The growth of the inland fur trade produced all of the following effects except undermining their authority as providers of food b undermining their authority as producers of handcrafted goods. These works find intermarriage between traders and native women to be a key factor in understanding the social stability of the fur trade van kirk focuses on the role of women in the development of fur trade society, tracing the contribution and changing experience of indian, mixed-blood, and white women over 150 years. Aboriginal women played an important role in the fur trade without their skills and hard work, the fur trade would not have been possible many of the fur traders married aboriginal women.
The roles played by women in the fur trade were incredibly varied although there was a handful of white women in the fur country after 1812, most fur traders married. For two centuries—from the mid-1600s to the 1860s—indian and métis women like coth-co-co-na brokered culture, language, trade goods, and power on the canadian and american fur-trade frontier they were partners, liaisons, and wives to the french, scottish, canadian, and american men who scoured the west for salable furs. Black women also often served as cooks on steamboats, he said the opinions of some men involved in the fur trade was also more mixed than some people might expect, stenberg said, with europeans.
Formal education for women in the fur trade was nonexistent however, in the course of helping her husband, a woman would learn many things and acquire important skills it would not be unusual for her to learn and use three different languages (english, french and at least one native tongue. Also, to a certain degree, fur trade wives were respected and valued for their contributions to the fur trade economy especially mixed blood women were seen as the ideal fur trade wife, possessing both knowledge of native methods of survival and the ability to adapt to a european culture. Lowell fur trading post was manned by michigan's most famous woman pioneer updated november 19, 2012 at 4 for a female to be that involved in the fur trade — to be the boss — was.
The fur trade the north american fur trade began in the seventeenth century when european and aboriginal people began meeting at the saint lawrence river to trade goods: 24 the europeans were mainly interested in buying furs for the luxury fur and felt market in europe. Follows declan harp, a part-irish, part-native american outlaw who is campaigning to breach the hudson's bay company's monopoly on the fur trade in canada. Women in the fur trade women played an integral role in the fur trade, one that is often overlooked while men usually took the lead in both the trapping and the trading, there were other dimensions. the importance of the fur trade to the development of north america is a topic that has received much attention over the last century attempts to describe the economic, social, and political consequences of the fur trade have been made by prominent authors such as harold innis and arthur j ray.
Women of the fur trade 16k likes our purpose is to encourage research, learning, teaching and the preservation of the history and skills of the women. Many tender ties: women in fur-trade society, 1670-1870 beginning with the founding of the hudson's bay company in 1670, the fur trade dominated the development of the canadian west although detailed accounts of the fur-trade era have appeared, until recently the rich social history has been ignored. Her correspondence is also recognized for its importance as being one of the earliest for pioneer women in the fur trade in western canada through her letters, we can see her mature from a gawking and sea-sick newcomer to a shrewd and experienced observer of fur trade life. The role of native women in the fur trade society of western canada, 1670-1830 created date: 20160807204600z.
I have wondered about the role of women in the fur trade not much was written so little is known about the women and their roles over the next several blogs i'm going to share some of the references i. Many tender ties: women in fur-trade society, by sylvia van kirk is a well-written, must-read for those interested in the history of the pacific northwest and the role women played in the fur trade. Beginning with the founding of the hudson's bay company in 1670, the fur trade dominated the development of the canadian west although detailed accounts of the fur-trade era have appeared, until recently the rich social history has been ignored.