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The Subarctic Fur Trade

Native Social and Economic Adaptations

The papers in this book focus on themes which have been near the centre of fur trade scholarship: the identification of Indian motivations; the degree to which Indians were discriminating consumers and creative participants; and the extent of Native dependency on the trade. Spanning the period from the seventeenth century up to and including the twentieth, with distinguished authors such as J. Arthur Ray and Toby Morantz, The Subarctic Fur Trade will help scholars become more fully aware of the issues concerned with Native economic history.

208 pages

Table of Contents

Maps and Tables

Introduction / Shepard Krech III

1 Periodic Shortages, Native Welfare, and the Hudson’s Bay Company 1670-1930 / Arthur J. Ray

2 The First Century: Adaptive Changes among the Western James Bay Cree between the Early Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries / Charles A. Bishop

3 Economic and Social Accommodations of the James Bay Inlanders to the Fur Trade / Toby Morantz

4 Sakie, Esquawenoe, and the Foundation of a Dual-Native Tradition at Moose Factory / Carol M. Judd

5 The Trade of the Slavey and Dogrib at Fort Simpson in the Early Nineteenth Century / Shepard Krech III

6 The Microeconomics of Southern Chipewyan Fur-Trade History / Robert Jarvenpa and Hetty Jo Brumbach

Notes on Contributors


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