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date: 28 May 2024

Fur Trade. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Pekka HämäläinenPekka Hämäläinen

Animal pelts have probably been exchanged in North America since the beginning of human habitation, but large-scale fur trade began only after the arrival of Europeans. As the Eastern Hemisphere's fur stocks dwindled, Europeans regarded North America as a fur reservoir and created flourishing trade systems in New York, the lower ... ...

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