Sunday, May 14, 2017

Fur, Fortune and Empire--#24 finished

A good read about the fur trade in mostly American, only some about Canada from when first settled by Europeans till the late 1800s.  Lots about the beavers, the animal that was probably the reason for the whole trade starting off.  Interesting how the fur trappers just continued across the whole country and once beaver wasn't as important & almost gone then buffalo became the next big thing that was hunted or more like harvested to near extinction.  Interesting read with the sad parts about the killing of the animals and the pushing the Indians off the lands too.  Also interesting about how the mountain men helped grow our country from coast to coast.  Good read.

I will be posting it on PBS at some point, I think there are like 14 or maybe 10 WL for it so it will move once I decide to post it.

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