The American Fur Trade: Its Trappers, Traders, and Companies, 1605-1855 (1884)

Hubert Howe Bancroft 1832 1918 was one of the foremost and well known American historians and ethnologists who wrote, published and collected works concerning the western United States, Texas, California, Alaska, Mexico, Central America and British Columbia Bancroft writes The young republic of the United States, in the flush of her late achievement, did not look withHubert Howe Bancroft 1832 1918 was one of the foremost and well known American historians and ethnologists who wrote, published and collected works concerning the western United States, Texas, California, Alaska, Mexico, Central America and British Columbia Bancroft writes The young republic of the United States, in the flush of her late achievement, did not look with favor on an association of British, such as the Mackinaw Company, tampering with her savages and trading within her borders In 1795, by treaty with Great Britain, colonial restrictions were removed, and direct trade opened between the United States and Canada, but in 1796 the government established posts along the frontier for the protection of her fur hunters There were yet others of race kindred to those who managed the great fur associations of the north ready to stake capital, energy, and life on flattering venture Up to this time, if we except the early efforts on the Atlantic seaboard, there had been no regularly organized fur trade in the United States, like that in Canada Beyond the frontier were scattered white trappers, who with the natives sold such furs as they could gather to the nearest country store keeper but the genius of Yankee enterprise had not yet penetrated the forest There had been much to do at home since the London and Plymouth colonists had assumed nationality fighting, and after that praying, constitution making, and farming It was permanent settlement and progress the new confederation wanted instead of sudden wealth hence they remained at home, where land was yet plentiful and cheap, built school houses and meeting houses, and worked early and late Further than this, they had been poor, and unable to embark in speculative enterprise requiring great capital and their credit was none of the best abroad But with a portion of his earnings the coming American appeared, ready to gamble a little Contents SHORE OF NEW ENGLAND HOLLANDERS ON THE HUDSON THE NEW NETHERLANDS COMPANY THE SWEDISH WEST INDIA COMPANY ON THE DELAWARE HENRY FLEET ON THE POTOMAC COMPARISONS BETWEEN THE FUR BUSINESS OF CANADA AND THE U.S PERCOLATIONS THROUGH THE ALLEGHANIES THE FUR TRADE OF NATCHEZ THE OHIO COMPANY LACLEDE, MAXAN, AND COMPANY AUGUSTE AND PIERRE CHOUTEAU INROADS FROM MICHILIMACKINAC ST LOUIS IN 1803 TRAPPERs ON THE Missouri THE MISSOURI FUR COMPANY ASTOR S PROJECTS THE AMERICAN FUR COMPANY THE PACIFIC FUR COMPANY THE SOUTHWEST COMPANY THE COLUMBIA FUR COMPANY THE NORTH AMERICAN FUR COMPANY THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN FUR COMPANY SUBLETTE, BRIDGER, FITZPATRICK, AND PIERRE CHOUTEAU THE YOUNGER JAMES Pursley AND THE OPENING OF THE SANTA FE TRADE B PRATTE AND COMPANY BENT AND ST VRAIN GAUNT, DRIPPS, BLACKWELL, AND FONTENELLE KIT CARSON, PILCHER, BONNEVILLE, WALKER, AND WYETH THE RENDEZVOUS THE COLORADO BASIN AND CALIFORNIA THE CHINA TRADE THE CALIFORNIA FUR TRADE JEDEDIAH SMITH PATTIE Originally published in 1884 reformatted for the Kindle may contain occasional imperfection original spellings have been kept in place.
The American Fur Trade Its Trappers Traders and Companies Hubert Howe Bancroft was one of the foremost and well known American historians and ethnologists who wrote published and collected works concerning the western United States Texas Califor

  • Title: The American Fur Trade: Its Trappers, Traders, and Companies, 1605-1855 (1884)
  • Author: Hubert Howe Bancroft
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  • Page: 244
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