Strangers in Blood: Fur Trade Company Families in Indian Country

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UBC Press, 1980 - History - 255 pages
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The North American fur trade of the eighteenth and nineteenth centurieswas a vividly complex and changing social world. Strangers inBlood fills a major gap in fur trade literature by systematicallyexamining the traders as a group -- their backgrounds, social patterns,domestic lives and families, and the problems of their offspring.
 

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Contents

The Backgrounds and Antecedents of the British Traders
1
The London and Montreal
23
Company Men and Native Women in Hudson Bay
51
North West Company Men and Native Women
81
New Directions in Fur Trade Social Life
111
Sexual and Marital Relationships of Company
131
Fur Trade Parents and Children before 1821
153
Company Offspring in Britain
177
Fur Trade Sons and Daughters in a New Company Context
199
References
221
Index
239
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Jennifer S.H. Brown is a Professor of History at theUniversity of Winnipeg. She is coauthor of The Orders of theDreamed: George Nelson on Cree and Northern Ojibwa Religion and Myth,1823, and coeditor of The New Peoples: Being and BecomingMetis in North America.

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