company "have for eighty years slept at the edge of a frozen sea; they have shewn no curiosity to penetrate farther themselves, and have exerted all their art and power to crush that spirit in others.

Representatives from the North West Company of Canada and the Pacific Fur Company of New York make the first ascent of the lower Columbia River for commercial purposes beginning on J By Jack and Claire Nisbet; Posted 10/18/; Essay Alexander Mackenzie's voyages to the Arctic and Pacific oceans quickly brought the Canadian north west to European attention.

One of the few surviving documents from this important period in Canadian history is The English River In the North West Company traded furs in Athabaska territory as a branch of its English River district.

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