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The Great Northwest Fur Trade:
A Material Culture 1763-1850

  by Ryan R. Gale

The Great Northwest Fur Trade bookThis book is a comprehensive guide to the material culture of the British, Canadian, and American fur traders and American Indians between 1763 and 1850. Brimming with full color photographs of original artifacts, drawings and paintings. Chapters include, The Native Americans; The Trade; Transportation; The Voyageurs; The Officers; The Forts; and more.

A variety of trade goods are examined and discussed such as firearms, ammunition, beads, blankets, silver, tools, kettles, cutlery, tobacco, and more. Includes an in-depth look at the canoes, boats, and ships that transported men, furs, and trade goods between Europe and the North American interior. Learn about the voyageurs and officers, what they wore, the tools they used, their arms, and what few personal items they brought with them into the interior. Artifacts and paintings from dozens of private collectors, museums, and institutes are included such as the Hudson’s Bay Company collection, Museum of the Fur Trade, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Grand Portage National Park, Fort Michilimackinac, Royal Ontario Museum, and more!

Soft bound with 169 pages in large 11” x 8-1/2” landscape format, full color photos and illustrations up to 22” across-the-gutter, by author and photographer Ryan R. Gale. $33.95.
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