Many Tender Ties: Women in Fur-trade Society, 1670-1870

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University of Oklahoma Press, 1983 - Social Science - 301 pages
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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. In this book, the fur trade is examined not simply as an economic activity but as a social and cultural complex that was to survive for nearly two centuries.

The author traces the development of a mutual dependency between Indian and European traders at the economic level that evolved into a significant cultural exchange as well. Marriages of fur traders to Indian women created bonds that helped advance trade relations. As a result of these "many tender ties," there emerged a unique society derived from both Indian and European culture.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Moose Factory early nineteenth century
16
Flathead woman and child
22
Fort George in 1813
31
Prince of Waless Fort
43
Fort William 1845
49
Indian woman threading snowshoes
55
Gumming seams of a birchbark canoe
62
St Johns Church and the Red River Academy
144
Mrs Mary Lowman
150
Mary Keith Taylor
162
John Stuart
169
Forts of the Hudsons Bay and North West Companies
176
Kilakotah country wife of Chief Factor
183
Mrs J P Pruden
190
Sophia fourth wife of John Tod
196

Man and his wife returning with a load of partridges
74
A Hudsons Bay Company steersman and his family
81
John Rowand Jr son of Chief Factor John Rowand
98
Extract from the Albany Factory School Journal
104
Amelia Douglas
112
Marriage contract 1859
118
The stone house at Lower Fort Garry
125
Fort Edmonton 1867
133
Mrs Josette Work with daughter Suzette
135
Mrs Sarah McKinley
211
Chief Factor Robert Miles
217
Annie Ballenden
223
A World We Have Lost
231
Chief Trader Richard Hardisty and his wife Margaret
232
Mr and Mrs A G B Bannatyne and family
239
Abbreviations
245
References
255
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About the author (1983)

Sylvia Van Kirk is Associate Professor of Canadian History and Women?s Studies in the University of Toronto. She holds the Ph.D. degree from the University of London, England.

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