American Fur

Some articles on american fur, furs, fur:

American Fur Company - History - Decline
... At the same time, the availability of furs in the Midwest declined ... Bay Company began an effort to destroy the American fur companies from its Columbia District headquarters at Fort Vancouver ... By depleting furs in the Snake River country and underselling the American Fur Company at the annual Rocky Mountain Rendezvous, the HBC effectively ruined American fur trading efforts in the Rocky Mountains ...
Cabanne's Trading Post - History
... Cabanné recruited traders and trappers for the American Fur Company, which expanded under John Jacob Astor to monopolize the American fur trade ... He managed it until the American Fur Company folded its operations about 1840 into those at Fontenelle's Post at present-day Bellevue, Nebraska, as the fur trade had declined in ...
Missouri River - American Frontier - Fur Trade
... As early as the 18th century, fur trappers entered the extreme northern basin of the Missouri River in the hopes of finding populations of beaver and river otter, the sale of whose pelts drove the ... places – some from the Canadian fur corporations at Hudson Bay, some from the Pacific Northwest (see also Maritime Fur Trade), and some from the ... an expedition which would lead to the explosive growth of the fur trade in the upper Missouri River country ...

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