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Trapping the beaver

Book Thirteen: Who traps the beaver? The view of a Canadian Mountain man setting traps in the woods is not really accurate. Most trapping was done by natives. The Indians were much more skilled and it was easier and more profitable for the Canadians to tour the wild each year, stopping at villages to trade European goods valued by the natives, (knives, pans, tools, jewelry, etc. and later even guns). The Canadians would then return to the markets in, Québec, Montreal, and other posts to sell the furs to merchants who would ship them to Europe or occasionally use in Canada. Read More 
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